Downtown Revitalization

Downtown Revitalization Sketch
The Town of New Castle has been working towards improving the Downtown Chappaqua Hamlet for many years.  Lots of effort has been put into studies and plans and now it’s time to put things into action!

In 2013 the Town Board released an RFP for design and construction services to develop and implement a comprehensive infrastructure (water, sewer, stormwater and traffic) and landscape design, and streetscape improvement plan for the Chappaqua Hamlet.  Right now WSP is investigating and analyzing information to provide designs for the Town Board to consider this Fall.  Click below to obtain more information regarding the Town’s proposal and the selected consultant.  Our goal is make Downtown Chappaqua a great place to live, work, play and enjoy.  We want to create or recreate a vibrant downtown that includes:

  • A variety of activities and amenities
  • Pedestrian friendly sidewalks and streets
  • Public space to foster a sense of community
  • Preservation and enhancement of green space
  • Preservation of the unique character of neighborhoods

Activity History

WSP Sells Proposal Presentation & Video Click here to view

WSP Sells Proposed Streetscape Plans Click here to view

WSP Sells Streetscape Hamlet Design Concepts Click here to view

March 14, 2014 – WSP Sells Chappaqua Final Proposal Presentation Click here to view

March 27, 2015 – Comprehensive Plan Update and Downtown Infrastructure and Streetscape Project Coordination Click here to view

April 6, 2015 – Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Meeting- to discuss progress on the Millwood and Chappaqua Revitalization Studies Click here to view

April 7, 2015 – Town Board Technical Presentation Click here to view

June 2, 2015 – Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Meeting to review progress on the Downtown Revitalization Strategy and discuss the Comprehensive Plan Existing Conditions, Goals and Objectives as well as the Millwood Revitalization Strategy. Click here to view

June 15, 2015 – Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee meeting to update and review the meetings with Chappaqua and Millwood Merchants. Click here to view

June 15, 2015 – Public Outreach Meeting held to update the public on the progress with the Comprehensive Plan Update, refine the Draft Goals and Objectives and to introduce the Revitalization Studies. Click here to view

June 15, 2015 – Public Information Workshop regarding Comprehensive Plan Update Goals and Objectives Click here to view

June 23, 2015 – Town Board presentation regarding progress on the Chappaqua Revitalization Study Click here to view

August 4, 2015 – CPSC Meeting to review Draft Millwood Revitalization Study Existing Conditions Click here to view

August 31, 2015 – Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Retreat to workshop Comprehensive Plan Goals, Objectives and Strategies and the Chappaqua and Millwood Revitalization Strategies Click here to view

September 2, 2015 – Town Board Update regarding the Comprehensive Plan Update and the Millwood Revitalization Strategy Existing Conditions. Click here to view