The Results are In!

Thank you to the 850 people who completed the Village of Mamaroneck’s Comprehensive Plan Community Survey! Click here to download a presentation summarizing the results.

The current Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2012. The process to update the plan started in 2018 and included two public workshops and public review of two drafts of an updated Comprehensive Plan. Due to the major events and changes that have taken place since then, including the COVID-19 pandemic and Hurricane Ida, the Community Survey was launched to reconnect with Village residents about their opinions about the Village today and into the future. The purpose of the survey is to learn how sentiments may have changed, whether any priorities have shifted, if any existing issues have improved or worsened, or if any new issues have emerged.

Many of the questions allowed for open-ended comments. More than 900 comments were submitted. To see all of the comments organized by question, click on the following links: English Survey | Spanish Survey

Take the Community Survey

What is working well in the Village? What needs to be improved? What should be the highest priorities?

We Want to Hear From You PNG

The Village is preparing an update of its Comprehensive Plan, a guidance document that sets the goals, policies, and priorities for investing in the physical, social, economic, and environmental future of the community.

Take this short, five-minute survey to share your opinions about the Village today and into the future.

Village Comprehensive Plan Update Process to Resume

The Village is pleased to announce that it is resuming the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan. The update process started several years ago and was nearly completed in 2020, the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Comprehensive Plan sets forth goals, priorities, policies, and recommendations for programmatic and physical investments in many aspects of the Village for the next five years and beyond. The Village’s existing Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2012.

The latest draft of the Comprehensive Plan was produced in November 2020 (click link to open and download the PDF). The content in this draft incorporated two rounds of review and comment by Village Boards and Committees and the public. However, the draft was never posted for a final round of review and never adopted. The draft includes some emerging demographic trends and strategies for adapting to the pandemic, but at the time of writing it was still too early to see how things would play out.

Scenes from a 2018 workshop for the Comprehensive Plan Update

Clearly, the pandemic has changed the way we live and work, has reshaped how governments and businesses operate, and has caused major demographic, economic, and social shifts. It has also aggravated ongoing challenges, one of the most difficult for many individuals and families across the country being the steep increase in housing costs. Of course, the pandemic hasn’t been the only agent of change:

  • The death of George Floyd at the hands of police turned the country’s attention toward remedying the inequitable treatment of Black citizens, other people of color, and people with low incomes.
  • For the region and, especially, the Village, the landfall of Hurricane Ida last year made very clear that flooding threatens the existence of Mamaroneck. Decades in the making, the Army Corps of Engineer’s plans for the Mamaroneck and Sheldrake Rivers are finally proceeding into design and engineering. However, these plans are not a panacea; the Village has to build on the work that takes place through this project to further protect the Village from floods.
  • The U.S. Census Bureau undertook a nationwide census. Examining demographic, social, economic, and housing data trends is important for any community planning for its future, and so the figures in the November 2020 draft will be updated with the latest available data.
  • The Russian invasion of Ukraine has contributed to major cost increases in gasoline and contributed to an already tight supply chain. The resulting price increases have hit home.

Clearly, the pandemic has changed the way we live and work, has reshaped how governments and businesses operate, and has caused major demographic, economic, and social shifts.

Over the next several months, working in conjunction with various Village Boards and Committees, the structure and content of the November 2020 draft will be updated. We anticipate that a revised draft will be produced in September or October and posted for public review and comment.

You are welcome to provide comments, suggestions, and opinions on any section of the November 2020 draft and to share ideas for the next draft by e-mailing contact@planvom.org. However, note that much of the content of this draft is outdated.

Click here to download and view a PDF of the November 2020 draft of the Village’s Comprehensive Plan Update. Note that the red typeface in the document represents content that was modified or added based on comments received from the public and/or Village Boards and Committees on a previous draft.

To view the Project Schedules, click here.

Updates to the Timeline

Discussing the Second Draft of the Comprehensive Plan Update had been on the agenda of the Board of Trustees’ July 13 Work Session. Due to time constraints, the BOT chose to schedule a special meeting in order to dedicate sufficient time to discuss the content of the Second Draft. This special meeting, which will be a Work Session, will take place on Monday, September 21 at 5 p.m. Please visit the previous post to see updates to the timeline (in red).

Draft Plan Completed

firstfulldraftcover.jpgThe first full draft of the Village’s Comprehensive Plan Update is complete and ready for you to review. Click here to download the file (.pdf, 20mb).

The file is designed to be viewed on-screen on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer (i.e., the cover and table of contents are “clickable”). The file also can be printed out double-sided or single-sided (note that it is more than 200 pages long).

The following are several questions you might consider while reviewing this draft:

1. Do the recommendations/strategies within the draft plan substantively address each of the updated Vision Statements that are listed on page 12?

2. Which chapter/topic interests or concerns you the most? Do you have any specific comments or ideas for more goals, recommendations, and/or strategies for that chapter/topic?

3. Are there any actions that the Village or groups within the Village have undertaken in the past five years that are not accounted for in the draft plan but that should be?

Please send your comments through the Your Feedback section of this website. If you would like to put your thoughts into a Word document, e-mail the file to contact@planvom.org. Please send us your comments by Friday, November 15, 2019.

If you would like to review background information on the Comprehensive Plan Update prior to reading the draft, visit the Frequently-Asked-Questions (FAQ) page.

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