Orangetown Announces Rockland Psych Public Meeting

Orangetown Supervisor Andy Stewart announced the meeting, which will take place from 6:30 p.m. until the regular town board session begins at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at town hall.

The Orangetown Town Board recently adopted a revised plan for redeveloping the Rockland Psychiatric Center Property in Orangeburg, 10 years after the original purchase of 348 acres of land.

Orangetown Supervisor Andy Stewart recently met with members of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's staff in charge of the Empire State Development Corporation, which will be taking at our of RPC Feb. 25.

Stewart announced that the next day, Orangetown will hold a public meeting to discuss RPC. Copies of the current plan will be available and there will be exhibits related to the site, including proposed uses. 

"I'm passionate about reactivating the RPC project in order to improve the tax base and create new parks," Stewart said. "Recent progerss includes completion of the revised redevelopment plan, which everybody should read, and getting the Empire State Development Corporatin involved becuase they are the state's main economic dvelopment agency with the ability to help the town accomplish our plans."

Stewart said there will be time for questions and comments. He has also made himself available to make presentations regarding the plan to community groups in Orangetown. 

For more information, contact Suzanne Barclay at (845) 359-5100 ext 5100 or email sbarclay@orangetown.com.


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