Chappaqua Downtown Revitalization – December 17, 2018

Rumor has it that “some” think the sidewalk in front of Ibiza Kitchen is too big, and the road is too narrow. Is that true? Let’s face it, the sidewalk by Ibiza Kitchen, Family Britches & Petticoat Lane is too big!! It looked good on paper, not so much in reality (engineers tell me this happens). The final plans do allow for parking on both sides – 40’ wide with two 12’ wide travel lanes and two 8’ wide parking lanes – but that won’t happen till the spring when final work is done. Please keep in mind that the narrowed road is a traffic calming measure to encourage safer, more responsible driving and improve safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists. But, it’s too narrow and losing parking in front of Ibiza Kitchen, Family Britches & Petticoat Lane – even on a temporary basis – is not acceptable. The cut-out on Senter Street must also be made smaller. We will be living with this for a long time. Now is the time to fix it, and we will.

We have completed with all the drainage on North Greeley. All pipe material, etc. was removed from North Greeley. Operations have ceased for the holiday season until after the first of the year.

We know this has been a long process. Construction started in mid-June, 2017 and will likely be done at the 2 year mark. It was supposed to be completed by November, 2018. Unfortunately, weather, underground utility conflicts & a heavy dependence on utility companies caused delays. We are now running into winter. The sidewalk work, plantings & final paving cannot be done in the winter. We appreciate your patience, and hope that the finished product was worth the inconvenience.