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

Cortlandt Quarry Park 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. 

Figure 1: Location Map (courtesy of Google Maps)

The Town recently received a $3,500,000 federal grant from the Economic Development Agency (EDA) to assist in the design and construction of the infrastructure (road, utilities, sanitary, storm water management, sidewalks, etc…) necessary to allow the site to be used for outdoor recreation (active and passive) and facilitate the construction of the following: 1) Cortlandt Pitch, a 68,000 square foot indoor soccer training and fitness facility and outdoor sports field; 2) Merchant’s Daughter, a hard apple cider production facility and taproom. Figure 2 shows a concept plan with the approximate locations of the Cortlandt Pitch and Merchant’s Daughter. Additional information about Cortlandt Pitch and Merchant’s Daughter is also provided below.

 

Figure 2: Proposed Concept Plan

Proposed Concept Plan

 

Currently, the Town is working cooperatively with the Cortlandt Quarry Committee and the local community to develop a conceptual master plan for the site.  This site will be updated as new information becomes available.

 

Cortlandt Pitch

Figure 3: Conceptual rendering of the Cortlandt Pitch

Conceptual rendering of the Cortlandt Pitch

Cortlandt Pitch is a proposed state-of-the-art 68,000 square foot indoor multi-sport turf field facility which would provide additional athletic opportunities to town residents. The temperature-controlled facility would provide the following:

  • Isolated Field Area for Players and Coaches
  • Warm-up and Waiting areas
  • No Columns in Playing Field
  • Versatile Field Configurations
  • Safety Nets for Simultaneous Multi-sport
  • Video Cameras for Advanced Coaching
  • Sport-Specific Weight and Flexibility Training

For additional details on the Cortlandt Pitch proposal please CLICK HERE.

 

Merchant’s Daughter

Merchant’s Daughter Logo

 

Figure 4: Photo of the Merchant’s Daughter Taproom located in Purdy’s New York

Photo of the Merchant’s Daughter Taproom located in Purdy’s New York

 

Merchant’s Daughter

Merchant’s Daughter is a proposed hard apple cider production facility and taproom. Merchant’s Daughter currently operates a small taproom in the hamlet of Purdys, New York (see Figure 4 above).  For more information about Merchant’s Daughter please see the Merchant’s Daughter website HTTPS://WWW.MERCHANTSDAUGHTER.COM/

Additional information about the proposed Cortlandt production facility and taproom will be provided as it becomes available.

 

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

 

 


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 April 25, 2022

For questions, email PLANNING@TOWNOFCORTLANDT.COM.