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.
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:
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 email@example.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.
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