CORTLANDT, N.Y. – A plan for a new development on the site of the Old Croton Egg Farm will be presented to the Cortlandt Town Planning Board Thursday evening. The plan preferred by the applicant includes lots for 27 new single family homes and a multi-use sports field developed for the town.
“This could really transform that whole neck of the woods,” said Cortlandt Town Board member Frank Farrell, referring to the property located off Croton Avenue in Cortlandt.
The current plan proposes 27 new single family homes arranged in a cluster to save the most open space. Each home would likely have a lot 20,000 square feet, so the homes have yard space.
The sports field would be developed and given to the town to maintain. The applicant building the homes would develop the sports field for the town, under the current plan, but the town would not be able to collect recreation fees from the field.
Current plans indicate that the field would be 220 feet by 360 feet, to accommodate soccer teams. The plan also has 89 parking spaces slated, although some town officials feel that is too many spaces.
The plan will almost certainly have changes before it is approved and the long process of undergoing a State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) has not yet been undertaken.
“We have an applicant who owned the property who said can we work together, which we applaud,” said Cortlandt Town Supervisor Linda Puglisi. The applicant recently finished a “charrette” process, where members of the community and town officials came together to have input on the plans.
The planning board meeting will be held in the Vincent F. Nyberg Room of the Cortlandt Town Hall, and will begin at 7 p.m.