Pelham village board continues public hearings Tuesday on two rental projects and law to charge developers for infrastructure


On right is a rendering of 163 Wolfs Lane, which would be built next to the Picture House.

The Village of Pelham Board of Trustees will hear comment for the second time Tuesday on apartment projects proposed for 163 Wolfs Lane and 195 Sparks Ave. These are the second public hearings, following sessions last month.

The board will also take comment again on a proposed local law that would require new developers contribute to infrastructure improvements made necessary by their projects.

According to the public notices issued by the village, the specifics on the two apartment developments were listed as follows:

  • “Concrete Ventures, LLC, as applicant, has applied for site plan approval under the Business District Floating Zone to redevelop a former gas station and vehicle repair shop at 163 Wolfs Lane with 27 one- and two-bedroom rental units with 1,400 square feet of ground floor commercial. One parking space would be provided for each residential unit accessed via a car elevator and seven spaces would be provided on site for the ground floor commercial use as required by code.”
  • “Pelham RE Partners, as applicant, has applied for site plan approval under the Business District Floating Zone to replace a 20,038 square foot one-story commercial building at 139 Fifth Avenue. The parcel fronts on Fifth Avenue and extends back to Fourth Avenue. The proposed project is a mixed-use development with 28 one-, two- and 2.5- bedroom rental units, and 1,400 square feet of ground floor commercial. Thirty-five off street parking spaces would be provided; one parking space for each of the 28 residential units and seven spaces for the ground floor commercial. Access to parking would be from Fourth Avenue. The project includes non-rentable space along Fifth Avenue that would in part be used for a leasing office, and in part be available for a community art gallery. An exterior pedestrian ‘pass-through’ or walkway would be provided between Fifth Avenue and the parking on Fourth Avenue.”

According to the draft infrastructure legislation, the law would amend the village code “to establish a fair, rational and consistent method by which the board of trustees can assess the increased demand on the village’s infrastructure, including sewer, traffic, signal infrastructure, road infrastructure (including road paving) and infrastructure relating to pedestrian safety, attributable to new development in the village and require each development that is approved to contribute, in mitigation of its impacts, the fair share of the village’s infrastructure costs attributable to the impact of that development.”

The full text of the proposed local law is available to be read on the village’s website.

All of the public hearings will be held in the meeting room of Pelham Village Hall at 195 Sparks Avenue.