Update: Tuesday 8:00pm. The Planning & Zoning commission approved the application from three homeowners to fill in a shared boat basin is in the Byram River, directly opposite the end of Fox Island Rd in Port Chester.
Tuesday’s Planning & Zoning Commission agenda includes an application from three families with properties on Byram Shore Road who wish to fill in a shared boat basin.
What is a boat basin? The Greenwich harbor master explained it as something of a snug harbor for small craft, virtually landlocked except for a passage of water to get a boat in and out.
A boat basin might be ideal – protected from waves and boat wakes – except maybe in the event that the owners don’t have need for it, and prefer a bigger yard.
The three property owners are Donald and Colleen Wood-Smith at 224 Byram Shore Rd whose home was built in 2011, the Wollffs of 230 Byram Shore Rd whose home was built in 1978, and John and Christina Horner whose Mediterranean style home was built in 1997.
The application to P&Z is for a final coastal site plan to fill in the existing boat basin contained over three properties containing a total of 1.81 total acres in the R-20 zone located in the Coastal Area Overlay Zone.
Reached by phone, the Harbor Master, Ian Macmillan, said he couldn’t recall a similar situation where an owner of a man-made boat basin wished to return the feature to its original state.