Penfield town board recently started working on the town’s 2020 Comprehensive Plan Update during its July work session.
The board and town staff reviewed and accepted a draft timeline outlining milestones of the project that is expected to conclude June 2019.
The town of Penfield updates its Comprehensive Plan every 10 years. The plan functions as the legal foundation for all land use decisions, defines the community’s vision, provides guidelines for development and establishes goals and objectives for the next 10-15 years.
”In a continuous effort to keep the community’s needs front and center for our residents, the town of Penfield has focused on regularly updating the Comprehensive Plan for the past six decades,” said Tony LaFountain, town supervisor. “Our last plan was adopted in 2010. It is now time to focus on the 2020 update and address needs and concerns that have developed in recent years to ensure Penfield remains one of the best towns in Monroe County to live, work and raise a family.”
Potential topics for review and update include, but are not limited to, residential, recreation and commercial property use; the status of a new Mixed-use District; infrastructure; multi-modal connectivity; sustainability; aging in place for elders; medical services; schools, rezoning opportunities; and new zoning districts.
The process will be led by town staff with a committee of resident volunteers and assistance and input from experts and consultants as needed for topics such as traffic, drainage, sanitary sewers, planning and other infrastructure and environmental matters.
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