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New Castle Town Board's Conifer Public Hearing To Continue In June

The most recent Chappaqua Station iteration would weigh in at four stories and 28 apartment units.
The most recent Chappaqua Station iteration would weigh in at four stories and 28 apartment units. Photo Credit: Kitchen & Associates

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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