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Proposed Salvation Army Expansion Moves Forward In Sleepy Hollow

SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. – The proposed Salvation Army expansion is moving forward as officials seek a parking variance from the Sleepy Hollow Zoning Board.

Although zoning codes call for the project to include 42 spaces, officials said they can get away with fewer spaces because 60 to 70 percent of their clients live within walking distance.

“The facility is really very local,” Michael Stein said. Stein works for Hudson Engineering and represented the Salvation Army during a recent Sleepy Hollow Planning Board meeting.

The project includes tearing down the existing chapel near the Tarrytown-Sleepy Hollow border. The Salvation Army wants to build a 15,000-square-foot building where Frank Chevrolet sits in Sleepy Hollow. In addition to a larger chapel, the new building would include more classrooms and multipurpose spaces.

Parking would be placed where the current chapel sits now in Tarrytown and officials want to use some of the available parking space for landscaping.

A public hearing on the proposed expansion was closed during a recent planning board meeting. Village officials voted unanimously to refer the project to the zoning board for further consideration.

The zoning board will take up the issue in its July meeting. If the parking variance is granted, officials will come before the Sleepy Hollow Planning Board for site approval. The proposed project also needs Tarrytown approval before officials can begin to demolish the existing building.

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