About the Project

Make your voice heard and let us know what you want for the future of New Castle! We thank you in advance for your input.

October 2015 Update:

On October 7th, the Comprehensive Plan’s draft strategies were released for public review and feedback at a workshop held at Bell School. Pace Land Use Law Center introduced the strategies by first summarizing the Comprehensive Plan update process to date and explained how the strategies were generated. Click here to view the full presentation and click here to view the draft strategiesMake your voice heard and help us plan for a better tomorrow! Take our survey to let us know which strategies need improvement and which should be prioritized. We thank you in advance for taking the time to give us your input!

About the Project

The Town of New Castle is currently updating its Comprehensive Plan, which was last updated in 1989. Concurrent with the update, the Town is also generating revitalization strategies for the Hamlets of Chappaqua and Millwood. These area studies are designed to support the Comprehensive Plan and also establish a long-term strategy for enhancing the quality of life in New Castle’s commercial centers.

The Existing Conditions chapter of the New Castle Comprehensive Plan (NCCP) establishes a qualitative and quantitative description of the Town’s physical, socio-economic, and environmental characteristics. Click here to view the Existing Conditions Chapter

The Chappaqua Revitalization Strategy (CRS) aims to identify opportunities for enhancing Chappaqua, as defined by the boundaries of Chappaqua as a Census Designated Place (CDP). The CRS consists of three distinct phases: (1) Assessment of Existing Conditions, (2) Formulation of Revitalization Strategies, and (3) Production of an Implementation Framework.  Click here to view the Assessment of Existing Conditions.

Coming Soon”  The Millwood Revitalization Strategy”

The New Castle Comprehensive Plan is a planning process managed by the Town of New Castle’s Planning Department with ongoing guidance provided by the New Castle Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee and technical support from Pace’s Land Use Center.

Background  of Comprehensive Planning in New Castle

The Town of New Castle’s first comprehensive plan was adopted by the Planning Board in 1958. The most recent Town Development Plan was adopted in November of 1989. Much of the data and background materials for the 1989 Town Development Plan were compiled in 1984. The Town Board is looking to update the Town Development Plan once again. Much has changed from 1989 to the present. The Updated  Comprehensive Plan will reflect these changes and speak to the future of development in New Castle.

The Town Board has appointed a 5-member Steering Committee and has contracted with the Pace University Land Use Law Center to work with the Town Planner to develop the Comprehensive Plan Update. As part of the process there will be pointed opportunities for public participation.

Click here to view the Pace Land Use Law Center Proposal and here to view the Proposal for the Downtown Revitalization Strategy