Chappaqua Forward Engagement Session and Public Hearings

The Town has conducted two engagement sessions regarding the proposed Form Based Code as described in the DGEIS for Chappaqua Hamlet. With a final engagement session scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday, October 15), you'll have another opportunity to ask questions of the Town Board and the Planning Department regarding this key initiative for our Town.
The Form Based Code is nothing to fear. It is meant to provide clarity in the zoning code for Chappaqua to revitalize itself. Many of your questions have been answered as part of our FAQ on the Chappaqua Forward website, accessible by clicking here.
Hear from Bill Spade, a resident, architect, and a member of the Form Based Code Working Group, in addition to local business owner Scott Mikolay on why they are in support of the Form Based Code.
Residents and interested parties are invited to attend the final upcoming engagement session to learn more about the proposed Form Based Code. Note that this is an informational discussion for residents and interested parties to learn more. A public hearing is scheduled for October 20, 2020, in which comments will be collected.

This session will highlight potential alternatives to the Form Based Code as described in the DGEIS
*Webinar ID: 861 1638 9617 (For Dial-In Access)

The engagement session will take place virtually and will be limited to ninety (90) minutes.

All participants are required to register for a session by going to chappaquaforward.org and clicking register on the session they would like to attend. The session will also be live-streamed on YouTube and recordings of each session, as well as more information about the form based code, can be found at chappaquaforward.org.

We encourage residents and interested parties to participate in the public hearing on the DGEIS on Tuesday, October 20 at 7 p.m. You can virtually attend the public hearing before the Town Board or submit written testimony. Either way, your comments submitted through that process will be responded to in writing as part of the Town’s preparation of the Final GEIS following the close of the public hearing.

To attend the Public Hearing:

  • Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 7p.m. – Register Here                                                             *Webinar ID: 859 1133 3479 (Dial-In Access)
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 7p.m. – Register Here                                                          *Webinar ID: 825 5386 0554 ( Dial-In Access)

Visit chappaquaforward.org to find out more information about the form based code. If you have questions regarding the form based code, you can e-mail  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call (914) 238-4723 to speak with Sabrina Charney Hull, Director of Planning for the Town of New Castle.

*Dial-In Phone Access and participation is available if you don't have a computer, or have problems with your computer's audio: US: +1 646 876 9923  or +1 312 626 6799. Enter the Webinar ID of the selected session followed by #.  Use *9 to raise your "digital hand" for public input/comment.  


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