Zarin & Steinmetz represents the owner of the former Key Foods Grocery Store site on Midland Avenue in the Village of Port Chester seeking to bring the first Floor and Décor store to Westchester. The Property was recently accepted into the NYS Brownfield Cleanup Program. The Project would cleanup and revitalize a dormant “gateway” property in the Village’s commercial corridor. The proposal includes demolishing the existing vacant grocery store building, and replacing it with an 80,000 square foot warehouse/retail building to be occupied by Floor and Décor. Improved vehicle and pedestrian access, landscaping and stormwater management systems are included in the project plans. In addition, the proposal contemplates the future development of a second retail pad along the property’s Midland Avenue property.
David Cooper and Brian Sinsabaugh successfully sought a waiver from a development moratorium adopted by the Village Board in March 2022, noting the significant economic benefits to the Village if it allows a high-end national retailer to establish its flagship Westchester store in Port Chester. The Project Team also secured a negative declaration from the Village Planning Commission on May 23rd. They are currently processing an application for several area variances before the Village Zoning Board of Appeals, as well as a site plan and special permit application before the Village Planning Commission.
The Project was recently highlighted in the Westchester & Fairfield County Business Journals. A link to the article can be found here: https://westfaironline.com/147855/plan-to-bring-floor-decor-to-port-chester-under-review/