The following letter was published in this week’s issue of the Gazette.
To the editor:
In the spirit of David Letterman, this is my Top 10 Questions List for the Croton Board of Trustees regarding rezoning:
What is the Board’s target number for Croton’s future population?
Approximately how many apartments could be built “as of right” under the proposed zoning?
Approximately how many new residents would those apartments bring?
What is the estimate for new vehicles which would need parking, and where would those parking spaces be found?
How many new students would the new apartments bring, and what input has the school district given with regard to the rezoning?
What is the current spare capacity of the village water system, and how many additional residents can the existing system serve?
How have the consultants accounted for the impact of climate change on the rezoning, and specifically the increased floodplain along Riverside?
If the natural gas moratorium that currently impacts communities south of Croton is extended to us, how would this impact the rezoning?
How many of the new apartments will be affordable and how many will be market rate?
What is the opinion of the village attorney as to setting aside apartments for Croton residents and employees of the village and school district?
And for a bonus question: Given the declining demand for retail space, will developers be allowed to have ground floor apartments, and how many additional residents would this bring?