Ann Gallelli: Decoding Village Agendas No. 504

Dear neighbor, Here is the 504th installment of Decoding Village Agendas to keep Croton residents informed of the actions of the Village Board at their meetings.  I continue to add recipients to this email update on agendas so you may be receiving it for the first time. I enjoy getting your feedback and hope to continue to hear from you.  If you do not wish to receive these periodic email updates from me, please reply to this email and your name will be removed from the email list.

Ann Gallelli

Decoding Village Agendas –   August 24, 2020

Work Session of the Village Board

5:30 p.m.

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1.      Review renderings of proposed solar canopies at Croton Landing.   The Board will review a rendering of possible solar canopies at Croton Landing.  As shown, they are located on the right side of the parking areas north of the Yacht Club north to the bathroom facility (on the east side of the road).  They are provided by Ecogy Energy.  In order to explore the possibility of pursuing this, they must have an agreement from the Village allowing them to do.

2.      Review of the Municipal Place Advisory Task Force recommendations on the request for proposals (RFP) for the development of a Village-owned parcel (“The Katz Property”) at 41-51 Maple Street.   The Task Force appointed by Mayor Pugh has provided their report to the Board on appropriate development possibilities for the property.  The full report is available in the Backup to this meeting on the Village website.  The following is the first paragraph summary from the Task Force: 

There are three development possibilities: mixed use with ground floor retail and two floors of apartments above; all (three floors) of apartments; or townhouses. We unanimously concluded that mixed use was the least appropriate and desirable due to (i) resulting increased traffic and parking difficulties in an already congested area, (ii) local and national retail environment making such a project less feasible and attractive for developers, and (iii) possibility that even if a developer could find an anchor retail tenant, it would likely result in cannibalization or closure of existing retail businesses in Village

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