L to E: These Master Plan visioning sessions are really something to make time for

May 16, 2014
by Maggie Christ

I went to last Saturday’s visioning session for the Master Plan, and thought it was really interesting. That said, there were only about 40 people there [I heard that there were 100 at the first session], and the younger demographic was not well represented.  It was free-flowing and well-moderated, guided without being directed.  In my breakout group, only two people had kids in school. There are two more sessions—on Wednesday, May 21 at Seven Bridges from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. and Wednesday, May 28 at the Chappaqua Library from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New Castle.  If you have concerns or desires—and who doesn’t!?—you want your voice heard. We talked about everything from sidewalks to trees to retail development, parking and housing and traffic on 117 and more. I know well how hard it can be to get out of the house in the evening for three hours, but it’s really something to make time for.

Here’s the invite from the Town:

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
~ from The Town of New Castle

Join us for a special event to explore the challenges, opportunities and choices that face New Castle, and help us set a course for the future.  We want to know your vision for New Castle as we update the Town’s Master Plan, which describes the community’s current conditions and blueprint for future growth and preservation.  There are two more sessions from which to choose. Thursday, May 15 at Westorchard Elementary 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. and Wednesday, May 21 at Seven Bridges Middle School 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Why participate?

This is a great way to voice your opinion about the things you care about.  We need to know the priority issues, assets and challenges facing the Town in relation to its land use patterns.

What is my New Castle.org? The Town of New Castle wants your input!

Come out to voice your opinions and thoughts on:

• Trails, fields, parks and open space

• Parking and transportation

• Community amenities and services

• Commercial areas

• Housing needs

• Economic development

When and Where to Participate

Note: Each session has the same agenda, so please choose the one that best fits your schedule (no reservation necessary)!  Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, May 21 at Seven Bridges Middle School 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

What’s your New Castle?

Visit mynewcastle.org for more info.


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