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GM Issues Request for Proposals

Website launched to ferret out serious developers.

Sleepy Hollow's largest development-in-waiting is ready to receive suitors.

GM, and the international real estate group Jones Lang LaSalle, have launched the Request for Proposals process in an attempt to cultivate interest, and perspective developers, to take on the massive waterfront build. 

Part of the search includes the creation of gmsleepyhollowdevelopmentopportunity.com. The site is slick; complete with market trends, quick facts and summaries of the project. More detailed information is available if those visiting the site sign a non-disclosure agreement. 

"It explains the terms of the procedures, the parameters and due dates. Anyone can go look at it," said Sleepy Hollow Mayor Ken Wray. 

Under the agreement between GM and the Village, which was part of the , the company was required to petition for proposals by July 7.  

The website and supplemental information boasts that permits and state approvals are already in place for the 1,177 residential unit development, which will also include 170,000-square-feet of retail/office space. 

It also notes that, because the property has been classified as a Brownfield, developers may be able to get a 10 percent state tax credit for site preparation and redevelopment. 

The last day for proposals to be accepted for consideration is September 2, 2011. 

"What GM will do is look through all of the responses and pick someone to negotiate the final deal with," said Wray. 

According to the aforementioned Special Permit agreement, GM will have to transfer of the property to a new owner before the end of February, 2012.

You can view the RFP website here: http://gmsleepyhollowdevelopmentopportunity.com/

Blue July 14, 2011 at 12:54 PM
yawn
ASleepyBoy July 14, 2011 at 01:19 PM
Can anyone provide any info about the "Headless Horseman Trail" referenced on page 8 of the brochure? It says that it runs from Devries, along the south side of the Pocantico River through Philipsburg Manor, through the cemetery, eventually connecting with the Old Croton Aqueduct. Is this trail open to the public at all times? Is there a map for it? I know of parts of it but can't say I have ever heard that it is a unified trail in its entirety.
Wonderboy July 14, 2011 at 01:40 PM
I'm sure that during this great economic turnaround, they'll be lining up.....
J Grenwig July 14, 2011 at 01:48 PM
This is getting really old...
Sean Roach July 14, 2011 at 03:59 PM
I don't think it is, and I have personally never heard of it before. I'll check and see if I can find someone to clarify.
Sean Roach July 14, 2011 at 05:08 PM
From the SH VA: Yes there is something called a headless horseman trail. The plan is to have this trail connect with the RiverWalk and extend up to the aqueduct and Rockefeller Preserve. Like the River Walk, it’s incomplete. It’s suppose to go from Kingsland Point Park, over the pedestrian overpass, Through Devries Park, through HHV, across route 9 up to the aqueduct.
ASleepyBoy July 14, 2011 at 05:48 PM
Thanks Sean! Glad I was not the only one who did not know about this plan. Do you know any other info as to the status of it now, what needs to be done, any help that may be needed?
Robert Solari July 14, 2011 at 08:05 PM
150,000 sq ft of commercial space would make a perfect River Boat Casino! Where's Donald Trump when you need him.
Willie Lester July 14, 2011 at 08:30 PM
Sure, just like empire casino in yonkers. Wondefull
Robert Solari July 14, 2011 at 08:54 PM
No like down town Philadelphia South Sugar Casino on the Delaware River.
Wade Schultz July 14, 2011 at 10:47 PM
I think the "Headless Horseman Trail" has been around since 1997. Give or take a year. That is when I remember I first heard about it being in place. I have personally never seen any signs or maps for it. I actually totally forgot about until you just mentioned it.
Willie Lester July 15, 2011 at 01:52 PM
I don't think anyone will ever confuse Sleepy Hollow with down downPhilly. Take a trip to Empire Casino one Friday night and see the people there. If thats what you want, go for it.
ASleepyBoy July 15, 2011 at 02:45 PM
Totally agree with you. Sad thing is, Beekman Ave. doesn't have a much higher quality of people on it on ANY night as it is right now....
Riverhawk July 15, 2011 at 03:47 PM
How about a windmill farm on the site?
Kevin July 15, 2011 at 06:38 PM
And solar.
unclesam July 21, 2011 at 12:02 AM
Cemetary?
007 July 21, 2011 at 12:37 AM
Solari, Wake up, Remember your in sleepy hollow. Are you having a dream you nitwit

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