Yorktown Closes Costco Public Hearing

All written comments must be received by the town's planning department on or before Wednesday, Dec. 19.

After hearing from dozens of community members, both in favor and opposed to the proposed Costco Wholesale Club in Yorktown, the town's planning board members voted on Monday to close the Costco public hearing.

"This isn't the end of the process," Planning Board Chairman Richard Fon said. "I'd like to thank the public for the civility of the public hearing."

Board members left the written comment period open for 30 days. All written comments must be received by the planning department on or before Wednesday, Dec. 19. 

The second part of the public hearing was held on Nov. 19 after planning board members adjourned the first part last month due to the large number of people who still had comments.

The purpose of the hearing focused on the company's draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) and gave the public a chance to comment or ask questions about the project. The applicant will respond to comments and questions raised in a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). To read Costco's DEIS, click here.

The 151,092-square-foot retail store available to club members is proposed to be built at 3200 Crompond Road, just west of the Taconic State Parkway.

Residents raised questions about Costco's impacts on the environment, open space, drinking water supply and effects on other developments that could potentially be built. 

"Judge the applicant on the merits of the law and what they have to contribute to the community, not on what people have to say," William Lascala told planning board members. 

To read about the first part of Costco's public hearing, click here.

Comments regarding Costco could be sent to:

Yorktown Planning Department
1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Fax: 914-962-3986
Email: planning@yorktownny.org

Read more on the Costco topic on Patch by clicking here.

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Yorktown Tattler November 21, 2012 at 09:46 PM
Evan Bray, you are so funny. I am guessing that you probably do not get embarassed but when you did your silly routine at the fist Costco hearing everybody in the room was embarassed for you. I have been in Florida for the past 5 weeks and my main rest was getting away from your opinions about everything everyday on here. Who cares what you think? Mmy only question to you is this. Why didnt you move to another town like you promised everybody you would? We were all very disappointed
Bill November 21, 2012 at 11:04 PM
Carmine, that "large empty store by KMart' is at most 50,000 square feet, roughly 1/3 of the size that Costco wants. And there is no way you want everyone who shops at Costco to have to drive in and out of town on local roads like Underhill and 202. THAT would be a disaster.
Janice November 22, 2012 at 01:39 PM
I am 100% behind Costco and know adopting this store is the perfect chance for the town of Yorktown to secure our future. I want my children to raise their children here, and I know I am not the only citizen here who feels the same way. I welcome low-priced groceries and gas with open arms!
Frankie November 22, 2012 at 02:03 PM
Let's not forget working at Cosco can be so profitable and will enable you to pay your Yorktown taxes, pay your mortgage and live like a king.
Francis T McVetty November 22, 2012 at 03:06 PM
Frankie, a job is better than NO job. If you don't think that they pay enough then look elsewhere or join the rest of the 51% and live off the taxpayers. .


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