Coming Up: Public Hearing on Latest Hampshire Development Plan in Mamaroneck

The article below was Published February 13, 2018 in theLoop

Plan Proposes Building 44 single-family Homes and 61 “Carriage Homes” on Portion of Golf Course

A new proposal to develop Hampshire Country Club is on the table, and a public hearing to discuss it is scheduled for February 14.

A new redevelopment plan proposes building 44 single-family homes and 61 “carriage homes” on a portion of the golf course, reducing the course to 9 holes. The land in question is the existing 106-acre Cove Road property that overlooks Long Island Sound in Orienta.

The owners of of the Club property in Mamaroneck will discuss the plan with the Village of Mamaroneck Planning Board at a public hearing on February 14 at 7 p.m. in the Village Court House at 169 Mount Pleasant Ave.

Residents of the Orienta community have opposed various redevelopment plans for almost four years. A group called the Mamaroneck Coastal Environmental Coalition was formed in response to the plans to develop.

Some of the proposed alternatives are shown on the chart below. According to information supplied by the owners,

The club’s first concept was a condominium plan presented in 2014 that would only disturb about two acres of the club’s 106-acre property. The condo plan would have preserved 95 percent of the property, including the 18-hole golf course as open space in perpetuity. Hampshire would continue to be responsible for upgrading and maintaining all roads and ancillary spaces associated with the property. Unfortunately, this plan was rejected by the Village of Mamaroneck without any public discussion.

As a result, Hampshire is now pursuing an “as-of-right” subdivision plan, which conforms to the Village’s R-20 Zoning Regulations codified by the Village. This proposal includes developing 44 single-family homes and 61 carriage homes on a portion of the golf course. This plan would reduce the 18-hole golf course to 9-holes and retain and upgrade all of Hampshire’s current club operations and amenities.

Representatives from Hampshire will be available after the meeting to answer questions.