Hampshire Country Club Plans Move To Final Environment Study

The article below was written by Michael Woyton, Patch Staff and Published May 14, 2018 in the Larchmont Patch

The development will feature 105 ultra-luxury residential units.

MAMARONECK, NY — Plans to transform the Hampshire Country Club in Mamaroneck into a luxury residential golf community took another step forward with the close of the public comment period on the draft environmental impact statement. The planned residential development, which is before the Village Planning Board for site plan approval, will now move into the final environmental impact statement stage, according to a spokesman for developers Hampshire Recreation LLC and Toll Brothers.

Called The Residences at Hampshire Country Club, the development will feature 105 ultra-luxury residential units allowed as-of-right to fully comply with the property's zoning. Of the total residential units, 64 will be carriage homes designed to appeal to empty-nesters looking for low maintenance and resort-style amenities. The developers anticipate the empty-nesters having fewer children living with them, thereby minimizing the impact on the public school's rolls. In addition, empty-nesters, which are the largest segment of the target market, generate less traffic during peak school and work hours.

The single-family residences will be designed with the latest in modern technology and will appeal to those in the community looking to experience the benefits of the adjacent club facilities and golf course, a spokesman said.

The project is expected to generate approximately $5.2 million in taxes annually, including approximately $1.5 million net in annual school taxes, after costs associated with new students. The total tax revenue versus the current taxes paid by the club is forecast to be in excess of $4.8 million, the developers said. The plan also provides a housing option for local residents looking to downsize but wishing to remain in the local community.

In addition, the project is anticipated to bring jobs, commerce and revenue to the Village of Mamaroneck. The club will continue to operate during and after construction of the project.