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EnvisioNR: City of New Rochelle Comprehensive Plan Update

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EnvisioNR: City of New Rochelle Comprehensive Plan Update

May 01, 2015 - 20:07
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“EnvisioNR” Community Outreach Meeting Scheduled for May 6, 2015 

NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- 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 May 6, 2015.

EnvisioNR (“Envision New Rochelle”) 2016 will give the public an opportunity to weigh in on important issues regarding the finalization of the Plan. 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 2012-2013 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. 

Why Plan?

Growth is coming! 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. 

Why Plan Now?

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 wellbeing of all its residents. The last Comprehensive Plan was in 1995 and much has changed over the past twenty years requiring a new vision.

To learn more and to get involved, the public is invited to attend an outreach meeting to be held on May 6.  

Meeting details:

Wednesday, May 6 2015 

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Cross Cultural Solutions 

2 Clinton Place

New Rochelle

For more information, contact the Planning Dept. at 654.2185 or visit www.newrochelleny.com/EnvisioNR