About the Project
The current Town Development Plan was updated in 1989, utilizing data prepared in 1984. Since the current Development Plan was adopted, various studies such as the Adopted Area Design Plans (1993/1999), the Hamlet of Chappaqua Comprehensive Plan (2003), the Report on Residential FAR Recommendations (2004), the Downtown Chappaqua Placemaking Strategy for Revitalization (2007) and the New Castle Recreation & Parks Master Plan (2007) have been developed. We have a newly formed Chappaqua-Millwood Chamber of Commerce, a very active Millwood Taskforce, and a Downtown Chappaqua Hamlet Committee. In addition, the Town Board is consistently being approached to undertake legislative changes to meet the needs of affordable housing, redevelop large lot properties and the like. The need to synthesize the various studies, stakeholder groups and examine planning in our community through a development plan update is evident.
The New Castle Master Plan update is a process within which an updated set of guidelines on which to base New Castle’s future development will be created. These guidelines will relate to present conditions and the anticipated nature of future development pressures, given consideration to pertinent changes in land use, the environment, demography, fiscal conditions and legislation that have been underway since the 1989 Town Development Plan Update.
The Master Plan Steering Committee has identified 5 Work Group topics to further the Master Plan Update.