Village of South Nyack Comprehensive Plan
The following is a collection of issues confronting the Village included as of the time of this writing. It is by no means comprehensive. It is intended to give the CPB ideas of areas to study in the development of the Village Comprehensive Plan.
- The Espositio trail traverses the Village, is part of the Hudson Valley Greenway and terminates at the northern border of the Village proximate to the Acker property on the north side of Cedar Hill Avenue between Franklin St and South Broadway, which is being considered for redevelopment. The Riverspace Performing Arts Center property in downtown Nyack has also been considered for redevelopment. The CPB should consider the relationship of these development plans to the Village and work in tandem with the Village of Nyack to adopt a mutually beneficial vision for the properties boardering the two Villages.
- The Village of Nyack is currently considering a redevelopment plan for Memorial Park. The CPB should consider this plan and its relationship to South Nyack.
- The Village is a popular transit way for bicyclists, particularly on weekends. Many riders travel from as far away as New York City up to Bear Mountain and back. The CPB should consider this activity.
- As mentioned above, plan for the Tappan Zee Bridge and I-287 Corridor envisions possible changes to Exit 10. The CPB should work with the surrounding villages and agencies to develop a plan for traffic flow, and ingress and egress to the villages that is consistent with the goals and objectives of the citizens of South Nyack.
- Several members of the community have suggested covering the Thruway to create a new park.
- The CPB should consider of the best use of the Franklin Street “corridor.”
- As the Village of South Nyack is in its entirety within a designated Critical Environmental Area (CEA), the CPB should consider such CEA designation in the development of the VCP. Other environmental issues should be within the scope of the plan including:
- Protection of the ridgeline
- Possible future park lands
- The planting and ongoing preservation of trees
- Air, water, light, and noise pollution
- Protection of the viewshed as it applies to neighborhood space as well as views of the Hudson River.
- The CPB should address the character and appearance of the Village of South Nyack in regards to:
- The balance between residential, commercial and other uses appropriate to the character of the Village
- The preservation of historical properties
- The elimination of utility wires & poles
- Future development on the hillside
- The adoption of minimal environmental impact guidelines