A plan to transform the site of United Hospital, which closed 10 years ago, is one step closer to becoming reality.

On Monday, the project officially entered the public review process after Port Chester’s Village Board of Trustees voted to accept as complete the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) submitted by the site’s owner, affiliates of Starwood Capital Group, according to a press release.

“We applaud Mayor Dennis Pilla and the entire Board of Trustees for their leadership in advancing this process,” Ellis Rinaldi, executive vice president of Starwood Capital, said in the press release. ”We appreciate the tremendous support our plan has received from Port Chester residents, public officials and the business community, and we look forward to a continued constructive dialogue throughout the review process. This is a historic opportunity for the Village and we are committed to helping Port Chester seize it.”

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