The Nyack Planning Board held its first meeting to discuss Pavion Homes on December 1. This project is a redevelopment of the Pavion cosmetics factory site in downtown Nyack. Working with a project team consisting of an architect, professional engineer and traffic engineer, we made our initial presentation to the Board.

The Pavion Homes project will create 135 apartment units on an abandoned industrial site. Three different types of housing units will be offered for rent: traditional flats, townhomes, and live/work units. The four acre site is bounded by Cedar Hill Avenue, South Franklin Street, and Hudson Avenue. Parking will be both underground and on grade. A prominent feature of the plan is the daylighting of the Nyack Brook, accompanying with green space surrounding it.

The approval process will take advantage of various zoning incentives offered by the Village for using green, LEEDS-certifiable, building techniques and will also seek to transfer unused FAR.

Ira M. Emanuel, P.C., is the land use attorney for this project.