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MIDWAY SHOPPING CENTER SEEKS EXPANSION, PARKING IMPROVEMENTS, LANDSCAPING... NATIVE PLANT SALE
Release Date: January 25, 2013

MIDWAY SHOPPING CENTER (Ardsley Road/Central Ave) PROPOSES RENOVATION AND EXPANSION..PARKING IMPROVEMENTS AND LANDSCAPING
The Midway Shopping Center plans a renovation initiative. In an effort to continue enhancing the Central Park Avenue corridor, they are proposing an expansion of retail/restaurant space via the construction of two additional structures and the first major renovation of parking and landscaped areas in twenty years. This focuses the need for significant site changes which could also enhance and help to resolve many automobile and pedestrian circulation conflicts which have existed at the center since it was constructed in the 1950’s.
The Overall Site Layout Plan depicts the primary proposed action involving the construction of a third out building; a two (2) story, 10,800 square foot structure located in the northwest corner of the property. This building will have approximately 5,400 square feet of ground floor retail and 5,400 square feet of second floor restaurant space with outdoor seating. Additionally, a forth out building with 3,500 square foot restaurant/retail is proposed near the southeast corner of the first out-building. The space between these two structures would ideally be utilized as an outdoor seating area. Rounding out the brick and mortar renovations, an 800 square foot addition to the first out building to increas the Panera Bread dining area is also proposed. 2
The parking area will be reconfigured to provide improved traffic circulation, pedestrian access and additional landscaped islands. One item of particular note is the consolidation of the Ardsley Road site entrance. Currently, there are four different curb-cuts providing one-way only ingress and egress. The realignment of this driveway not only provides a more coherent interior traffic circulation but also benefits pedestrian access and truck deliveries as well.
Renovations to the southern portion of the site are also proposed. To accomplish this, one existing curb cut which provides access to Central Park Avenue is proposed to be closed. This driveway closure will enable the reconfiguration of vehicular and pedestrian traffic patterns and provide attractive opportunities for interior landscaping. There are no additional structures or building renovations proposed on the southern portion of the lot.
Additional landscaping is proposed within the Central Park Avenue right-of-way. Midway has made initial contact with the NYSDOT regarding the potential of landscape enhancements in this area and were advised that similar improvements have been completed within the Central Park Avenue right-of-way in Yonkers. While the site as a whole is an existing non-conformity, this minimal expansion will serve to further diversify the type of tenants in the center.
If you would like copies of their more detailed proposal please e mail me.  Town officials are reviewing the application and will discuss at upcoming meetings. Your input is welcome.
 
NATIVE PLANT SALE…
With the new year and in celebration of The Native Plant Center’s 15th anniversary, we offer you a wonderful  new selection of native plants in the pre-sale to our 14th annual Native Plant Sale.
 
On our website and on the Town of Greenburgh website is a freshly designed catalog and order form that makes shopping easy. Choose from among 50 native wildflowers, ferns, shrubs, trees, vines, groundcovers, and grasses. Other plant species will be available on sale day, April 27, at Westchester Community College. New this year are three special collections that allow you to sample plants attractive to wildlife at a significant savings.
 
You have only  until February 15 to take advantage of this pre-sale.
 
Please spread the word about our pre-sale to your members and share with them our catalog and order form.
 
We thank you for your patronage, which helps support The Native Plant Center in its mission to promote the use and conservation of native plants.
 
Carol Capobianco
Director, The Native Plant Center
 
Westchester Community College
75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
www.nativeplantcenter.org
Paul Feiner
 
 
 

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