CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. – The New Castle Town Board meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday will instead be held Wednesday at 7:45 p.m. in Town Hall . Additionally, the continuation of the Conifer public hearing originally slated for the meeting has been adjourned until June 11.
The latest adjournment from Conifer came after the realty company sent a zoning change proposal to the Town Board that would ultimately alter the town’s workforce housing law to give its property’s current zoning more flexibility .
Zoning has been the sticking point in Conifer’s proposed 28-unit, three- to four-story apartment building in what has become a lengthy process.
“This isn’t a new issue. This is an old issue that has been unresolved,” Town Board member Jason Chapin said in last week’s Town Board work session.
“We have some discrepancies in the I-G zoning and the workforce housing, and we’re trying to make sure they’re not contradicting each other and that they’re providing some clarity. So we know when we make a decision, we have the right information and not creating a bigger problem.”
Although no substantive decisions was made on Conifer’s request last week, the Town Board approved a resolution to pass off the proposal, along with a legal revised version from its town counsel, to the Planning Board. This is part of an effort to receive additional feedback and perspective on what such a change would mean.
If that proposal were approved, it would be subject to an official public hearing.
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