MILLWOOD, N.Y. - The unused Millwood Train Station on Station Road will be torn down and a replica of the building will be re-built a few feet over on county property, Town Supervisor Susan Carpenter said.
Originally, town officials had planned to move the station from its current space onto the county property, but Carpenter said the building does not appear to be salvageable.
"This way youll end up with something new and usable with an inside that is in good shape that can be adapted," Carpenter said. "Its not that small. Id like to see it be able to be used for more than just the summer months when people are on the trail."
Carpenter said the county has expressed interest in re-building the station and leasing it out for commercial use along the North County Trailway.
"Its not all that much money for them. Once they lease out a concession stand there, theyll make it back," Carpenter said. "It will really and truly be a nice central focus, a nice looking building if you go through Millwood."
According to Carpenter, the town has already been working with an architectural design program at Northern Westchester BOCES program to make computerized models of the new building.
"Well go down to the county, show them our cool drawings," Carpenter said. "We need to figure out what its going to cost to do, what its going to cost for the wood, what its going to cost for the foundation."
Millwood Task Force member Michael Stern said he is in support of the idea, believing it will not only draw bike trail users into the business district, but also increase the aesthetics of the area.
I think thats a great idea," said Stern, who hopes to restore the station its former glory. "Its iconic to the hamlet.
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