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Yorktown Board to Discuss Plans for Shallow Creek

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-- The Yorktown Town Board will discuss future plans for the former Shallow Creek Par Golf Course at Tuesday night’s work session.

One of two of the proposals include the establishment of a Golf Learning and Family Fun Center. The first proposal, proposed by Kevin Chin who operates a golf instruction business at the Lake Isle County Club in Eastchester, includes a golf learning program, driving range and practice hole, a high-end miniature golf course, laser tag, a Frisbee golf course, an a fitness studio offering yoga and other fitness activities, in the exiting building which would also offer snacks. The facility would operate year-round.

The other proposal, submitted by Rocco Cambareri of the Metropolitan Athletic Corporation, would be to re-establish a restaurant in the existing building and rehabilitate the golf course so it could become the nine hole, par 3 golf course it once was.

According to Supervisor Susan Siegel, Jennifer Fava, Superintendent of Parks and Recreation, sent a memo to the Town Board in favor of Chin’s proposal. According to Siegel, Fava said Chin’s proposal, “offers the town the best option for the site while offering the widest range of possibilities to best serve the community,” and said the Recreation Commission recommends the board accept the proposal and allow the department to negotiate the terms of an agreement.

“The Family Fun Center certainly sounds like it has the potential for being a major new recreational asset to the town,” Siegel said. “Right now, Shallow Creek is not being used and it continues to cost the town money to even minimally maintain the grounds. The building is also in need of repair and will continue to deteriorate if nothing is done to renovate it. We shouldn’t let the site become another Holland Sporting Club. The town needs to work with a private developer to transform the site into a recreational and financial asset.”

Shallow Creek was closed and donated to the town in 2007. The town would lease the property to Chin for a fixed period of time, and he would assume the responsibility to make the improvements to the site, Siegel said. She does not anticipate asking the Town Board to spend money on renovating the site.

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