Yonkers City Council President Khader and Majority Leader Sabatino Express Concerns Regarding Proposed South Broadway Hotels

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YONKERS, NY — August 20, 2018 — Yonkers City Council President Mike Khader and Democratic Majority Leader Michael Sabatino today announced their concerns regarding proposed hotels to be respectively located at 189 South Broadway and 602 South Broadway. At present, proposals for the hotels are being circulated by developers to the Yonkers Planning and Zoning Boards.

MIke Khader, Esq., is Yonkers City Council President.

“I have serious concerns about these proposed hotels,” said Council President Khader. “I have no objection to business development in Yonkers, however, we must be thoughtful in our approach, and carefully weigh proposals such as this one that have the potential to seriously impact neighborhood quality of life. I am not convinced that the proposed hotels will constitute a valuable addition to the South Broadway neighborhood. We are very lucky to have an extremely active Business Improvement District in the South Broadway area, and after a concerted effort to improve the South Broadway corridor, I do not want to jeopardize the good work that has been done in that area.”

Michael Sabatino, Yonkers City Council Majority Leader (3rd District).

“I oppose these hotel developments on South Broadway,” added Majority Leader Michael Sabatino. “I do not believe that there is a need for these properties in that corridor, and I have serious concerns about the impact of the proposed developments on the neighborhood.”

The proposed hotels will be discussed at a September 12th meeting of the Yonkers Planning Board, and a September 25th meeting of the Zoning Board.

eHeziYonkers City Council President Khader and Majority Leader Sabatino Express Concerns Regarding Proposed South Broadway Hotels

Comments 13

  1. Why don’t they build a halfway house, ahem, affordable housing and have it run by the Jordanian-American slumlords with the gas station next door.

  2. Hey M & M…before you tell us what you DON’T want in the South Broadway corridor, why don’t you tell us YOUR ideas as to what should replace these hotels? No clue? Didn’t think so. Just like you have no no clue as to the depth of our debt for the Yonkers FY2020 budget period. You are both useless.

      1. Hey ‘christ’ I’m not an idiot…really, you think affordable housing, aka Section 8, was a better solution than hotels? Jerk…

        1. Hey idiot..the same group of owners are proposing 2 hotels a mile apart that will actually operate as motels.
          Retail space isn’t needed based on the turnovers and for rent signs. Franchises on sbway go bankrupt. So yes, housing or office space wouldn’t be a bad idea.

    1. Sorry Liam, your done raising our taxes and giving in to the greedy unions and city haulers. Go away and take Spencer and Amicon and SpaNO with you.

  3. The real question here is who put them up to this “concern”?

    Only one thing that they all need to care about is how much taxes will it bring in?

    And how much are the corporate welfare taxbreaks going to amount up to?

    All of these “projects” should be banned if they are not paying their fair share in taxes.

  4. Khader, do not trust Sabatino or your fellow Dems. It’s no secret Spano wants these hotels and Sabatino will flip to Spanos side once he gets what he wants.
    Hang in there Khader, your up against 6 Republican council and a Republican mayor.

    1. Thanks Mike for raising my taxes and its quite odd that your little piece on having a service for the terrorist act in Jordon has suddenly vanished from the Yonkers Tribune.

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