A Master Plan “Community Conversation” Question Seven: “Transit-oriented” housing and retail?

Monday, March 10, 2014
by Rob Greenstein

We continue our Community Conversation with another question, this one on housing.

Would you like to see a mixed-use residential and commercial area near our train station in downtown Chappaqua, (that is, “transit-oriented” development)?

Feel free to comment here. It helps us for you to use your real name. We have an intern compiling comments and they will count for more, for master plan survey purposes, if you sign them. We will also be posting the same question on our Town of New Castle Facebook page, and the Town’s web site.

Residents are also encouraged to attend our town board meetings and give their ideas.

If you can’t attend our meetings, you can email your questions to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


During the meeting, you can ask questions via a chat function on the live stream on New Castle Community Media Center (NCCMC)’s site via Livestream. Residents can just click on the Town Board meeting pane to view and chat. This will help the town board gather information from residents who can’t attend the meetings in person.  We also intend to reach out also through mailings, for residents who do not use internet or cannot attend our meetings.


You can revisit our first question by clicking: “What type of services, events, shopping, etc. would you like to see in downtown Chappaqua or Millwood in the evenings/night-time?”

Our second question by clicking: “Should development in downtown Chappaqua or Millwood include housing mixed in with commercial uses?”

Our third question by clicking: “Should the town use some of the train station parking lot for other uses (such as a transit oriented development consisting of housing and commercial development) with an offset for the loss of any parking addressed through the construction a parking structure?”

Our fourth question by clicking: Would you like to see more recreation facilities in the Town? Indoor and/or Outdoor? Public or Private?

Our fifth question by clicking: Is more open space for “passive recreation”—hiking, walking, dog-walking, sitting and relaxing—needed throughout the Town?

And our sixth question by clicking: If commercial development at Chappaqua Crossing is anchored by a grocery store, what other uses would you want to see there?


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