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Developer seeking variances for affordable housing complex at former Mount Vernon bakery site

May 23, 2018 02:11PM

A shuttered bakery could become housing for veterans and grandparents raising children as part of a Mount Vernon developer’s proposal. South 12th Realty hopes to convert the plot that housed Artuso Pastry’s bakery — which was destroyed by a fire a few years ago — as well as an adjacent house into an affordable housing complex called The Esplanade, LoHud reports. The developer will need several variances to move forward with its plans, as the former bakery is in a commercial zone where housing isn’t allowed. [LoHud]