Reckson Operating Partnership L.P. has withdrawn its application for an amended site plan approval and special permit to build a 140,000-square-foot ice facility at its location at 1100 King Street.
In a brief letter dated Oct. 24, Reckson's attorney informed Mayor Paul Rosenberg and the Board of Trustees that they were withdrawing their application, "without prejudice to its resubmission."
Reckson first brought its application to build the ice facility to the board in late 2012, with plans to have it completed by September 2013. Since then, neighbors have spent hours opposing the plan at several public hearings held throughout the year. A few supporters also turned out to speak in favor of the project throughout the year, but they were outnumbered by those opposed.
While Reckson performed several studies on traffic, noise and environmental aspects involved with the project, the Village board and residents have continuously asked for more studies that they felt would be necessary to provide an accurate description of what could be expected.
Residents' biggest concern was how the project would affect traffic on the King Street corridor.
Read more on Reckson studies here and find more articles on the project and public hearings here.