SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. --Twenty years from the date the General Motors assembly plant in Sleepy Hollow ceased operations, government officials, community leaders and executives from the joint venture of SunCal and Diversified Realty Advisors gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking for Edge-On-Hudson, a nearly 70-acre waterfront development valued at over $1 billion.
The transit-oriented property along the shore of the Hudson is set to include 1,177 units of housing, restaurants, retail space, and a hotel, which will be the first in Sleepy Hollow. The project will also feature 16 acres of open space and a winding promenade along the water linking the existing Westchester County RiverWalk to the south and Kingsland Point Park to the north.
Officials are counting on Edge-On-Hudson to restore waterfront access and spur economic development in the area, which lost a major source of tax revenue with the GM closure two decades ago.
“We’re doing more than simply breaking ground today. At long last we’re laying the foundation for unprecedented waterfront access and for economic development that will propel Sleepy Hollow forward for many years to come, while at the same time, positively impacting the broader Hudson Valley region," Village of Sleepy Hollow Mayor Ken Wray commented,
Edge-On-Hudson is being constructed on approximately 67 acres along the Hudson River shoreline, with an additional 28 acres east of the Metro-North Hudson Line tracks.
When fully completed, Edge-On-Hudson will feature 1,177 units of housing, including condominiums, townhomes and apartments; a 140-room boutique hotel; 135,000 square feet of retail space and 30,000 square feet of office space.
The site is within walking distance of two nearby Metro-North railroad stations with direct access to Grand Central Terminal. Public space will be an overarching organizational element, as green spaces and recreational amenities in a broad range of landscape settings play a central role. These include a village green with pedestrian amenities, pocket parks, plazas, patios and natural areas with walking trails. Various informal parks and open spaces will be linked within the community through landscaped streets, sidewalks and trails encouraging pedestrian activities. More information is available at this link.