By Evan Fallor
With the plans to convert the former United Hospital site in Port Chester into a mixed-use hub are set to move forward this month, a recent study found that nearly two out of three Port Chester residents support the $300 million project.
The study, conducted by Fort Lauderdale, Fla., research firm Fabrizio, Lee & Associates found that 64 percent of Port Chester residents were in favor of the plan, while 27 percent opposed it.
The firm conducted 200 telephone interviews ̶ in both English and Spanish ̶ of Port Chester residents, which found that 73 percent of them were aware such a project was in the works, and another 69 percent believed it would help the village become more competitive with neighboring municipalities.
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