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.
“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.”
“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.