Update on the Comprehensive Plan Update

During the past year, the Village Board of Trustees has been involved in discussing the Moratorium Study and deliberating over changes in the Village’s regulations pertaining to multi-family residential development. Last month, the Village BOT adopted PLL-C 2019, a slate of rezoning proposals that reduces the potential of multi-family development in certain parts of the Village, retains it in others, and institutes policies to ensure the production of affordable housing units integrated into market-rate developments. For more information on the rezoning, please click here.

During this time, the process of drafting the Comprehensive Plan Update continued, but any further public and stakeholder engagement was put on hold. The last major public engagement event was the workshop held on September 27, 2018 (click here for more details and to download the workshop exhibits).

We are pleased to report that a preliminary draft of the Comprehensive Plan Update has been produced and is currently under review by the Planning Department. The next steps are to produce a revised version of the document and resume engagement with Village stakeholders, which includes posting a draft of the document online so residents and other interested parties can review it and provide the Planning Department with comments, questions, and suggestions.

Winter Updates

Since the September 27 workshop, the attention on the Comprehensive Plan Update has been on developing the content of its two special focus areas: Sustainability and Residential Neighborhood Character. The Committee for the Environment’s (CFTE’s) Sustainability Subcommittee has been working with the Planning Department team to prepare and review drafts of the Sustainability section of the plan, which will be shared with the CFTE and other relevant committees for comment. On the topic of Residential Neighborhood Character (which is broader than the name implies because it also involves environmental and fiscal matters), a partial working draft of the section has been produced, which will serve as the basis for a discussion with the Planning Board at the end of this month.

Workshop Recap

DSC00115Thanks to those who participated in last week’s workshop for the Village’s Comprehensive Plan Update. Click here to download and view a PDF of the exhibits displayed at the workshop along with comments from participants. If you have any comments, suggestions, and/or ideas about the content presented in any of the exhibits, please contact us through the online feedback form.

The content of each exhibit corresponds with the updated and proposed vision topics/statements to be included in the Comprehensive Plan Update. These include the following:

  • Invest in a Pleasant Quality-of-Life
  • Preserve Village & Neighborhood Character
  • Maintain Diversity & Affordability
  • Support & Encourage Walking and Bicycling
  • Protect & Improve the Environment
  • Be Prepared for Storms, Floods & Rising Sea-Levels

The exhibits showcase several comments we received about each topic, a draft vision statement, and highlights of preliminary recommendations.

9/27 Workshop Reminder

Just a gentle reminder about the workshop for the Village’s Comprehensive Plan Update on Thursday, September 27 in the Courtroom at 169 Mt. Pleasant Avenue from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Drop in at any point during this time period.VoM Sept 27 Poster 11x17

The purpose of the workshop is to invite comments, suggestions, and ideas from the public for key topics within the Comprehensive Plan Update. Key topics include, but are not limited to: quality-of-life, village/neighborhood character, diversity and affordability, environmental sustainability and resiliency, and walking and bicycling.

These topics stem from the vision section of the 2012 Comprehensive Plan, which has been updated and expanded based on the community engagement that has taken place so far in the Village.

Members of the consultant team, along with the Village Planning Department, will be on hand to facilitate discussion and solicit input on the topics and any preliminary recommendations presented.

September 27 Workshop

The Village of Mamaroneck invites residents and all other interested parties to an “open house” style workshop for the Village’s Comprehensive Plan Update on Thursday, September 27 in the Courtroom at 169 Mt. Pleasant Avenue from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. People can drop in at any point during this time period.

The purpose of the workshop is to invite comments, suggestions, and ideas from the public for key topics within the Comprehensive Plan Update. Key topics include, but are not limited to: quality-of-life, village/neighborhood character, diversity and affordability, environmental sustainability and resiliency, and walking and bicycling.

These topics stem from the vision section of the 2012 Comprehensive Plan, which has been updated and expanded based on the community engagement that has taken place so far in the Village. This includes: input received from residents during the April 29 Clean & Green Day, the July 12 Avenue Block Party, stakeholder interviews, and a roundtable discussion with local high school students; the results of the Village Environmental Sustainability Questionnaire; comments received from residents through this website; and feedback from Village committees and boards.

Members of the consultant team, along with the Village Planning Department, will be on hand to facilitate discussion and solicit input on the topics and any preliminary recommendations presented.

August/September Updates

Save the Date! Mark your calendars for the late afternoon/evening of Thursday, September 27.  The Village will be hosting a Village-wide Open House/Workshop for the Comprehensive Plan Update. More details on this event will posted to this website in the days to come.

Environmental Sustainability Questionnaire. Haven’t responded to it yet? It’s only 3 quick questions! Your thoughts will inform the sustainability section of the Comprehensive Plan Update. Click here.

July 12th Summer on the Avenue Block Party. It was a beautiful, warm, and festive  evening on the Avenue on July 12. At our Comprehensive Plan Update “booth” we spoke with many residents, adding several new voices to the Village Voices podcast, and received a number of ideas and opinions about the Village on the Village Idea Board. Special thanks to David Russo, Tony Gelber, and Greg Cutler for volunteering their time at the booth.

 

July 12th Avenue Block Party

Summer block parties 2018Going to the Summer on the Avenue Block Party this Thursday night? Visit our “booth” during this event to learn more about the Comprehensive Plan Update and share your thoughts and ideas about the Village and its future. We will also be recording more interviews for our Village Voices podcast series. So if you are eager to add your voice to this series, come on down to the Avenue this Thursday night!