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Town Board Sets Work Session On Chappaqua Crossing For Thursday

The New Castle Town Board will hold a work session to discuss next steps for Chappaqua Crossing on Thursday at 3 p.m. in Town Hall.
The New Castle Town Board will hold a work session to discuss next steps for Chappaqua Crossing on Thursday at 3 p.m. in Town Hall. Photo Credit: Summit/Greenfield

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. – While the dust settles from two public hearings on Summit/Greenfield’s Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for a 120,000-square-foot grocery-retail development plan on the Chappaqua Crossing property , the New Castle Town Board will hold a work session to discuss the next steps on Thursday at 3 p.m. in Town Hall.

A second Chappaqua Crossing Town Board work session will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday May 8.

At the Special Meeting held Monday, April 29, the Town Board closed the public hearing period on the possible Chappaqua Crossing retail-zoning. However, the DSEIS public comment period will remain open until 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 10.

Any resumption of the public hearing period would be renoticed by the town. Written comments can be emailed to CHAPCROSSINGSEIS@TOWN.NEW-CASTLE.NY.US or mailed/hand-delivered to Janice Friend, Secretary to the Planning Board, 200 S. Greeley Ave., Chappaqua.

Thursday’s work session has been scheduled to “discuss elements of the proposed retail development at Chappaqua Crossing,” according to a statement sent by the town Tuesday afternoon. The next steps are not set in stone, but the order of events was laid out by New Castle Town Counsel Clinton Smith at Monday’s Special meeting.

After May 10’s public comments period end, Smith said Summit/Greenfield will be required to address every valid comment and question presented throughout the public hearings and public comments in its final supplemental environmental impact statement (FSEIS). The Town Board would then review that document, and produce a findings statement on the project's environmental issues.

From there, the Town Board would then vote on various next steps, including legislation for the plan, master plan changes, zoning text and a preliminary development concept plan for the project, before finally voting to change the zoning.

If those approvals went through, the New Castle Planning Board would then become part of the proposal’s process by deciding on the site plan’s approval, the subdivision of the property and its environmental permits, according to Smith.

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