Feedback: Fire House and DPW Facilities

The Village of Irvington is in the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan (originally adopted in 2003).  The updated Plan will help chart the direction of the Village for the next ten years or more.  To accomplish this, earlier this year, the Board of Trustees assembled a group of nearly 40 volunteers who held approximately 2 dozen meetings over a period of 8 weeks.  They produced a list of 50 recommendations to be incorporated into the updated Comprehensive Plan.  Those recommendations addressed such topics as: The Downtown; Code Modernization; Historic Irvington; and the Broadway Corridor.

This email highlights two of the more significant recommendations: Future use of the Fire House property (90 Main Street) and DPW Facility (South Astor Street).

The headquarters of the Irvington Fire Department is located at 90 Main Street, across from the Town Hall and Main Street School.  Over the past several years, the Village has explored the possibility of relocating the headquarters as a way of addressing the significant space constraints of the existing facility.  Although there is no site currently identified for the relocation, if the Fire House is relocated at some point in the future, how should the current property be used? The Working Group that reviewed the possible relocation of the Fire House suggested that the site be used for parking or a new building.  Tell us what you think.

Similarly, the Comprehensive Plan Committee is recommending the relocation of the DPW facility.  If the DPW facility is successfully relocated, the following uses were recommended for the existing site: Combination residential (facing S Buckhout St) and professional offices or limited retail buildings (facing S Astor St) – All of which should be in scale with the surrounding area.  Again, there is no site currently identified for the relocation, so tell us how you think the current property should be used, assuming the DPW facility were moved?

Please consider helping us evaluate this recommendation.  We have set up a short survey to gather feedback on this recommendation. The survey is here: SURVEY CLOSED

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