Nyack residents are invited to contribute their ideas and comments to its updated Comprehensive Plan at a kick off meeting on Monday Oct 19 from 7-9p at The Nyack Center.
Village officials are encouraging public participation in the process because it’s critical to developing a new Comprehensive Plan that reflects today’s needs and public wishes for the future. The final plan will consider the following components:
- Socioeconomic Trends & Housing
- Land Use, Zoning & Development
- Infrastructure & Utilities
- Environmental, Historic, Cultural & Municipal Resources
- Economic Development
- Future Land Use & Implementation
The Comprehensive Plan process will use the existing Comprehensive Plan and the Sustainable Nyack Action Plan for historical perspective with the goal of establishing policy for future land use decisions in the Village of Nyack. The revised plan will be prepared by a steering committee made up of local residents, business leaders and village representatives along with a team of planning consultants.
The current plan, prepared in 2002 and updated in 2006, offered a range of recommendations, including for the waterfront, “Gateway” and downtown areas. The new plan will build on previous efforts using current demographic and economic data to integrate plans for new multi-modal transportation options, waterfront development activity and environmental sustainability.
The year-long process will be funded by a $206,000 grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to underwrite work by New York City-based BFJ Planning.
This process will include four public workshops and three design “charrettes,” focused sessions on sustainable waterfront development in the downtown, waterfront and Gateway areas; transportation; and waterfront development and infrastructure (including the potential for ferry service). The goal is to reach as many residents, business owners and other stakeholders as possible, to create a consensus for Nyack’s future for the next 10 years.
Source: Village of Nyack