The Greenburgh Town Board recently decided to schedule an auction for the long vacant lot formerly known as Frank’s Nursery on Dobbs Ferry Road.
The auction is scheduled for Tuesday, December 3rd at 10 a.m.
- Minimum bid will be $3.5 million dollars with no conditions.
- One-hundred percent of the payment is due at the closing date.
- Cleanup of the property to be paid for by the purchaser.
- No tax breaks.
The board plans to issue a comprehensive plan to the public this fall so potential purchasers will know what's possible here, which is now zoned strictly residential.
Writes Town Supervisor Paul Feiner, “I continue to believe that the town should rezone properties on Dobbs Ferry Road to allow for recreation uses. Creating a recreation zone on Dobbs Ferry Road will also enhance the chances of helping the Golf Range stay in business. Other potential uses: single family homes.”
The lot was previously put up for bid and of the three proposals received, Feiner most liked the idea from Tarrytown-based Game On to lease the space for a sports dome. However, the community outcry was fierce, not to mention the point that the space couldn't be leased to begin with.
Ardsley-based House of Sports points to Westchester law insisting on the sale not lease of land obtained by tax foreclosure. Read more on this here.
What do you think should happen with this land?