New White Plains campus for French-American School approved

November 08, 2017 05:07PM

After nearly seven years of debate, the White Plains Common Council approved the French-American School of New York’s plans to build a new campus. Five of seven council members voted in favor of the school’s revised plan for a 640-student school for grades 6-12 on the site of the former Ridgeway Country Club. Some residents and local groups contend that the campus is too large for the neighborhood, will snarl traffic and is environmentally dangerous. FASNY purchased the 129-acre property in 2011 and had originally planned to host 950 students there but revised the plan in response to forceful opposition to the proposal. [Lohud]