“The site — nearly 100 acres along the Hudson River here where General Motors once assembled 11 million cars — has had a protracted gestation period. On Wednesday, however, ground finally broke on the $1 billion development, which will feature 1,177 units of housing, more than 200,000 square feet of commercial space and a 140-room hotel. When the project, Edge-on-Hudson, is completed over the next decade, it will transform this diverse village, where more than half of the 10,000 residents speak Spanish.
The ambitious plans are helping heal the wounds caused by the closing of the plant in 1996, which represented such a psychic shift for the village that officials changed its name — to Sleepy Hollow from North Tarrytown…
Jim Tinson, chief executive of Hart Howerton, an architecture, landscape and planning firm, has arranged the site so that the buildings and open space facing the New York City skyline — visible beyond the Tappan Zee Bridge — are more urban and formal in design.” – NY Times
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