Developer’s plan to demolish historic Larchmont home ready for planning board vote

After a village moratorium on tear-down applications expired, developer KOSL Building Group’s plan to demolish an 1896 home known as “The Orchard” will be decided by a planning board vote next week. In 2015, KOSL submitted plans to tear down the 3,000 square-foot house and subdivide the 1.6-acre site with four new homes being built in its place. Local preservationists led public opposition to the plan, and the Village Board of Trustees put a hold on all building applications while analyzing the impact of subdivisions. Larchmont passed new zoning laws for development and the moratorium on permits ended in December 2016. [Lohud]