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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