Ramapo Copes with Empty Storefronts, Shopping Centers

A shopping center sits empty for years in Ramapo on Route 59 near Airmont Road, though the owner continues paying taxes on the property. A nearby gas station is reduced to rubble but stands empty and an eyesore. A caller to “The Morning Show” last week said it’s vexing for those who’ve lived in the area for many years…

Audio: Caller

Ramapo supervisor Michael Specht said the business is in the village of Airmont, so it would fall under their jurisdiction. But Specht says sometimes it’s difficult to get business owners to do things with their unused properties without taking over via eminent domain…

Audio: Michael Specht

Specht said he would check into the matter and let us know what he finds out during his next weekly segment on Friday. Airmont’s mayor could not be reached for comment.

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