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Planning Board OKs Waller Avenue Apartment Project

The panel was asked to consult on developer's proposal and found 'no objection'; the board also approved a request from Sprint Nextel to maintain fewer antennas on Mamaroneck Road.

A four-story apartment building with street-level shopping moved closer this week to becoming reality at Waller and Maple avenues.

The city planning board, sitting as consultants, found no objection to a site plan presented by La Gianna Rose LLC to build the structure at 42 Waller Ave. In a shorthanded, 5-0 vote, it referred the project back to the Common Council for disposition.

Plans call for 24 apartment units on three floors. They would be built atop a ground floor with 1,800 square feet of retail space and an indoor parking garage with access from Waller Avenue.

While the planning board returned the proposal to the Common Council with simply a  “no-objection” notation, member Robert Stackpole called the building a “handsome improvement” over today’s vacant acreage.

Fewer antennas

In a separate action, the board approved Sprint Nextel’s request to reduce the number of antennas it maintains at 59-65 Old Mamaroneck Road from six to three.

Sprint Nextel’s attorney, Robert D. Gaudioso, said the reduction had been made possible by communications advances allowing multiple frequencies and technologies to be carried on the same antenna. In response to a question from Planning Commissioner Elizabeth Chetney, Gaudioso said Sprint Nextel would not object to other carriers co-locating on the antennas.

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