Voters will decide in November whether Greenburgh should lease the former Frank’s Nursey property on Dobbs Ferry Road for 15 years to Game On 365, which wants to build a $6.9 million athletic complex, The Journal News reports today.
The project has come under fire from some community members and a potential competitor, who have described it as a ”sweetheart deal.”
“We’re letting the public be the ultimate deciders,” Supervisor Paul Feiner said last night. “Nothing is more democratic than letting everyone vote. We are guaranteed a maximum turnout during this presidential election year.”
The town expects the lease to generate more than $3 million after taxes during the first four years. Rent would increase 1 percent a year starting in the fifth year. Game On 365 would cover the cost of $125,000 of initial remediation of the site.
Feiner said he expects the Elm Street Sports Group, owner of the House of Sports in Ardsley, to sue the town over the matter. Irin Israel, a principal in the group, said the lease would be illegal but he declined to comment on whether the company would file a lawsuit.