P.C. opposes cell tower at I-95 exit onto Route 1

November 16, 2023 at 2:15 a.m.

By JANANNE ABEL | Comments: 0 | Leave a comment

The New York State Thruway Authority is considering an application by AT&T to lease the right-of-way at the I-95 exit ramp onto the Boston Post Road abutting the Gateway Shopping Center to facilitate the erection of a telecommunications tower. The Port Chester Board of Trustees voted Nov. 6 to strongly oppose that application on behalf of the Village of Port Chester and to authorize Mayor Luis Marino to advocate the village’s position.

Their rationale: The village has granted land use approvals for the redevelopment of the former United Hospital property across the street for mixed residential and commercial use. As part of that redevelopment, the village has approved the erection of a monopole to be used by multiple telecommunications providers, including AT&T.

The Thruway Authority proposal would result in two telecommunications towers involving the same provider close to each other.

Furthermore, according to the resolution passed by the village board, they have significant concerns that the tower on Thruway Authority property will have negative impacts on the view at the gateway to the Village of Port Chester from the City of Rye and I-95.


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