John Tesei

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Restoration Proposed after “Devastating” Unauthorized Cutting and Wetlands Violations

A total of 186 trees over 4-inch DBH were removed; others were limbed, plus an unquantified amount of shrubs on Ashton Drive properties including Governor Lamont’s. Some tree cutting stemmed from trespass onto a neighbor’s forest. Police got involved when the neighbor’s property manager reported the trespassing. Continue Reading →

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P&Z Watch: Few Fans for 40-Unit “Assisted Housing” Development Behind Bank of America

“I think it’s clear and you would agree that the loan the trust is committed to giving this project is financial assistance?” Bob Barolak asked. “With respect I think it’s hogwash,” Mr. Cohen said, characterizing the $100,000 as not significant assistance on a project of the size proposed. Continue Reading →

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New Pre-App Submitted for 6-Story, 60 Unit Affordable Housing 8-30g: “J Lofts on West Elm”

A new pre-application has been submitted to P&Z from 240 GA LLC (registered to John J Fareri), represented by attorney John Tesei, that seeks to construct a 6-story, 60-unit building with a total of 96 bedrooms under the state’s 8-30g affordable housing statute. Continue Reading →

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WETLANDS WATCH: 28 Proposed Residences at Former Mel Gibson Estate Scrutinized

About 100 residents wearing “RHA” stickers for Round Hill Association attended Monday’s Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency meeting to object to a proposed development of 28 single family homes organized as condominiums with a community center at 124 Old Mill Road. Continue Reading →

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P&Z Watch: Neighbors Object to Developments on West Putnam Ave

Neighbors of the proposed developments at 581-585 West Putnam Ave and 550/600 West Putnam Ave voiced concerns about traffic, light pollution, streetscape and blasting away massive rock outcropping. Several said they don’t want the corridor to look like White Plains. Continue Reading →

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