Two proposals for the redevelopment of Ossining’s Market Square and downtown business district were unveiled this week showing new apartment and retail options, expanded parking and lots of public spaces.
The Downtown Revitalization Group, a consulting firm retained by the village of Ossining and which studied the space for 11 months, presented its plans at a village working session.
The Market Square project would include a pavilion, kiosks, plaza area and greenery. The space would accommodate the farmer’s market, music concerts, festivals and other civic events, says the developers. Three new mixed-use buildings would support existing downtown retail and residential.
One plan calls for 70 residential units, 62 parking spaces and 22,000-square-feet in new retail options. The cost would be $23 million. The second plan is larger with 84 residential units, 82 parking spaces and 23,355-square-feet of retail. This plan would cost $26 million.
“The future development of these properties will create a new village green – a place for all people to meet, for all downtown roads to cross – and continue our successful provision of housing for residents of all financial means and businesses to service the entire community,” Mayor William R. Hanauer said in a press release.
DRG’s first scenario includes 22,102-square feet of retail, 91,705 square-feet of residential, and roughly 62 parking spaces split between one three-story and two four-story mixed-use buildings.
The 70 residential units would have 26 one-bedroom, 20 two-bedroom, and 16 three-bedroom apartments as well as eight private townhouses. 14,579 sq. ft. is devoted to the public space at the intersection of Main and Spring Streets. Total development costs are estimated to be $23 million.
The second scenario (shown in the drawing above) calls for taller and larger buildings.
The two four-story buildings proposed in the first scenario would become a five-story and seven-story building. And the total retail space would be greater at 23,355-square-feet.
Residential units would include 40 one-bedroom, 34 two-bedroom, and two three-bedroom apartments as well as eight private townhouses. At 16,626 sq. ft., the second scenario would also afford a larger public space.
Added Hanauer: “Now is the time to complete our village’s core. Ossining’s renaissance continues.”
(Rendition above is DRG’s second proposed development scenario for Market Square at the intersection of Main and Spring Streets)