“I’m optimistic knowing it exists — I’ll be more optimistic if they answer the questions we’ve been asking them,” said Catherine McCue, a South Nyack trustee who lives in Salisbury Point, where residents have requested noise-reducing windows, security fencing and a cover for the complex’s swimming pool.
Portions of the 5,000-page agreement first obtained by The Journal News this week outline a plan to set aside up to $20 million for construction mitigation that’s not required by law. Read our full story here.
The 170 residents of the riverfront Salisbury Point Co-Operative in South Nyack are looking for $2 million in enhancements to protect their property during the project.
State officials say though the fund would be used for those types of requests, the fund is still being created and has no money to dispense yet.
Even with this special fund and a plan for required protections, such as noise and pollution monitors, Tarrytown Mayor Drew Fixell said it’s too early to feel satisfied.
In Tarrytown, The Quay, a 90-unit condomimum complex that will sit in the shadow of the new span, has made requests similar to Salisbury Point.
“You’re just not going to know until things play out,” Fixell told The Journal News. “Does the noise mitigation really work? Is it tolerable? If it’s not, how does the state and contractor respond… that remains to be seen.”
Photo: Residents of Salisbury Point in South Nyack celebrate the co-op’s 50th anniversary in 2008. The Tappan Zee Bridge can be seen in the background. (Vincent DiSalvio / The Journal News)