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Owners Of Historic White Plains Mansion File Suit, Seek Demolition Permit

The owners of 283 Soundview Avenue in White Plains are seeking to have the home demolished.
The owners of 283 Soundview Avenue in White Plains are seeking to have the home demolished. Photo Credit: Google Maps

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – The owners of a 1920 mansion on Soundview Avenue are seeking to have the home demolished despite its place as a local landmark under the city’s Historic Preservation Law, according to lohud.com.

The owners of 283 Soundview Ave., a 4.5-acre property purchased in August 2015 for $2.25 million, have taken their case to the state Supreme Court, saying the city created its Historic Preservation Commission for the express purpose of “seizing” the property by use of an historic preservation designation, according to lohud.com.

In court documents, the city called the landowners’ claims “baseless and absurd,” according to lohud.com, which reported that the city’s court reply specifically noted the local preservation law was enacted three months before the landowners purchased the property.

The Soundview Avenue home was the first property considered by the five-member preservation commission, which discussed whether to designate the home a landmark in November, 2015, according to lohud.com, which reported the property owners applied for a demolition permit one month earlier.

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