Mayor Madden: Troy Planning Commission to Conduct Review of Comprehensive Plan

Mayor Madden: Troy Planning Commission to Conduct Review of Comprehensive Plan

For Immediate Release
February 6, 2018

Mayor Madden: Troy Planning Commission to Conduct Review of Comprehensive Plan

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TROY, NY – The Collar City is nearing the completion of the community’s Comprehensive Plan, a guide for municipal decision-making, investment, development, and land use planning in Troy. Today, Mayor Patrick Madden announced the City’s Planning Commission will conduct the first of two public hearings of the Realize Troy Comprehensive Plan – the City’s first in over 50 years – during the body’s upcoming meeting scheduled for 6:00pm, Wednesday, February 7 February 21.

Mayor Madden said, “Civic engagement is a core component of strong and resilient communities, and the next phase of approval for the Realize Troy comprehensive plan is the direct result of contributions from passionate community members to shape the future of our City. As we approach the end of this important process, we will continue to explore and implement new ways to strengthen our neighborhoods, expand our downtown, and invest in our waterfront by engaging our residents to best position Troy for prosperity and success in the 21st century.”

The Realize Troy Comprehensive Plan provides a framework to guide new development and transformation in the City over the next 25 years and beyond. The result of a three-year dialogue with the broad community aimed at determining community goals and aspirations, the plan seeks to guide positive change in the City of Troy through policies, actions and strategies that address contemporary issues and opportunities to create a healthier, more prosperous and sustainable city. The City of Troy’s previous Comprehensive Plan was completed in 1962 and was the first planning and policy document to guide growth and development in the community. A draft of the Realize Troy Comprehensive Plan is available for public review at www.realizetroy.com.

The City’s Planning Commission will hold a second hearing in March in order to provide residents and community stakeholders an opportunity to review the document and make comments. After review, the Planning Commission will make recommendations to the City Council. The City Council will hold a final public hearing with plans to adopt the Comprehensive Plan on Thursday, April 5.

Additional neighborhood meeting schedule:
Burden / Stow Avenue, Sunday, February 25, 5:00 p.m. Cottage Street Apts. Community Room 1 Cottage Street, Troy  Beman / Sycaway / Hillside Tuesday, February 27th, 6:00 p.m.	 2247 13th Street, Troy   Little Italy & Riverside / Osgood  Monday, March 5th, 6:00 p.m. Troy Italian Community Center 1450 5th Ave, Troy  Downtown Monday, March 12th, 6:00 p.m. St Paul's Church Guild house 58 3rd Street, Troy (enter off alley), Lansingburgh Tuesday, March 13th,	6:00 p.m. Lansingburgh Boys and Girls Club 501 4th Avenue, Troy  A draft of the Realize Troy Comprehensive Plan is available for public review at www.realizetroy.com. Additional meeting dates will be posted at www.troyny.gov

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