The proposal calls for a 421-unit rental apartment complex where two aging office buildings now stand.
The first apartment complex formally proposed on the Platinum Mile in Harrison would transform part of an old office park in a bid to attract young professionals and empty-nesters to an under-used area and boost the local tax base.
It is part of a trend of re-purposing aging suburban office parks nationwide, as corporate offices downsize or move back to major cities.
In Westchester, universities, hotels and medical facilities have taken over some former corporate headquarters and office buildings. Business leaders and developers say those sites are also good places to put mixed-use development to compete with the “live, work, play” attractions of Manhattan.
The Platinum Mile corridor along I-287 east of downtown White Plains is not the only location being eyed by developers. Housing is among the mix coming to the former Reader’s Digest campus in Chappaqua, while in Rockland, housing has been discussed as a possible feature of the redevelopment of the former Pfizer property in Pearl River.