Orangetown Seeks Input on the Redevelopment Plan for Rockland Psychiatric Center

On Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Old Court Room in Town Hall, the Town of Orangetown will receive public input from residents regarding the proposed redevelopment plan of Rockland Psychiatric Center. The regular Town Board meeting will follow at 7:30 p.m.

Orangetown Supervisor Andy Stewart recently announced a proposal to revise and update the RPC Redevelopment Plan, which was then accepted by the town board and posted to the town website for public review. See Stewart also met recently with NYS Governor Cuomo’s staff in charge of the Empire State Development Corporation, and the ESD is touring the site on February 26 to better understand the town’s assets and goals.

Stewart said, “I’m passionate about reactivating the RPC project in order to improve the tax base and create new parks. Recent progress includes completion of the revised Redevelopment Plan, which everybody should read, and getting the Empire State Development Corporation involved, because they are the State’s main economic development agency with the ability to help the Town accomplish our plans.”

The meeting on Feb. 26 will provide copies of the Redevelopment Plan, exhibits on the RPC site, and the chance to ask questions and make comments. A proposed trail and park on Lake Tappan will be previewed along with ideas for development in other parts of the RPC campus. Stewart is available to present the RPC Redevelopment Plan to community groups and associations, upon request. Town Hall is located at 26 Orangeburg Road, Orangeburg. For more information call, Suzanne Barclay at 845/359-5100, ext. 2293 or email [email protected].

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