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Developer Eyes Dead Millionaire's Land In Ramapo For Housing

The entrance to George Konnight's property where a developer wants a zone change
The entrance to George Konnight's property where a developer wants a zone change Photo Credit: Google Maps

RAMAPO, N.Y. -- George Konnight lived reclusively off West Maple Avenue, and two years after his death JIEM Properties LLC is looking to obtain a new housing zone to construct up to 180 luxury townhouses on his former land, according to lohud.com.

The plans detail two- and three-story units with three to four bedrooms within the mostly Orthodox Jewish neighborhood in the vicinity of Smolley Drive, Manny Weldler Park and Viola Park, according to lohud.com.

The developer said that at this point, no official plans have made it to the town of Ramapo, according to lohud.com.

For now, the property is only zoned for single family homes. Konnight was found dead at age 79 in July 2014. He had made $3 million on the sale of the 31.5 acre property shortly before passing. JIEM holds the rights to roughly 20 of the acres with an option to buy the additional property from his estate for $1 million, according to lohud.com.

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