HIGHLAND – The Lloyd Town Board approved waivers from the town’s building moratorium for five applicants Wednesday night, but tabled action on three others, including the largest project.
Under the moratorium, no site work can be done on projects that have been approved, and those still in the approval process cannot proceed with their reviews.
The board approved the six-month moratorium in January to allow time to review and update the town’s comprehensive plan.
The Village on the Hudson is the largest and most complex of the three projects on which the board tabled action, saying they needed more information.
The development, proposed by Owen Mark Sanderson, calls for building a mixed-use continuing care retirement community on 53 acres on the west side of Route 9W.
That would include 212 independent living homes, and a 145,000 square-foot assisted-living facility on property across 9W from a large shopping plaza, and just south of the entrance to the Mid-Hudson Bridge.
Sanderson, through his lawyer, had expressed concern to the board prior to last week’s public hearing that the moratorium could be extended for up to six additional months. He estimated he has spent about half a million dollars already, and the moratorium would be an extraordinary hardship.
The board also tabled action on waivers for Torsone Memorial Funeral Home, which wants to add a 40 foot by 40 foot great room for a more open visitation environment, and P We Holdings, which wants to develop a restaurant and catering facility on Front Street.
The board approved waivers for a new Auto Zone and an expanded D&D Auto Parts; a storage site for a home staging business; a day-care center relocation; and a company working on an energy storage facility that already has site plan approval.
The latter applicant wanted the waiver so they can clear trees from a site before March 31. That work is prohibited between April 1 and Oct. 31 to protect sensitive bat species.