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
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