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Senior Housing Becomes Heated Issue In Buchanan

Village Trustee Duane Jackson
Village Trustee Duane Jackson Photo Credit: Mayfirstthebook.com

BUCHANAN, N,Y. -- A contractor who specializes in affordable housing, says he feels abandoned after losing the support of Village Trustee Duane Jackson, according to lohud.com.

Bill Balter, of Wider-Balter Partners, announced last week that he is done with the project after Jackson, who at first supported the 66 units for the elderly, announced that he is rejecting the zoning change because he believes the city can get more money from commercial or industrial use development, said lohud.com.

Situated on seven acres across from the village’s Hudson River park, near an entrance to the Indian Point nuclear complex, the flip-flop by Jackson, would not give Balter and the land owner, Gleen Griffin, the three needed votes to allow elderly housing in a light-industrial zone, added lohud.com.

The next public hearing on what to do with the property is set for Dec. 1 at 7:30 at Village Hall, said lohud.com.

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