Master Plan Update

Here's an update as to the work being done in relation to our Master Plan Update:

· January 2014: Review of Draft Westchester County Background Studies began

· July 2014: Final edits to Background Studies submitted to Westchester County this week.

· September/October 2014: Final background studies from Westchester County (Timing depends on Westchester County workload).

· March 2014: Pace Land Use Law Center hired to assist with the Public Outreach Process.

· April 2014: Pace Land Use Law Center worked with staff and the Master Plan Steering Committee to prepare for the planned public meetings.

· April 2014: Master Plan Steering Committee began working with their various workgroups to assess the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats ("SWOT" Analysis) of the 1989 Town Development Plan.

· May/June 2014 Pace conducted seven (7) public outreach meetings

· August 2014: Final Public Outreach Document expected to be released

· September 2014: Master Plan Steering Committee "SWOT" Analysis expected to be completed.

· Fall 2014: Master Plan Steering Committee to be participating in workshops to develop the draft Goals and Objectives of the Master Plan Update. Once the draft goals and objectives have been identified, they will be circulated to the public for comment. The MPSC will then work to identify strategies to implement each of the goals and objectives. Several areas of other information (comprehensive planning standards, capital projects, zoning) will need to be examined in relation to this work.

· In addition to the things outlined above, the Town Board is currently discussing the development of a Master Plan Survey

Here is the Master Plan Project Schedule:

   Phase Start Date Completed
1 Outreach and Education Process (PACE LULC) March 2014 July 2014
2 Master Plan Steering Committee and Workgroup (SWOT) June 2014 August 2014
3 Synthesis of Outreach Process /Identification of Goals and Objectives/Identification of Strategies/Changes from 1989  October 2014 December 2014
4 Public Engagement Regarding the Goals and Objectives of the Master Plan Update January 2015 February 2015
5 Compile Draft Document February 2015  April 2015
6 Environmental Review of Draft Document April 2015  June 2015 
7 Public Hearing on Draft Master Plan June 2015  June 2015
8 Revisions to Draft Master Plan Based On Comments Received July 2015  July 2015 
9 Public Hearings on Final Draft Master Plan  September 2015 September 2015 
10 Town Board Consideration of Adoption of Master Plan October 2015 November 2015












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