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RYE CITY COUNCIL MEETING

As part of tonight’s city council meeting there will be a public hearing regarding proposed zoning changes.  While the main focus has been new construction, if this change is approved, it could have an impact on a number of existing homes. My understanding is if passed, the new code would include some attic spaces in FAR calculations. It would not matter if the attic is unfinished, or pull down Bessler stairs. The impact would be if a homeowner is planning an addition and part of the attic is now counted as FAR, then that addition may be no longer be possible and/or could require a variance.  For homeowners not planning an addition it could impact the value of the property since expansion possibilities add value to most homes from a resale perspective.

FAR = Floor area ratio. This is the formula which determines the amount of square footage on a given lot depending on lot size and zoning.

Time: 8:00pm

Place: City Hall

Relevant Agenda Sections:

8) Continuation of Public Hearing for October 9, 2013 to amend local law Chapter
197, Zoning, of the Rye City Code, Section §197-1, “Definitions and Usage”, to amend the definition of “STORY, HALF”, and Section §197-43.2,
Subsection B, “Attics” to amend the Calculation of Attics in Gross Floor Area.

9) Continuation of Public Hearing for October 9, 2013 to: 1) adopt a local law amending Chapter 53, Architectural Review, of the
Rye City Code, Section §53-1, “Definitions” to amend the definition of “Small Project”, and 2) adopt a local law to amend Chapter 197 Article IV
“Use Regulations” and Article VI “Appeals” to establish regulations regarding outdoor fire pits and outdoor kitchens.

Another possible topic (not currently on the agenda) will be the sports complex and fields proposed as part of Sustainable Playland and how it will affect the surrounding neighborhoods.

To view the entire agenda for tonight’s meeting click here… http://www.egovlink.com/public_documents300/rye/published_documents/City%20Council/Agenda/2013/Agenda%2010-23-13.pdf

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PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE IN PURCHASE ESTATES

Sunday, October 27th @ 2:00-4:00pm

4 Fairway Cropped MLS

4 FAIRWAY DRIVE
Purchase Estates in Purchase, New York 10577
Offered at $3,725,000

You are invited to visit this magnificent 8-bedroom home.

Offers 8,647 square feet, exceptional details, gracious formal rooms, Christopher Peacock kitchen, four fireplaces, finished lower level with media room and much more!

Directions: Purchase Street (Route 120) to Fairway Drive.

To find out more information about this property visit my website or email me at jomeara@houlihanlawrence.com

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NEW RENTAL LISTING FROM JOAN O’MEARA

I Just Listed 34 SOUNDVIEW AVENUE in Rye, New York

If you would like to find out more about this home please visit My Website or email me at jomeara@houlihanlawrence.com

34 SOUNDVIEW AVENUE Rye, New York Offered at $12,000 Monthly

34 SOUNDVIEW AVENUE
Rye, New York
Offered at $12,000 Monthly

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The Harrison School District and PT Council are holding PARENT TOURS of both Louis M Klein Middle School and Harrison High School on OCTOBER 24TH.

LMK Middle School Tour:  9:30am in the main lobby of LMK (50 Union Avenue).

LMK Middle School Q&A Session: 10:15am hosted by 3 LMK students, Mr. Fried (Principal), Mr. Wool (Harrison Schools Superintendent) and the LMK PTA Co-President.

Harrison High School (HHS) Tour: 12:30 pm in the main lobby of the high school (255 Union Avenue). Dr. Steve Siciliano (Principal) and Louis Wool (Superintendent), will conduct the tour of the high school.

HHS  Q&A Session: 1:15pm hosted by three Harrison High School students, Dr. Siciliano, Mr. Wool and the HHS PTA Co-President.

If you plan on attending please RSVP to PT Council Co-President Ellen Arcara at ela527@optonline.net and make sure to include your name and which tours you will be attending.

 

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THREE NEW LISTINGS in RYE & HARRISON FROM JOAN O’MEARA

I Recently Listed 2 LOCKWOOD PLACE, 265 MILTON ROAD and 290 NORTH STREET.

If you would like to find out more about the following properties please visit My Website or email me at jomeara@houlihanlawrence.com

2 Lockwood Pl Front Exterior

2 LOCKWOOD PLACE
Harrison, New York
Offered at $750,000

265 MILTON ROAD Rye, New York Offered at $2,295,000

265 MILTON ROAD
Rye, New York
Offered at $2,295,000

290 NORTH STREET Rye, New York  Offered at $1,550,000

290 NORTH STREET
Rye, New York
Offered at $1,550,000

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