Ramapo Housing Project Approved Once Again on Patrick Farm Property
Rockland Daily Staff
A legal battle continues over the 208-acre housing project at the Southeast Corner of Route 202 and 306.
According to LoHud, this is the third time in five years that Ramapo's Planning Board has approved a final site plan for this controversial housing development.
The project has been renamed Harriman Meadows and has new owners - PF RE Holdings LLC. The original plan, as reported by Rockland Daily here, includes the development of 474 homes amid the Patrick Farm property. A similar plan remains in place by PF RE Hodlings LLC as well.
Opponents of the project, namely a group known as ROSA, which stands for Ramapo Organized for Sustainability and a Safe Aquifer, are concerned about the development. The property feeds the sole source aquifer that supplies water to this region of NY and parts of New Jersey. According to LoHud, ROSA plans on monitoring the progress to ensure the developer's respect for the environment, including wetlands and drinking water sources and town zoning laws.
ROSA leaders Suzanne Mitchell and Deb Munitz said of the project's revival, "ROSA 4 Rockland will continue to advocate for clean water, a healthy ecosystem, and use the full extent of the law to protect our shared water supply."