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Posted on: October 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Chappaqua Hamlet Form Based Code Engagement Sessions


In the spirit of preserving the character of Chappaqua while focused on an enhanced future, the Town of New Castle recognizes the need for the Chappaqua hamlet to meet the following goals:

+ A place for community gatherings and civic events;
+ A place where residents can live, congregate and spend their time comfortably;
+ A place that is aesthetically pleasing and easy to navigate for pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles; and
+ A place that offers exciting dining and entertainment options that attract community residents and visitors

With that vision, the New Castle Comprehensive Plan (adopted in June 2017) acknowledges the need to provide the Chappaqua hamlet with a set of guidelines and design standards that supports these goals.

Residents and interested parties are invited to attend two upcoming engagement sessions to learn more about the proposed Form Based Code. Note that these are informational discussions for residents and interested parties to learn more. A public hearing is scheduled for October 20, 2020, in which comments will be collected. Register for Public Hearing Here.

Thursday, October 15 - 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Register Here

This session will highlight potential alternatives to the Form Based Code as described in the DGEIS

Dial-In Phone Access is also available if you don't have a computer, or have problems with your computer's audio: US: +1 646 876 9923  or +1 312 626 6799   

  • Webinar ID: 861 1638 9617  

Each engagement session will take place virtually and will be limited to ninety (90) minutes.

All participants are required to register for a session by going to and clicking register on the session they would like to attend. The session will also be live-streamed on YouTube and recordings of each session, as well as more information about the form based code, can be found at

We encourage residents and interested parties to participate in the public hearing on the DGEIS on Tuesday, October 20 at 7 p.m. You can virtually attend the public hearing before the Town Board or submit written testimony. Either way, your comments submitted through that process will be responded to in writing as part of the Town’s preparation of the Final GEIS following the close of the public hearing.

Visit to find out more information about the form based code. If you have questions regarding the form based code, you can e-mail or call (914) 238-4723 to speak with Sabrina Charney Hull, Director of Planning for the Town of New Castle.

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