Sustainable Playland Announces 15% reduction of Field House No new rides until 2018

WPCNR COUNTY CLARION-LEDGER. From the Westchester County Board of Legislators. (Edited)March 11, 2014:
At today’s Labor Parks Planning Housing Committee meeting of the Board of Legislators, legislators learned that Central Amusements International (CAI), which SPI is contracting to run the amusements and “Aqua Zone” at Playland, will wait until Year 4 in the PIP to totally remake the beach front area with water rides and other attractions.

Plans to erect the new Field House are still planned for Year One and the field house has been reduced 15% in size.

Legislator Pete Harckham (D-North Salem), chair of the Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) Labor/Parks/Planning/Housing Committee (LPPH), brought together today executive staff of Sustainable Playland, Inc. (SPI) and members of the Astorino Administration for a BOL committee review of the Playland Improvement Playland (PIP).

During the meeting, BOL Majority Leader Catherine Borgia (D-Ossining), who last year commenced the review of the Astorino Administration’s plans to revitalize Playland while chair of the BOL Government Operations Committee, continued to push SPI and the Administration to provide comprehensive revenue projections and details of SPI’s financial plan showing how the multi-year PIP will be able to move forward, and what contingencies will be in place if projected revenues are not realized.

 

Harckham announced last month an ambitious schedule for the PIP review in the LPPH Committee, culminating with a committee vote on May 13, 2014. Next Tuesday LPPH Committee members will make a Playland site visit to see where the Field House will be erected, and also to see how much of the Parking Lot will be affected by the renovations and new structures.

On Wednesday, March 19, at 7 PM, the LPPH will host a Public Hearing in the BOL Chambers on the Playland Improvement Plan.

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