An online survey has been posted to gauge the public's opinion on the Chappaqua Crossing retail proposal.
The survey was announced publicly by Dawn Greenberg, who is the owner of Aurora and who has asked local media to mention it. The survey was done by a Chappaqua market researcher and questions were taken from one person in favor of the plan and another who is opposed, Greenberg explained.
The retail proposal involves rezoning the southern part of the site to allow for up to 120,000 square feet of retail space on the southern and western part of the sites. A grocery store of 36,000 to 66,000 square feet would be allowed. The proposal is controversial among some residents, with fears of negative traffic impact , quality of life harm and concern that the retail could result in the creation of a third business area. The arguments in favor, which is based on an initial concept raised by the New Castle Town Board, are to meet retail demand locally and to generate tax revenue.