Battle brewing in Chappaqua over location of a memorial for 9/11 victims
The Chappaqua town board is at odds with some residents who are opposed to the location of a proposed 9/11 memorial.
It's been almost two years since the September 11th attacks and in honor of those lost that day, the Chappaqua town board approved placing a memorial in Bicentennial Park. But the location is not sitting right with some residents so they have filed papers to have the decision overturned.
Bicentennial Park is a small park wedged between Douglas Road and Quaker Road near the entrance to the Sawmill River Parkway. One resident who lives near the park says he is not opposed to the memorial but says he can see why some people are. He explains there's a lot of traffic in the area already and believes people think the memorial may add to the congestion.
Donald Diamond, the attorney representing the group of residents opposed to the location of the memorial, says his clients belong to the town's memorial committee and simply just want the memorial to be placed somewhere else. The group has suggested placing the memorial near the war memorial at the Chappaqua Train Station.
The design plans for the 9/11 memorial call for a four-foot high structure that combines steel from the Twin Towers with stone and plants to be built.