Chappaqua affordable housing plan back in play

By David McKay Wilson

There’s still life in the proposed affordable housing plan in downtown Chappaqua.

Five months after a state building code panel rejected variance requests for the 28-unit development sandwiched between the Saw Mill River Parkway and Metro-North tracks, County Board of Legislators Chairman Mike Kaplowitz announced he’ll seek approval for $1.6 million in county funds to support the project.

Kaplowitz, D-Somers, said approval of the borrowing package was essential by year’s end so that Westchester could meet a benchmark set by the federal consent decree in the fair housing lawsuit that was settled in 2009.