Chappaqua Forward: Form Based Code Public Hearing on November 10

You're invited to participate in next week's Public Hearing (Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m.) on the proposed Form Based Code as described in the Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS). All residents and interested organizations are invited to participate.

More than 1,000 residents have participated in the process - from the three informational engagement sessions, the two public hearings conducted so far, and all of you who have asked questions of the Planning Department. 

The Form Based Code aims to move Chappaqua forward through making our Town's zoning code clear, concise, and efficient. Prior to the public hearings, the Town conducted three community engagement sessions that reviewed the proposed code, potential transportation and environmental impacts, and alternatives. 

The goal of the Form Based Code is to reverse the long, slow decline of the hamlet by allowing smart, measured growth that is mindful of the character of the hamlet while increasing feet on the street — people to support the kind of quaint local businesses we all love. 

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Public Hearing Schedule

Register below for the Public Hearing:

You can virtually attend the public hearing before the Town Board or submit written testimony. E-mail comments received during regular business hours Monday through Friday from 8:40 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. will be posted on the Chappaqua Forward website by the close of business the next business day.
Submit your testimony: E-mail your testimony to either
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Substantive comments submitted through this 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. Once the Final GEIS is accepted, the Town Board will issue a findings statement, finalize the legislation, and schedule a vote -- keep in mind, the Town Board has yet to schedule a date for when this will occur.
It is highly recommended that you submit your comments in writing.

Guidelines for public comments