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Developer of former Westchester Pavilion site returns with new plans

Westfair Communications, Ryan Deffenbaugh, July 31, 2018


A dirt hole the size of a city block in downtown White Plains where the Westchester Pavilion once stood, may be a bit closer to actually seeing residential towers rise.

Representatives from a development team led by Lennar Multifamily Communities presented conceptual plans July 30 to the city’s Common Council for the former Westchester Pavilion site. Lennar Multifamily is the apartment-focused subsidiary of Lennar Corp., the country’s largest homebuilder.

The plans are an update to a $275 million redevelopment of the property the city approved two years ago for the same company. The original plans were headlined by two, 24-story residential towers. The towers remain in the new plan, but the site’s retail square footage has been chopped to make way for more residences.

Whatever is built, it will replace the now-demolished Westchester Pavilion mall at the intersection of South Broadway and Maple Avenue. The outdated mall was knocked down last year, but the original plans stalled. This spring, Lennar representatives said the company would rework its proposal.


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