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Starbucks, Chase Named As Proposed Tenants For Chappaqua Crossing

The New Castle Planning Board, pictured at a previous meeting.
The New Castle Planning Board, pictured at a previous meeting. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- The Chappaqua Crossing retail proposal now includes Starbucks and Chase as proposed ancillary tenants.

The addition of the pair was disclosed in developer Summit/Greenfield's site plan application to the New Castle Planning Board.

Andrew Tung, a planning consultant whose firm is working on the project for the developer, wrote that Starbucks' proposed coffee shop is in what is called Building C, a small structure in the 2,000-square-foot range at an intersection that includes a new gathering space labeled "The Square." The potential Starbucks site is also to the northwest of anchor tenant Whole Foods, which is seeking to move into a 40,000-square-foot structure. A parking lot would separate Starbucks and Whole Foods.

Chase's proposed bank location, according to Tung's letter, would take up 3,200 square feet in what is called Building E, one of the easternmost retail structures for the premises. Tung added that drive-up ATM is proposed to be located in a parking area north of the branch.

Starbucks and Chase are anything but strangers to Chappaqua, as each have locations in the downtown area. Chase also has a branch across town in downtown Millwood.

A change to the site plan also means that another prominent tenant could be accommodated.

Tung, in detailing changes to the proposed site plan from an earlier layout of the buildings, notes that the new iteration now includes a 30,000-square-foot structure that could hold a fitness tenant.

Asked to comment on the updates, New Castle Supervisor Rob Greenstein wrote in an email that Chappaqua Crossing "is going to exceed everyone’s expectations."

Greenstein spoke favorably of having health-related tenants, including current ones such as Northern Westchester Hospital and Mount Kisco Medical Group, along with the potential for a fitness center.

The submission of a site plan is the next major step in the broader review process for the retail proposal. In a series of votes held in December and in May , the New Castle Town Board approved rezoning enabling retail usage, along with a draft layout of the structures called a preliminary development concept plan (PDCP). The site plan serves as the successor layout iteration to the PDCP.

The Planning Board, which was involved in the rezoning and PDCP review processes on an advisory basis, is scheduled to commence its site plan review at a July 7 meeting when it will get a presentation on Summit/Greenfield's behalf.

A copy of the site plan submission to the town, which includes Tung's letter, can be found here.

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