After considerable input from environmental groups and the business community, including the Westchester County Association, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has at long last issued revised Environmental Assessment Forms required for development project applications. After a two-year process, changes were made to both the full, or long EAF, used for applications with potentially significant environmental impact, and the short EAF, used for projects smaller in scope.
It was not worth the wait.
The Westchester County Association scored a huge win last week at its Annual Leadership Dinner, where a sold-out crowd of 700 people honored leaders Jon B. Schandler, CEO, White Plains Hospital, and Joseph Simone, President, Simone Development Companies, for their contributions to Westchester business.
Alfred F. Kelly, Jr., President/CEO for the 2014 NY/NJ Superbowl Host Committee, brought the house down after his keynote speech, in which he made a convincing case that the Super Bowl—expected to bring over $550 million in economic benefit to the region—is much, much more than a game: It’s a platform for economic development; infrastructure acceleration; corporate citizenship; driving community pride and leaving a lasting legacy.
Infrastructure is more than paving roads and building bridges. It includes energy, technology and transportation—and Reckson/SL Green is proactively addressing all three of these issues with the installation of new electronic vehicle (EV) charging stations at 17 suburban commercial office properties...