TUCKAHOE, N.Y. – There will be several changes around Tuckahoe in 2013 as the village plans to undertake several projects with the potential to re-shape the area.
Yonkers Avenue will be re-opened next week and construction will begin on new residential and commercial complexes in town.
Tuckahoe Mayor Steve Ecklond is looking forward to new developments in the village and eliminating some of the empty storefronts on Main Street.
“The village will see the start of two significant development projects at opposite ends of Tuckahoe,” he said. “In addition, we will see groundbreaking on a new car wash and brewery on Marbledale Road. These new developments and projects, along with a new building coming up on the old Salerno’s site on Main Street will make for a very busy year in our village.”
In addition to those construction projects, a berm will be set up on the south end of Tuckahoe to help with flood mitigation, Trustee Greg Luisi said.
“We want to keep serving the residents so that they may continue to enjoy the many wonderful benefits of living here in Tuckahoe,” he said.
At the public library, there will be many additions to the children’s programs. There will be a monthly session of “Dancing Through Books,” hosted by Stephanie Urbina of the Dance Gallery, which will combine reading and creative dance. Kids also will be invited to bring their favorite book and share it with a group at “story swaps.”
“These programs will accompany our monthly ‘Kid’s Craft, Paws and Tales and Legos at the Library programs,” children’s librarian Ellen Tannenbaum said. “Registration is required, so call the library to register or get more information.”
Ecklond added that a new police program and improvements to the way the village communicates meetings are things residents can look forward to in the new year.
“The Yonkers Avenue roadway will be opened in the first week of January, and the final finish work will be complete in the spring. The new police youth bureau will be completed within the next month,” he said. “I am looking forward to make some corrections to the audio-visual systems we use to broadcast our meetings to better improve the residents’ opportunities to watch and understand these meetings.”