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New Rochelle Seeks Public Input On Comprehensive Plan Update

The meeting on the renewed process for the city's Comprehensive Plan will be on May 6.
The meeting on the renewed process for the city's Comprehensive Plan will be on May 6. Photo Credit: http://www.newrochelleny.com/

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Envision New Rochelle, or EnvisioNR 2016, will give the public an opportunity to weigh in on important issues regarding the finalization of the city's updated Comprehensive Plan.

The City of New Rochelle has partnered with the PACE Land Use Law Center and planning firm BFJ to complete the City’s Plan.

The first public meeting on this renewed process will be held on the evening of Wednesday, May 6, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Cross Cultural Solutions, 2 Clinton Place, New Rochelle.

The plan will provide a framework to guide future development and preservation that reflects current and anticipated environmental, economic and social conditions. The May meeting will begin with a recap of the 2012-13 outreach, discuss what has since happened, and what is planned. It will also provide a forum to share ideas with the goal of creating a strong, inclusive Comprehensive Plan to guide the city’s transportation, utilities, land use, recreation and housing policies.

The city has signed a master development agreement with RDRXR signaling the start of the largest and most significant economic development initiative in the city’s history. This growth needs to be balanced by preservation. The Comprehensive Plan is a tool for how and where to accommodate growth, protect the integrity of our neighborhoods, and strengthen our economy.

New Rochelle is part of a larger region that is constantly evolving. The city needs to position itself and determine its role in order to maximize economic opportunity and the well being of all its residents. The last Comprehensive Plan was in 1995 and much has changed over the past twenty years requiring a new vision.

For more information, contact the Planning Department at 914-654-2185 or www.newrochelleny.com/EnvisioNR .

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