Briarcliff Planning Board Prepares to Approve Chilmark CVS

A proposal to build a CVS at the Chilmark Shopping Center will likely be voted on in July.

With just a few loose ends to tie up, the Briarcliff Manor Planning Board has eyed its July meeting as a target date to approve Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc.'s a CVS at the Chilmark Shopping Center.

On Tuesday, newly-instated Planning Board Member Richard Pastore recused himself from the Chilmark discussion.

Village Engineer David Turiano outlined proposed lighting for the shopping enter, including the upper parking lot that borders the property.

"There are no new lights than are proposed," he said of the lighting consultant's recommendation.

William Null, an attorney with Cuddy & Feder, told the board there are "no changes to the plan" since the last time and addressed minor concerns including street lighting, building facade options (faux windows were recommend by the board for the Pleasantville Road face) and aesthetic concerns about the rest of the center.

While Urstadt Biddle previously agreed not to keep the CVS open for 24 hours, it has not yet finalized total hours. The board discussed possibly allowing the store to be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. "to the public," but with a few hours prior and after hours to accommodate staff.

Deliveries will likely also be prohibited between the hours of 12 to 6 a.m.

The public hearing was closed on Tuesday and Planning Board Chair Edward Nolan asked Village Counsel Daniel Pozin to draw up a resolution for the next meeting.

In the meantime, Urstadt Biddle must submit a "comprehensive sign plan" to the village for approval.

Null said he was hesitant to commit to Pleasantville Road improvements, including repaving, that require Village of Ossining permits as requirements for the proposal to be valid in the Village of Briarcliff Manor.

"The off-site work is very important to this site plan," responded Nolan, noting that while the entire shopping center is in Briarcliff Manor, Pleasantville Road is in Ossining.

If the developer cannot obtain the permits from the Village of Ossining, "you have to come back to this board," Nolan said.

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