Active Projects

Active Actions

Many of the individual actions outlined in the Comprehensive Plan have begun. Here are the currently active projects:

1.6 - ​Make property characteristics publicly available

Make property characteristics (e.g. parcel dimensions, elevation, steep slopes, streams, floodplains, wetland areas, sensitive habitats, and historic resources) publicly available through online database or website.

Action is Active

Action Type: Outreach and Education
Classification: Land Use and Development
Priority: High
Responsible Party: Development
Other Responsible Parties:
85%
Percent Complete

6.3 - ​Provide access to the Historical Society website

Provide access to the Historical Society website directly from the Town website.

Action is Active

Action Type: Interagency Coordination
Classification: Social and Community Services
Priority:
Responsible Party: Town Clerk
Other Responsible Parties:
0%
Percent Complete

7.4 - Coordinate with the Chappaqua Bus Company

Coordinate with the Chappaqua Bus Company to address the community's public transport needs. Consider providing bus service between the Town's hamlets.

Action is Active

Action Type: Interagency Coordination
Classification: Mobility and Transportation
Priority: Medium
Responsible Party: Development
Other Responsible Parties:
5%
Percent Complete

9.2 - Identify intersections prone to congestion

Identify intersections prone to congestion and conflict (e.g. railroad grade crossing at Roaring Brook Road and the Saw Mill River Parkway) and develop solutions to improve traffic flow.

Action is Active

Action Type: Study and Analysis
Classification: Mobility and Transportation
Priority: High
Responsible Party: Police
Other Responsible Parties:
10%
Percent Complete

10.2 - ​Develop a comprehensive sidewalk plan

Develop a comprehensive sidewalk plan, which includes identification of priority areas for new sidewalk construction and rehabilitation of existing sidwalks.  Focus should be placed on commercial areas and outlying neighborhoods.

Action is Active

Action Type: Study and Analysis
Classification: Mobility and Transportation
Priority:
Responsible Party: Development
Other Responsible Parties:
  • Police
  • DPW
0%
Percent Complete

10.3 - Examine the feasibility of sidewalks

Examine the feasibility of sidewalks within and between neighborhoods that do not border commercial areas.

Action is Active

Action Type: Study and Analysis
Classification: Mobility and Transportation
Priority: Low
Responsible Party: Development
Other Responsible Parties:
0%
Percent Complete

10.4 - Sidewalks on major routes

Examine the feasibility of sidewalks on all major routes including Rt. 117, 100, 120, 133, 128.

Action is Active

Action Type: Study and Analysis
Classification: Mobility and Transportation
Priority: Low
Responsible Party: Development
Other Responsible Parties:
0%
Percent Complete

11.1 - Enhance alternate transportation between hamlets

Examine opportunities to enhance bike, pedestrian and alternative transport between Chappaqua, Millwood and Chappaqua Crossing.

Action is Active

Action Type: Study and Analysis
Classification: Mobility and Transportation
Priority: Medium
Responsible Party: Development
Other Responsible Parties:
25%
Percent Complete

13.4 - Sewer service

Investigate the feasibility of extending sewer service to the Millwood hamlet, areas of higher density, and where septic systems are failing.

Action is Active

Action Type: Study and Analysis
Classification: Hamlet Revitalization
Priority: High
Responsible Party: Development
Other Responsible Parties:
75%
Percent Complete

13.6 - Explore the creation of maintenance districts

Explore the creation of maintenance districts for hamlet infrastructure (e.g. sidewalks, parking lots) and solid waste management.

Action is Active

Action Type: Study and Analysis
Classification: Hamlet Revitalization
Priority: High
Responsible Party: Development
Other Responsible Parties:
  • Legal
0%
Percent Complete

14.1 - ​Identify and map limits of existing infrastructure

Identify and map limits of existing infrastructure (i.e. sidewalks, sewer, water) in relation to surrounding land use. Prioritize expansion potential based on density of surrounding development, allowing for expansion where higher densities and infrastructural provisions exist while maintaining adequate transition zones between existing densities.

Action is Active

Action Type: Study and Analysis
Classification: Infrastructure
Priority: Medium
Responsible Party: Development
Other Responsible Parties:
25%
Percent Complete

23.1 - Collect information regarding septic system maintenance

Work with Westchester Department of Health, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, and the East of Hudson Watershed Coalition to collect information regarding septic system maintenance and performance to ensure continued compliance with the Town's MS4 permit.

Action is Active

Action Type: Interagency Coordination
Classification: Environmental Health
Priority: Medium
Responsible Party: Development
Other Responsible Parties:
25%
Percent Complete

25.1 - Update the Town's Climate Action Plan

Update the Town's Climate Action Plan. Include an updated inventory of government operations and overall community GHG emissions.

Action is Active

Action Type: Study and Analysis
Classification: Climate and Energy
Priority: Medium
Responsible Party: Development
Other Responsible Parties:
  • DPW
  • Substainabilty Advisory Board
0%
Percent Complete

26.1 - Analysis of development/infill opportunities

Undertake an analysis of development/infill opportunities in the hamlets consistent with community needs, public vision, and environmental and infrastructural constraints. This analysis should determine the net economic benefits of potential mixed use development and associated revenue forecasts of hamlet land use scenarios.

Action is Active

Action Type: Study and Analysis
Classification: Hamlet Revitalization
Priority: High
Responsible Party: Development
Other Responsible Parties:
0%
Percent Complete

26.2 - Review and revise existing zoning regulations

Review and revise existing zoning regulations and requirements or develop alternative zoning (i.e. form based zoning) to better allow and encourage mixed-used development in the hamlets. This could include revising regulations regarding driveway width, building height, front yard setbacks, and parking requirements and associated easements, among other regulations. Zoning around the Chappaqua train station should encourage a higher level of transit-oriented development.

Action is Active

Action Type: Zoning Study
Classification: Hamlet Revitalization
Priority: High
Responsible Party: Development
Other Responsible Parties:
Notes:

5/1/18 Town Board/Planning Board Discussion

0%
Percent Complete

28.2 - Maintenance districts for hamlet infrastructure

Conduct feasibility study for the creation of maintenance districts for hamlet infrastructure (e.g. sidewalks, parking lots) and solid waste management.

Action is Active

Action Type: Study and Analysis
Classification: Hamlet Revitalization
Priority: High
Responsible Party: Development
Other Responsible Parties:
0%
Percent Complete

29.6 - Business Improvement District

Analyze feasibility of Business Improvement District.

Action is Active

Action Type: Zoning Study
Classification: Hamlet Revitalization
Priority: High
Responsible Party: Development
Other Responsible Parties:
0%
Percent Complete

30.1 - Form civic activity task force

Form civic activity task force or task existing groups with developing events and activities that showcase the Town’s unique character and encourage arts and culture, as well as stimulate patronage of local businesses.

Action is Active

Action Type: Outreach and Education
Classification: Hamlet Revitalization
Priority: Medium
Responsible Party: Administration
Other Responsible Parties:
10%
Percent Complete

30.3 - Promote the Wallace Auditorium

Promote the Wallace Auditorium as a regional entertainment venue for arts and culture and to stimulate patronage of local businesses in the hamlets.

Action is Active

Action Type: Capital Improvements
Classification: Social and Community Services
Priority: Medium
Responsible Party: Recreation and Parks
Other Responsible Parties:
35%
Percent Complete

33.2 - Maintain existing parks and nature preserves

Maintain existing parks and nature preserves.

Action is Active

Action Type: Capital Improvements
Classification: Parks, Trailways and OpenSpace
Priority: High
Responsible Party: Recreation and Parks
Other Responsible Parties:
0%
Percent Complete

38.1 - Evaluate the Town's website

Evaluate the clarity and effectiveness of the format of the Town's website. Make improvements where necessary.

Action is Active

Action Type: Study and Analysis
Classification: Social and Community Services
Priority: High
Responsible Party: Development
Other Responsible Parties:
  • Administration
0%
Percent Complete

39.3 - Saw Mill River Parkway Bridge

Pursue development of Saw Mill River Parkway Bridge at Roaring Brook Road and MTA Railroad crossing.

Action is Active

Action Type: Interagency Coordination
Classification: Mobility and Transportation
Priority: High
Responsible Party: Development
Other Responsible Parties:
  • Administration
35%
Percent Complete

40.1 - Capital improvements to improve public safety

Include elements in street, building and landscape capital improvements that reduce public injuries and improve public safety.

Action is Active

Action Type: Study and Analysis
Classification: Land Use and Development
Priority: High
Responsible Party: Police
Other Responsible Parties:
5%
Percent Complete

41.7 - Notification of septic system maintenance

Continue annual notification of septic system maintenance in annual Town newsletter. Expand educational information to include emergency preparedness.

Action is Active

Action Type: Outreach and Education
Classification: Social and Community Services
Priority: High
Responsible Party: Town Clerk
Other Responsible Parties:
100%
Percent Complete

45.1 - Adopt the Plan

Adopt the 2016 New Castle Comprehensive Plan which is aligned with the goals and policies of Westchester 2025 and the MHREDC’s Strategic and Sustainability Plans.

Action is Active

Action Type: Legislative Changes
Classification: Town Processes
Priority: High
Responsible Party: Development
Other Responsible Parties:
100%
Percent Complete

45.2 - Undertake zoning changes to encourage development

Undertake zoning changes to encourage development discussed within this Plan and is consistent with regional sustainable development objectives (i.e. housing affordability, transit-oriented development, preservation of open space and biodiversity).

Action is Active

Action Type: Legislative Changes
Classification: Land Use and Development
Priority: High
Responsible Party: Development
Other Responsible Parties:
15%
Percent Complete

46.3 - Watershed planning

Participate actively in cross-jurisdictional watershed planning and protection.

Action is Active

Action Type: Interagency Coordination
Classification: Environmental Health
Priority: High
Responsible Party: Development
Other Responsible Parties:
25%
Percent Complete

47.2 - Regional infrastructure and linkages for pedestrians and bicyclists

Expand regional infrastructure and linkages for pedestrians and bicyclists. Map areas where linkages are appropriate. Examine the feasibility of sidewalks that facilitate non-motorized transportation across municipal borders.

Action is Active

Action Type: Study and Analysis
Classification: Mobility and Transportation
Priority: Medium
Responsible Party: Development
Other Responsible Parties:
15%
Percent Complete