According to the library notice, the presentation will focus on the field zone, “an important component of the SPI plan to reinvigorate and restore the park.”
“Representatives of Playland Sports will be on hand to outline their concept for an exciting new year-round, state-of-the-art sports facility that will provide opportunities for a range of athletic activities for all ages,” the library notice says.
An overview of the plan can be found here.
According to an emailed notice from City of Rye Mayor Douglas French’s office, the City will “continue to represent its rights and concerns with respect to the planning process.”
“The plan seeks to balance the amusement park and seasonal uses with new amenities, venues, and programs,” French said in the notice. “Improvements can begin in 2014 with significant upgrades to the Amusement Zone, and Kiddyland specifically.”
The executive summary of the plan says that the Year One Development Program includes the re-development of the northerly portion of the existing Playland parking field into a 95,000-square-foot Field House “plus two outdoor artificial turf sports fields.”
“The overall Playland Improvement Plan, submitted previously, designates this area as the Field Zone. Year one improvements include restoration of two towers and a portion of the Colonnade in the Amusement Zone and the removal of the miniature golf attraction from the Fountain Plaza Zone. Since the restoration of existing structures would typically qualify as a Type II action and since the area of the miniature golf attraction, which is approximately 10,000 squarefeet, would merely be converted back to a plaza state with no other changes that could be assessed, this Supporting Documentation Report focuses only on the Field Zone improvements.”