Town of Scarsdale, NY
With its curvilinear street pattern and well-tended neighborhoods, Scarsdale, New York is a gem in New York’s inner ring suburbs. The combination of high local housing values and few building parcels has led to the teardown of houses and the subdivision of oversized lots, prompting the Village to impose a moratorium on subdivisions. Working under a strict deadline, Starr Whitehouse was engaged to examine the feasibility of new zoning districts for preserving neighborhood character. Using Geographic Information Systems, Starr Whitehouse assessed over fifteen scenarios for zoning modifications. Starr Whitehouse honed several recommendations for zoning alterations working closely with the Village Planning Board.
Analytic mapping showing baseline conditions, a zoning scenario with increased frontage and areas that see no improvement with the change, a final option recommended to the board; Scatterplot of the area and frontage of each lot, main characacteristics that speak to the subdividisibility of a parcel.