* Update 11/16/22: The Town is issuing a Request Expressions of Interest (RFEI) for the redevelopment of the Cortlandt Quarry.  Responses to the RFEI are due January 6, 2023.  Please see link to RFEI below for more information.

The Cortlandt Quarry is a town-owned 99-acre parcel located on the Hudson River on the northwest side of Broadway, just north of 11th Street in the historic hamlet of Verplanck. The Town of Cortlandt is seeking responses from qualified developers to a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) (see link below) for the re-use and redevelopment of the Cortlandt Quarry for recreational, entertainment, cultural uses and other complementary accessory uses such as restaurants and shoppes. The Town of Cortlandt intends to lease up to eleven designated areas or “Pad Sites” within the 99-acre property as outlined in the RFEI. Currently, there is an existing development proposal at Pad Site 3 for an indoor soccer facility.

The quarry property was formerly owned by Con Edison and was also the site of a limestone quarry which ceased operation in the 1950s. Subsequently, a portion of the quarry site filled with natural spring waters and now forms a 31.66 acre pond on the parcel, which is a defining feature of the property. In 2019, the Town received a $3.2 million Federal grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) with a $3.2 million local match to help the Town construct some of the infrastructure needed to prepare the site for investment and redevelopment. As part of the EDA grant a 3,000 linear foot access road will be constructed connecting the inland portion of the site to the waterfront and providing access to a number of the leasable pad sites. 

Please click here for the Cortlandt Quarry Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI).

Figure 1: Location Map (courtesy of Google Maps)

History of the Cortlandt Quarry Park Parcel

The quarry parcel was acquired by the Town in 2016. Formerly owned by Con Edison, the parcel was also once the site of a limestone quarry (Verplanck Quarry). The quarry closed in 1956 after water begun flooding the quarry from an underground stream. This resulted in the creation of the 31.66 acre quarry pond with areas of varying depths some in excess of 150 feet. The quarry pond with its beautiful turquoise waters is a defining feature of the site and surrounded by rock cliffs approximately 30 to 80 feet high. Three concrete buildings related to the former quarry operation are partially submerged and located in the southwestern corner of the pond. Evidence of the former quarry operations remains scattered throughout the park including two additional structures located west of the pond.  The site also contains the remains of a fishery and electrical infrastructure still owned and operated by Con Edison including towers and electrical transmission lines.

Figure 5: Quarry Pond and former quarry structures from Con Edison Retained Parcel 2 Looking West

Quarry Pond and former quarry structures from Con Edison Retained Parcel 2 Looking West

Photo 6: View of Quarry Pond

View of Quarry Pond

Photo 7: Rock cliffs surrounding quarry pond

Rock cliffs surrounding quarry pond

Figure 8: Portion of Quarry Proposed for Development (Cortlandt Pitch) looking Northwest (Continental / LeFarge to the North)

Portion of Quarry Proposed for Development (Cortlandt Pitch) looking Northwest (Continental / LeFarge to the North)

Figure 9: View looking west toward the Hudson River, the asphalt parking area, and former quarry structures from the existing access drive (approximate location of proposed Merchant’s Daughter Cidery)

View looking west toward the Hudson River, the asphalt parking area, and former quarry structures from the existing access drive

CORTLANDT QUARRY PARK PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETINGS

October 12, 2021

COMMITTEE MEETING POWERPOINT 

COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDA 

 

November 29, 2021

AGENDA FOR CORTLANDT QUARRY PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING 

MERCHANTS DAUGHTER PRESENTATION 

CORTLANDT PITCH NY INDOOR SPORTS POWERPOINT 

CORTLANDT ADVENTURE SPORTS PARK COMMUNITY PRESENTATION 

 

 

January 31, 2022

COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDA

VERPLANCK QUARRY SITE PLAN DISCUSSION 2022

 

 

Committee Meeting 5/10/22

5/10/22 Committee Meeting Agenda

 

Committee Meeting 10/20/2022

Commitee Meeting Powerpoint 


Listed below please find supporting documentation.

2020 CORTLANDT QUARRY PROPERTY PRELIMINARY ENGINEER’S REPORT

TOWN BOARD RESOLUTION DECLARING INTENT TO BE LEAD AGENCY FOR CORTLANDT PITCH SEQR

HISTORY AND TIMELINE OF VERPLANCK WATERFRONT 1990 TO 2021

VERPLANCK WATERFRONT MASTER PLAN 2015 

ENVISION CORTLANDT 2016 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

 

The Town of Cortlandt obtained proposals from qualified professional multidisciplinary engineering firms, to provide professional services for the design, preparation of plans and specifications for the Cortlandt Quarry Park.  The project will be funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Agency (EDA) and will include the construction of 3,000+/- linear feet of roadway, 1,150 +/- linear feet of sidewalk 1,400 +/- linear feet of water main, two on-site septic systems or consolidated package treatment plant, site clearing and grubbing, tree removal, fine grading, irrigation, lawn installation, parking areas, wetland mitigation and lighting. 

Listed below please find supporting documentation.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS – INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS AT QUARRY PARK

ADDENDUM TO RFP- INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS AT THE QUARRY PARK 7-29-2021

ADDENDUM #2 TO RFP- INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS AT THE QUARRY PARK 7-29-2021

CORTLANDT QUARRY PARK REDEVELOPMENT/CORTLANDT PITCH/ MERCHANT'S DAUGHTER

KGD Master Plan 4-25-2022

For questions, email PLANNING@TOWNOFCORTLANDT.COM.