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141 Neighbors of The Osborn Home Ask City Council to Delay Zoning Vote

(PHOTO: The tax map and 2021 aerial photography shows The Osborn and neighboring properties - from Rye's GIS mapping system.)
(PHOTO: The tax map and 2021 aerial photography shows The Osborn and neighboring properties – from Rye’s GIS mapping system.)

One hundred and forty one neighbors of The Osborn retirement community have asked the Rye City Council not to vote on The Osborn petition to to amend the City of Rye Zoning Code on Wednesday during the scheduled City Council meeting. Instead, neighbors are asking for the public hearing to remain open until October. The current meeting agenda shows a scheduled vote.

The request to wait until the fall was made in a letter from the 141 residents to the Mayor and Council on Monday. “The public is just now (June 10, 2022) able to see in writing the newest zoning proposal ahead of the planned June 15, 2022 Public Hearing,” says the letter. “What many members of the public heard, versus those changes shown in the revisited proposal, the comparative zoning chart and the revised Illustrative Site Plan differ considerably. We appreciate The Osborn preparing and sharing this updated information, but we the public respectfully request the necessary time to understand and absorb the latest set of information.”

Special Super Majority Needed

If and when the Council does vote on the The Osborn petition to to amend the City of Rye Zoning Code, it will require a super majority of the City Council versus a simple majority – a special condition triggered by General City Law 83. This means the zoning change will require six of the seven Council votes in order to pass. Last Wednesday, Rye City Clerk Carolyn D’Andrea confirmed this condition was triggered after more than 20% of adjacent landowners file a protest petition against the zoning code change. In fact 21 landowners, representing 45.54% of adjacent land, filed and objection and protest on May 23rd.

The Council meeting – now scheduled for Zoom (not in person) – should be interesting …

Learn more:

See the 141 residents who signed the letter (scroll down for list)

Read the resident letter

Read more on General City Law 83 and the list of adjacent landowners

Email from and list of adjacent landowners objecting – also see printed list below

See the Rye City Clerk’s certification that a super majority vote is required

141 resident signers of letter asking for delay of vote

Meera and Anupam Agarwal, 1 Osborn Rd
Peter Archer, 43 Mead Place
Daniela Arredondo and Patrick Kehoe, 5 Osborn Rd
Natalie and Ethan Auerbach, 35 Fordham Ave
Philip Bianchi, 8 Eldredge Pl
Stacy and Tim Bittel, 21 Harding Drive
Tom and Livia Biow, 53 Franklin Ave
Katie Boes and Rich Calacci, 71 Osborn
Emily and Jon Borell, 20 Bradford Ave
Chiato Brittain, 144 Soundview Ave
Aileen and Rob Brown, 57 Osborn Rd
Daire Browne and Marina Morgan, 129 Grandview Ave
Jennifer Cain, 4 Roger Sherman Place
Johanna Campbell, 122 Soundview
John V. Canneto, 1 Crescent Ave
Liza and Chris Carballo, 114 Florence Ave
Pietro Cicotti and Laura Cervino, 8 Packard Ct
Michael and Christine Cote, 1 Coolidge Ave
Marj Daniels, 20 Chamberlain Street
Ryan and Jessica Demler , 36 Drake Ave
Mark and Sarah Dlugokencky , 14 Harding Drive
Monika and Mike Driscoll, 54 Drake Ave
Tim and Leslie Ebers, 138 Osborn Road
Juan and Vanina Etinger, 3 Harding Drive
Maggie Flaishans, 100 Dearborn Ave
Jose and Ana Francisco, 1 Packard Court
Melinda Friedrich, 30 LaSalle Ave
Henry and Rayya Gaillard, 101 Osborn Rd
Despina and Eric Gandhi, 15 Walker
Todd Godfrey, 99 Sonn Drive
Betsy and Chris Graseck , 421 Park Ave
Mary Ann and Craig Haines, 2 Coolidge Ave
Rosemary and Joshua Hochberg, 436 Park Ave
Alex and Harriet Ingham 25 Hammond Rd
Arif and Faiza Imam, 78 Milton Rd
Jessica and Aernout Jorna, 151 Old Post Rd
Helen and Andrew Keller, 81 Osborn Rd
Laura Laura, 110 Theodore Fremd Ave, A6
Elaine Lerner, 59 Franklin Ave
Shaun and Lindsay Lorraine, 68 Allendale Dr
Nicholas and Rosalie Louw, 45 Osborn Road
Julia and John Lovallo, 27 Hughes Avenue
Mary Beth and James Lubeck, 10 Walker Ave
Cole and Linda Mackay, 10 Heritage Lane
Sharon and Brad Mantel, 42 Colby Ave
Katie Marchi, 10 Eldrege Court
Stacey Massey and Ryan Carver 51 Soundview Ave
Mike and Kellie May, 10 LaSalle Avenue
Shetal and Ravi Mehta, 25 Sonn Drive
Barbara and Neil Middleton, 330 Theall Road
Camille Murphy, 57 Franklin Avenue
Charlie and Brooke Murphy, 59 Florence Ave
Nez and Sabrije Mustafic, 145 Osborn Rd
Lorraine and Arcadio Ocasio, 46 High Street
Sarah Goerner Orr, 35 Franklin Ave
Andrew and Madeleine Peron, 52 Franklin Ave
Mary and David Pfister, 11 Franklin Ave
Mary Ann Phillips, 89 Osborn Rd
Alvin and Linnea Piket, 18 Sonn Drive
Sean and Catherine Plummer, 111 Osborn Rd
Julie Anne and David Pucciarello, 2 Fulton Ave
Janey and Josh Rand, 70 Bradford Ave
Richard and Alison Relyea, 12 Halstead Pl
Irene R Roemer, 55 Franklin Ave
Kim and Joe Rotondo, 5 Woods Lane
Sophie Sandford, 23 Thorne Place
Robert and Susan Schiff, 61 Franklin Ave
Duncan and Katie Sibson, 125 Osborn Rd
Alyssa Sieven, 24 Crescent Ave
Sunny Singh, 41 Crescent Ave
Amanda and Chris Timchak, 61 Osborn Rd
Stacy and Erik Van Gunten, 235 Locust Ave
Robert Van Pelt, 29 Colby Avenue
Niketh Velamoor and Shrujal Baxi, 2 Glen Oaks Ave
Edith Vitol, 4 Walker Ave
John Walsh, 7 Osborn Rd
Seth and JoDee Weiss, 28 Colby Ave
Arthur and Danuta Wenzel, 33 Hughes Ave
Marnie White and Jason Blacksberg, 58 Franklin Ave
Jenny and Jon Wismer, 15 Franklin Ave
Soobin Yoo and Cesare Pasquale, 3 Woods Lane
Andrea and Josh Zhou, 59 Drake Ave
Raina Mathur and Rafael Arias, 11 Florence Ave

 

45.54% of adjacent landowners who filed objection triggering super majority vote

 

 

 

146‐14‐1‐42

 

 

 

HABECK ROBERT

 

 

 

HABECK AMY

 

 

 

3 PACKARD CT

 

 

 

2.34%

 

 

 

 

146‐14‐1‐43‐1

 

 

 

 

JORNA JESSICA

 

 

 

 

JORNA AERNOUT

 

 

 

 

151 OLD POST RD

 

 

 

 

2.40%

 

 

 

 

146‐14‐1‐43‐2

 

 

 

 

FRANCISCO JOSE E &

 

 

 

 

ANA B FRANCISCO

 

 

 

 

1 PACKARD CT

 

 

 

 

5.92%

 

 

 

 

146‐14‐1‐43‐3

 

 

 

 

SPINOLA PATRICK J JR

 

 

 

 

SPINOLA KRISTINA L

 

 

 

 

2 PACKARD CT

 

 

 

 

4.92%

 

 

 

146‐17‐1‐19

 

 

 

HAINES CRAIG

 

 

 

HAINES MARY

 

 

 

2 COOLIDGE AVE

 

 

 

0.61%

 

 

146‐17‐1‐2

 

 

MIDDLETON NEIL

 

MIDDLETON BARBARA

 

 

330 THEALL RD

 

 

2.11%

 

 

 

 

146‐17‐3‐66

 

 

 

COTE MICHAEL J &

 

 

 

CHRISTINE C COTE

 

 

 

1 COOLIDGE AVE

 

 

 

0.72%

 

 

 

146‐17‐3‐67

 

 

 

SIBSON DUNCAN W

 

 

SIBSON KATHERINE W

 

 

 

125 OSBORN RD

 

 

 

1.07%

 

 

 

146‐17‐3‐68

 

 

JANSE VAN RENSBURG FRASER

 

 

JANSE VAN RENSBURG CHEVAN

 

 

 

115 OSBORN RD

 

 

 

1.51%

 

 

 

146‐17‐3‐69

 

 

 

PLUMMER SEAN S

 

 

PLUMMER CATHERINE L

 

 

 

111 OSBORN RD

 

 

 

1.42%

 

 

 

146‐17‐3‐70

 

 

 

GAILLARD HENRY E

 

 

 

RAY‐YA GAILLARD

 

 

 

101 OSBORN RD

 

 

 

2.28%

 

 

 

146‐17‐3‐71

 

 

 

VELASQUEZ JACK

 

 

 

VELASQUEZ KATE

 

 

 

97 OSBORN RD

 

 

 

2.28%

 

 

 

146‐17‐3‐72

 

 

DONALD R PHILLIPS TRUST

   

 

 

89 OSBORN RD

 

 

 

1.78%

 

 

 

146‐17‐3‐73

 

 

 

KELLER ANDREW J

 

 

 

KELLER HELEN S

 

 

 

81 OSBORN RD

 

 

 

3.13%

 

 

 

146‐18‐1‐63

 

 

 

OSIER JASON D

 

 

 

OSIER ALISSA A

 

 

 

63 FRANKLIN AVE

 

 

 

2.70%

 

 

 

146‐18‐1‐64

 

 

 

SCHIFF ROBERT J &

 

 

 

SUSAN SCHIFF

 

 

 

61 FRANKLIN AVE

 

 

 

2.47%

 

 

 

146‐18‐1‐65

 

 

LERNER REVOCABLE TRUST

 

 

 

ELAINE LERNER

 

 

 

59 FRANKLIN AVE

 

 

 

1.52%

 

 

 

 

146‐18‐1‐66

 

 

 

MURPHY TRUST

   

 

 

57 FRANKLIN AVE

 

 

 

1.52%

 

 

 

146‐18‐1‐67

 

 

 

ROEMER IRENE R

   

 

 

55 FRANKLIN AVE

 

 

 

1.99%

 

 

 

146‐18‐1‐68

 

 

 

BIOW THOMAS J. AND

 

 

LIVIA DEGROSSI BIOW

 

 

 

53 FRANKLIN AVE

 

 

 

1.63%

 

 

 

146‐18‐1‐73

 

 

 

RIGANO KATHY

   

 

 

27 FRANKLIN AVE

 

 

 

1.22%

        45.54%

 

2 COMMENTS

  1. While I respect and understand the concerns raised by neighbors of the Osborn, I would ask that the neighbors also consider the interests of Rye’s seniors who are or will be experiencing a pressing need for the kind of housing and services that the Osborn provides. My ability to stay in Rye where I have lived for the past 45 years is directly related to the Osborne’s ability to provide a continuum of housing from independent living to continuing care. If the Osborn is not permitted to expand its facilities and address the growing needs of the senior community, my husband and I and the many seniors in Rye like us will have no choice but to move elsewhere. I urge the Rye City Council and the Osborn neighbors to consider the needs of the broader community and the vital services that the Osborn provides to Rye’s seniors.

  2. As a neighbor who has been very involved in the zoning discussion, I would like to respond to Pam’s very valid comment to say that the vast majority of The Osborn’s neighbors fully understand and acknowledge The Osborn’s need and desire to grow. We all want Rye residents (and new to Rye residents) to be able to stay in Rye as they age, and we want The Osborn to succeed so they can provide this important service. Neighbors who have been involved in this discussion very much want to see The Osborn succeed, and we understand a zoning change to be part of the path to their success. We would like to work together with The Osborn collaboratively to find a zoning amendment solution that gives The Osborn the flexibility it needs to succeed, while also protecting the character of our residential neighborhood. We are certain that with the proper time to come together and collaborate that we can find a solution that is good for all involved parties. We are only asking for the time to allow these conversations to happen.

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