CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. – The first New Castle Town Board Chappaqua Crossing public hearing originally scheduled for 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday will instead begin at 7 p.m.
The public hearing will give residents the opportunity to address the following:
- Allowing retail uses in office parks under certain conditions and particularly with regard to a proposal by Summit/Greenfield—the applicant—for retail development at its Chappaqua Crossing property.
- The Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) that was deemed ready for public comment earlier this month .
- Proposals to amend the Town Development Plan in relation to the retail use of the property in the Town’s Research and Office Business zoning districts.
- To amend the New Castle Town Code to add a new section.
The hearing will be held in the assembly room at Town Hall, 200 South Greeley Avenue in Chappaqua. It is expected to be continued at the same location for a “Special Meeting” on Monday, April 29 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and—if necessary—an additional “Special Meeting” to continue the hearing in the same location on Tuesday, April 30 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Although town officials determined Summit/Greenfield’s DSEIS complete and ready for public comment, New Castle Town Counsel Clinton Smith said that means simply that the town has determined the document “addresses, identifies and attempts to answer all the principle issues involved.”
“Our conclusion after our talks today was that the document was complete. And by ‘complete,’ we use that as a SEQR term, which means that it is adequate for public review,” he said.
“There’s things that we think should be changed and things that we’re confident will be changed as we go through the process, as the public gets involved and points out things that we missed. That’s why it’s a public process—because many eyes are better than one,” he added.
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