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Bedford Gives Trump Approval For Seven Springs Development

Real estate mogul Donald Trump bought the property in 1995 for roughly $7.5 million dollars.
Real estate mogul Donald Trump bought the property in 1995 for roughly $7.5 million dollars. Photo Credit: flickr

BEDFORD, N.Y. – Following a process that has lasted years, real estate mogul Donald Trump has secured approval for developing Seven Springs estate, which spans parts of Bedford, North Castle and New Castle.

The property received final subdivision approval from the Planning Board on May 14, when its 213 acres were divided into nine lots.

The fate of the Oregon Road site, which borders Byram Lake, has been a subject of controversy since the early 2000s, when Trump first introduced his plan to build a golf course and horse stable there. Citizens in Bedford and Mount Kisco were worried the lake, which is used as a drinking supply, would be contaminated by runoff from the facility.

In October 2010, the golf course proposal was scrapped and the subdivision plan introduced, when a new plan got the conceptual OK from the Bedford Planning Board in February 2012, when it was granted a six-month extension to address changes.

Trump’s latest proposal is thought to develop slightly over 100 acres of the Bedford side of the property. Additionally, there are no official proposals linked to any develop on the North Castle or New Castle segments of the property.

The property was once owned by Eugene and Agnes Meyer, whose family published the Washington Post. Trump got his hands on the property in 1995 for roughly $7.5 million dollars.

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