Several South Nyack homes by the state if the new Tappan Zee Bridge project adheres to the current plan.
According to the —a tentative blueprint for building the new span—six South Nyack homes would be eliminated, their owners relocated and reimbursed. The properties are:
- 21 Cornelison Avenue (Two-family home)
- 78 Smith Avenue
- 306 South Broadway
- 317 South Broadway
- 319 South Broadway
- 321 South Broadway
Also in the planned bridge's path, but not pictured on the above photo, are a garage structure and green space on Smith Avenue, and green space on South Broadway. Some properties may also have easements placed on them, meaning the state would temporarily take control for construction activities, but later return them.
In total, just over six acres of South Nyack land would be eaten up. Tallied together, the properties have a worth of about $4.4 million, according to state officials.
The DEIS describes the acquisitions as a situation where, "[a] parcel is transferred to the New York State Thruway right-of-way, pursuant to applicable state and federal regulations, thereby dissolving its private ownership and potentially requiring relocation of the existing land use."
State officials, if the plan goes on as planned, would value the properties and give residents "the fair market value of the property to be acquired and the monetary damages, if any, to the remaining property," the DEIS continues.
Residents who do not agree on the amount offered may file a claim with the New York State Court of Claims.
Local taxes would be affected, too. Here is what the affected properties contributed in 2011:
- $213,348 in total Nyack school taxes (including taxes for the Nyack Union Free School District and for Nyack Library)
- $64,195 to the Village of South Nyack
- $9,400 to the Town of Orangetown
- $54,956 to Rockland County and "other" taxing entities, including Nyack Ambulance District, Nyack Joint Fire District, Orangetown Sewer Operation and Maintenance, Orangetown Sewer Debt Service, County Solid Waste, and County Transfer Facility.
To learn more about the DEIS, and how South Nyack residents and officials are reacting, click .