by Carlo Pellegrini
To compromise? Or never compromise. That is the question.
Thoughtful development of the waterfront is going to be a compromise, no matter what the parties involved want.
Currently, developer Helmer-Cronin is offering a $1 million carrot in the form of incremental tax revenue for the village, a large portion of which, as has been documented in their own material, will go to the Nyack School District. What is the price for better educated kids?
Personally, I would like to see a more village-esque design for the project. The proposed designs look like The Jetsons are moving in.