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Poll Shows Over 80% Of Residents Support Southeast Hotel and Retail Project

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Southeast, NY (1/19/15) – Crossroads 312, a proposed hotel and retail space project in the town of Southeast, NY, has announced a poll that shows over 80% of town residents support the project when educated about the job creation potential.

The proposed project, in the Town of Southeast, would create 143,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space with a 100-room hotel located on just over 50 acres of land at the intersection of NYS Route 312 and Interstate 84.

According to an independent and scientifically conducted poll, which interviewed 300 residents in the town of Southeast during December, the Crossroads 312 project has vast public support.

After being educated on the projects job creation and the type of jobs that would be created, 81% of those surveyed said they support the project.

The proposed project recently announced they expect to bring a total of 700 new jobs to the Putnam County area. A total of 391 full time jobs, 158 part time jobs and 150 construction jobs are expected to be created, pending town approval. The jobs will range from construction, retail, food service, hospitality and more.

The proposed project will have an overall positive effect on the Town of Southeast and Putnam County. The Final Environmental Impact Statement estimates that the proposed project will generate approximately $1,756,268 annually in property taxes.

Providing additional local shopping opportunities would also serve as a new means for the community to collect sales tax dollars. According to the Putnam County Economic Development Corporation, the project is expected to generate more than $3.5 million annually in sales tax revenue.

The Town of Southeast will be hosting a public hearing regarding proposed zoning changes for the project on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 7PM at the Southeast Town Hall located at 360 Route 22, Brewster, NY 10509.

For more information about the Crossroads 312 project, please visit: www.crossroads312NY.com.

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The Courier: Crossroads 312 Public Hearing Scheduled

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A large crowd is expected to be on hand Jan. 22 when the Southeast Town Board conducts a public hearing regarding a zoning change on the Crossroads 312 project.

JPH Development Corporation hopes to erect a four story, 100 room hotel plus four small box retail stores containing 143,000 square feet on space off Route 312 in the vicinity of the Highlands Shopping Center.

The project requires a special wetlands permit and site plan authorization from the town board. The board consisting of Supervisor Tony Hay and Council members Elizabeth Hudak, Edwin Alvarez, Lynne Eckardt and Robert Cullen, must also change zoning for the property from the current Rural Commercial to Highway Commercial.

Board members remain divided on the plan that some fear will result in massive traffic tie-ups at all hours of the day. Supervisor Hay described the potential impact of the project as “nightmarish for drivers. Route 312 is often bottlenecked now without a hotel and additional stores.”

Councilwoman Hudak explained that the project contained plans for road improvements associated with the Route 312 corridor. Councilman Alvarez said he relies on the “skills and knowledge of our town consultants. The Final Environmental Impact Statement was well prepared and received our board’s positive vote.”

The vote last month was 3-2 with Hudak, Alvarez and Cullen voting in favor and Supervisor Hay and Councilwoman Eckardt voicing their opposition.

Should Crossroads 312 proposed by developer Harold Lepler come to fruition, officials said last week Southeast would garner $155,000 in property tax while Putnam County will receive $151,000 in property tax revenue and the Brewster School District would be allocated the lion’s share—a $1.4 million windfall in property tax.

The county is also slated to receive about $3 million in sales tax revenue expected to be generated by the project that has been on the drawing board for the past four years. Article.

Southeast Patch: Crossroads 312 Predicts 700 Jobs Will Be Created

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Officials for the Crossroads 312 project predict their development would bring 700 new jobs to Putnam County in a recent press release.

The proposal, now under review by Southeast town officials, would include a 100-room hotel and 143,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space at the intersection of I-84 and Route 312.

In all, Crossroads 312 officials would expect the project would include 391 full-time, 158 part-time and 150 construction jobs.

A public hearing regarding proposed zoning changes for the project is scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at Southeast Town Hall, 360 Route 22, Brewster, NY. Read more…

Southeast Hotel and Retail Project Announces 700 New Jobs For Putnam County

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Southeast, NY — The proposed Crossroads 312 project has announced they expect to bring a total of 700 new jobs to the Putnam County area.

The proposed project, in the Town of Southeast, would create 143,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space with a 100-room hotel located on just over 50 acres of land at the intersection of NYS Route 312 and Interstate 84.

A total of 391 full time jobs, 158 part time jobs and 150 construction jobs are expected to be created, pending town approval. The jobs will range from construction, retail, food service, hospitality and more.

The proposed project will have an overall positive effect on the Town of Southeast and Putnam County. The Final Environmental Impact Statement estimates that the proposed project will generate approximately $1,756,268 in property taxes.

Providing additional local shopping opportunities would also serve as a new means for the community to collect sales tax dollars. According to the Putnam County Economic Development Corporation, the project is expected to generate more than $3.5 million annually in sales tax revenue.

Local business leaders have also voiced their support of this project, which is slated to bring hundreds of jobs and millions in tax revenue to Southeast and Putnam County.

“The Crossroads 312 project has the potential to create hundreds of jobs, increase the commercial tax base and create a hotel which can further put Putnam County on the tourism map in New York,” said Putnam County Economic Development Corporation President Meghan Taylor at a November 20, 2014 Southeast Town Board meeting.

“A hotel in Southeast, in an area with several restaurants and desirable shopping choices would be a home run for all involved! We’ve developed great partnerships and I would love to have a Southeast lodging partner,” said Meryl DiDio, the Marketing and Officer Manager at Thunder Ridge Ski Area in Patterson, in a letter of support.

“As President of the Board of Directors of the United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Putnam/Southern Dutchess, I have seen firsthand how many local businesses write company check benefiting the UCP during our fundraising efforts to support the disabled community. I suggest and strongly urge that the Town of Southeast reciprocate and support private businesses when a sensible and timely application comes before it that will benefit the entire community,” said former Putnam County Executive Peter Alexanderson in a letter of support.

The project developers have been sensitive to traffic issues and have developed a plan to mitigate traffic congestion. Crossroads 312 has proposed an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) infrastructure, which would help to optimize traffic signal operations, provide better coordination between signals and improve the overall progression of traffic throughout the Route 312 corridor to reduce stops and delays.

The project developers have also worked with the local police and fire departments to ensure that safety is the number one priority in the planning stages of the Crossroads 312 project.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, along with the New York State Police provide primary police services to the entire town of Southeast. The State Police, on average, have 1 to 3 patrols dedicated to Southeast during the daytime and 1 to 2 patrols overnight. The Sheriff’s Office has a minimum of two patrols assigned to the area of the county where the proposed project would be built.

The Town of Southeast will be hosting a public hearing regarding proposed zoning changes for the project on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 7PM at the Southeast Town Hall located at 360 Route 22, Brewster, NY 10509.

For more information about the Crossroads 312 project, please visit: www.crossroads312ny.com.