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Report: Lewisboro Made Deal With County But Never Built Housing

LoHud.com reports that Lewisboro received county money to help buy the Old Field Preserve in exchange for building housing units, but has yet to build the homes.
LoHud.com reports that Lewisboro received county money to help buy the Old Field Preserve in exchange for building housing units, but has yet to build the homes. Photo Credit: http://www.lewisboroledger.com/

LEWISBORO, N.Y. — Ten years after Westchester County gave Lewisboro $1 million to help purchase more than 100 acres to preserve as open space in exchange for the town building 121 units of middle-income housing, none of those homes have been built, according to a report on LoHud.com.

In exchange for the money, which went toward the $4.2 million Houlihan property, renamed the Old Field Preserve, Lewisboro was to build the homes or return $500,000 to the county, the website's story said.

Even though the town has built nothing that counts toward the goal, the county has no plans to ask for its money back, and even would consider a request to modify the agreement, said Ned McCormack, a spokesman for Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, according to the website's story.

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