ARMONK, N.Y. – The Brynwood Golf & Country Club is hoping to obtain approval of its final scoping document for a new residential community when the North Castle Town Board meets Wednesday, Jan. 23.
Brynwood has already received input from the Town Board and residents on the document, and Town Supervisor Howard Arden said he expected the board to grant approval at its 7:30 p.m. meeting.
“For this stage of their project, there will be no more public input,” he said. “This scope is extremely complete. We bent over backwards to make sure it included everything.”
A scoping document lists all the research points involved in a project and what research has been done.
Though approval of Brynwood's final scope would suggest that all necessary research points have been addressed, the project itself still has a long road ahead.
“This scope is a blueprint for the beginning and will determine where they go from here,” said Arden.
The proposed residential community of 88 condo units on 14.7 acres has met with concerns, including those of former Planning Board Chair Robert Greene.
"I think what the board has to do is think about what if their projections fail, there's a risk involved," Greene said in November. "They're going to make their best effort to make it happen, but we need to understand the impact of that gamble."
Others, such as Armonk resident Ed Woodyard, have voiced concern about the project’s proximity to Armonk Schools. Brynwood's location is directly adjacent to the Coman Hill Elementary School.
"My concern is with the kids at the schools," Woodyard said in November. "How will this construction affect the kids?"
All of these concerns have been weighed into Brynwood’s latest scope.