Bedford Central School District Needs to Address Gregory Ave. Lot

For years, the Bedford Central School District has neglected their property on Gregory Avenue. The property is unsightly with years of leaves, fallen branches and garbage left on the property.

In 2003, the Bedford Central School District tried to sell this 160-foot by 100-foot property to the highest bidder without regard to the bidder’s plans for the property. As a result, the sale of the property was not finalized because the chosen developer could not get approval to build multiple two-family homes on the lot because of the lot’s small size and steep slopes.

The best idea for the Bedford Central School District, the Village of Mount Kisco and the Gregory Avenue residents would be to work together. The Village of Mount Kisco could purchase a conservation easement from the Bedford Central School District, giving both entities an interest in the land. Afterwards, the village, the school district and the Gregory Avenue residents could work to clean up the lot and create an entrance to the Mount Kisco Elementary School. This entrance would provide MKES school children that live on Gregory Avenue a safer and shorter route to school.

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