With a deadline set to expire on a zoning request for the Residences at Oheka Castle development project, Town Supervisor announced Friday a special Town Board meeting March 12 to consider the item.
"It's because that there is a 90-day deadline for the Town Board to act after a public hearing is held," said Town Information Officer A.J. Carter.
A public hearing regarding the development project was held Dec. 13 and the Oheka item was pulled from the Town Board meeting agenda Feb. 7 at the request of the applicant, according to Carter.
With the deadline nearing expiration, the Oheka item was moved up one day ahead of a reguar Town Board meeting. The leap year calendar played a role in the schedule change, according to Carter.
If the deadline were to be missed the entire application process must start over, according to Carter.
The Residences at Oheka proposal calls for development of 18.38 acres of the 194-acre Oheka property in West Hills. The item was submitted by Cold Spring Hills Development, LLC, to the Town Board last year requesting a change of zones from R-80, R-40, R-20 and R-10 Residence Districts and C-6 Business Districts to R-OSC Residence — Open Space Cluster District.
Response to the project has been mostly favorable, according to residents who have spoken at Town Hall.