Town of Greenwich, New York
Town of Greenwich, New York

Comprehensive Plan

What is a Comprehensive Plan?

A Comprehensive Plan is a guidance document that sets goals, policies, and priorities for investing in the physical, economic, and environmental future of our Town.

What topics can a Comprehensive Plan address? What does a Comprehensive Plan actually do?

Comprehensive Plans typically address a wide range of issues that are important to residents and business leaders. The Town of Greenwich’s current Comprehensive Plan provides an overall vision for the Town, with key priorities and strategies for achieving that vision. It provides goals and implementation strategies to guide the physical development of the Town.

Updating Comprehensive Plans allows communities to refresh the overall vision and update priorities and strategies in light of changing conditions, new challenges, and experience implementing the previous plan.

When was the last Comprehensive Plan created for the Town? Where can I find it?

The most recent Comprehensive Plan was adopted by the Town Board in 2004. It can be downloaded from the Town web page at Comprehensive Plan (Current).

 

Why is the Comprehensive Plan being updated?

The 2004 Comprehensive Plan provides a vision for the next 10-15 years (through 2014-2019). As Greenwich continues to grow, we want to update the document to reflect the recently completed Greenwich Revitalization Plan and establish strategies to guide development in the town over the next 15 to 20 years.

The Town also submitted a grant application to the NYS Department of State to fund zoning updates recommended in the 2022 Greenwich Revitalization Plan. Updating the Comprehensive Plan to incorporate the Plan’s recommendation is a key next step to facilitate zoning updates in 2023.

Why are the Town and Village preparing a joint Comprehensive Plan?

The Town and Village have been working closely together on a variety of planning projects, most recently completing the joint Greenwich Revitalization Plan. Understanding their interconnected vision, goals, issues, and opportunities and the continued collaboration of the two communities, the Town and Village decided to prepare a joint Comprehensive Plan.

Greenwich Revitalization Plan, Final Version, February 2022, 132 pages

Intro-Section 1 | Section 2Section 3 | Section 4

Section 5-Appendix: 1-2 | 3-4 | 5-6 | Appendix A - Appendix 7

Is this the first time the Comprehensive Plan is undergoing an Update?

No. Greenwich first published a Comprehensive Plan in 1971. In 1989, the community revisited the plan, resulting in the creation of a Master Plan for future development.  The 2004 Comprehensive Plan was an update to the 1989 plan.

How long will it take to update the plan? And how can I stay informed and/or participate in the process?

The Update process is expected to take approximately 9-12 months to complete. To stay informed and learn about ways to participate:

  • This page will be the central public Town portal of information for this initiative.
  • Press releases will be drafted and distributed so that local newsletters can publish timely information for their readers during the course of the initiative.
  • Project information and interim deliverables will be available at the Greenwich Free Library throughout the planning process.
  • Future workshops or meetings will be announced on the Town and Village websites and social media, in addition to other opportunities for residents to contribute information, opinions, data, etc.

 

Who is leading this initiative?

This initiative is being directed by a Project Advisory Committee appointed by the Town Board and Village Board.

Comprehensive Plan Committee members:

  • Supervisor Jim Nolan, Town of Greenwich
  • Mayor Pamela Fuller, Village of Greenwich
  • Tom Graves, Town Councilman
  • Maria Robinson, Village Trustee
  • William Tomkins, Town Planning Board Chair
  • Sarah Tuttle, Village ZBA Member
  • John Mattison
  • Pete Veale

In Spring 2022, the Town and Village hired a consulting firm, LaBella Associates, to work with the Project Advisory Committee in developing the plan.

How can I provide opinions, ideas, strategies, and/or information to contribute to this process?

You can share your ideas and more at community forums and by sending emails to ngreenberger@labellapc.com. We want to hear from you!

 

What is the community forum schedule?

In addition to checking the website, the Town Board will regularly provide updates at its regular meetings and through conventional & social media.  Public engagement opportunities will be advertised on the website and on flyers. The first public events will occur in Fall 2022. 

View the Town of Greenwich Final Assessment 2022 Roll

 

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