The Westchester County Board of Legislators will hold a forum Feb. 13 to allow the public to hear four proposals to revitalize Playland and to ask questions. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Little Theater at the Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains.
Representatives from Sustainable Playland, Standard Amusements, Central Amusements and the Paidia Company will have displays in separate vendor areas and will be available to answer questions. From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. there will be a question and answer session.
County Executive Rob Astorino announced last fall that he had chosen Sustainable Playland to overhaul the park and since then the county and group have been in negotiations over a management agreement. The Board of Legislators is in the midst of its own review of the proposals and it’s not clear how or if the two branches will come together.
“I think this public information session will be an excellent opportunity for concerned residents and business owners to be engaged in the process of revitalizing Playland and see for themselves what each proposal offers in terms of enjoyment and economic viability,” said Legislator Catherine Borgia, D-Ossining, in a statement. “This iconic park has created so many great memories for generations of Westchester residents, so we should ensure that Playland’s long-term future moves in the right direction. Because once the contracts are signed there will be no chance for second-guessing.”
The Playland presentations can be found on the Government Operations Committee page on the board website: http://westchesterlegislators.com/committees.html?id=2029