CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. – After exchanging ideas with Summit/Greenfield for how its property of Chappaqua Crossing should be utilized last Thursday , the New Castle Planning Board will continue to discuss the property, along with its Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in Town Hall.
The Planning Board presented its own ideas for the property to the applicant last week, when board member Tom Curley suggested it should be developed as “a third hamlet—a new hamlet, as opposed to a shopping center.”
However, Summit/Greenfield planner Andrew Tung, while intrigued, seemed more inclined to stick to the company’s current plan of a grocery-retail hybrid. With both parties meeting behind closed doors meeting last Friday to continue the conversation, its possible a new vision has spawned since then.
Of course, Summit/Greenfield would only get to the point of dealing formally with the Planning Board if, and when, the Town Board approves the developer's current draft supplemental environmental impact statement and rezoning attempt.
“Once the town gets past the hurdle of ‘Do we want to do retail here?’ the next question is ‘Can we?’ said Curley. "The last question would be ‘How do we do it?’”
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