Residents of Yonkers, Westchester County are battling UPS warehouse growth plan – WABC-TV


YONKERS, Westchester County (WABC) – Yonkers homeowners have won a battle in their legal battle with shipping giant UPS.

A Westchester County judge has issued an injunction halting construction of a UPS facility in the Grassy Sprain neighborhood.

The facility would be UPS's largest distribution center in Westchester.

In contrast to others in industrial areas, the massive warehouse is surrounded on three sides by residential buildings.

Residents say the facility's estimated 42 tractor units and 225 vans per day would slow traffic and increase noise and air pollution.

"We don't want to hear it, we don't want to smell it," said homeowner Clare Gallagher. "We don't want to deal with the traffic that it will cause."

In addition, residents are opposed to plans for a new parking lot and the placement of two 12,000-gallon fuel tanks to be housed above ground.

"UPS strives to be a good neighbor. We follow all regulations when using the Tuckahoe Road property and have open communications with the community," the company said in a statement.

A trial is scheduled for November 30th.

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