CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. – The New Castle Town Board is scheduled to vote on a document for Chappaqua Crossing’s grocery and retail plan Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. in town hall in Chappaqua. If approved, the polarizing site plan will finally move forward into the public hearing portion of its process.
According to the work session’s agenda, the board will vote on the draft supplemental environmental impact statement (DSEIS) for Summit/Greenfield’s proposal, which calls for 120,000 square feet of retail space of which would be anchored by a full-service grocery store of 36,000 to 66,000 square feet. The grocery store would be supported by smaller retail stores.
An approved DSEIS would put the site plan on a “very aggressive schedule,” according to New Castle Town Counsel Clinton Smith.
“It would be a week of public hearings sometime in late April,” said Smith. “And when I say a week, what we were thinking about was, if you open on a Tuesday, and close on the following Tuesday, and have another one in between, that would give the opportunity for three public hearings in a compressed period of time.”
Of course, as the town has experienced with months of continued and postponed public hearings for Conifer’s Chappaqua Station , the public hearing segment for Chappaqua Crossing will also remain open as long as “people are willing to speak,” as pointed out by Town Board member Robin Stout.
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