Town Releases RFP Seeking Tenant for Chappaqua Train Station

Any selected tenant must provide "breakfast type food service" and cannot make major changes to the building. Deadline is May 11.

New Castle's request for proposals to find a tenant for the Chappaqua Train Station has been released.

The RFP was posted Monday on the town's website. The deadline for submissions is May 11, according to Town Administrator Penny Paderewski. The town has already received interest before the Mount Kisco eatery closed in December.

The document contains terms that are not surprising to those who have followed town board members' recent discussion over the future of the site. While retail tenants are being sought, whoever leases the space will be required to provide "breakfast type food service" in the morning, which coincides with the peak commuting hours. The bathrooms must remain open to the public and few changes to the interior can be made because the building has landmark status. The town board will approve any alterations to the structure.

The town is looking for details that descriptions or plans for the proposal, proposed monthly rent, infrastructure changes, along with hours of operation. The tenant is to pay the utilities.

There are still some major unknowns for the town. It is unknown what items will need to be fixed, what the cost would be and how long it would take, according to Paderewski. The scope of infrastructure repairs for the building was discussed by town board members at a .

A copy of the RFP is attached here as a PDF file.


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