RYE BROOK, N.Y. -- The Village of Rye Brook will have its second workshop to gather additional input and receive feedback in preparation of the village’s first comprehensive plan.
The workshop will be at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28 at Village Hall, 938 King St. All interested residents, employees, property owners and other stakeholders are encouraged to attend.
The purpose of the workshop is to present ideas and receive feedback on areas including land use and zoning, parks and open spaces and the commercial center of the village. Another focus of the workshop will be to present the results of the online public survey that ran from mid-August through September.
The workshop will cover the survey results in detail, including these issues:
- Desire for a more diverse range of shops and restaurants in the village’s commercial center, along with
- increased parking and the addition of more landscaping and seating to improve the “Village Center” feel.
- Support for a community pool and/or multi-use recreational facility.
- Support for the preservation of/ obtaining of additional, open space.
- Demand for additional passive uses such as walking and biking trails.
- Concern about traffic, especially on King Street and around schools and shopping centers during rush hours.
The comprehensive planning process in Rye Brook began in fall 2012, when the village issued a request for proposals for a consultant team to assist with the project. Although the Village has an extensive history of plans that cover a range of specific topics, it has never had in place a master planning document to guide future decisions on development, zoning and capital spending.
The comprehensive plan will build on these prior planning efforts and establish a policy guide for land use within Rye Brook. The plan also represents the culmination of a partnership with the Westchester County Department of Planning.
The one-year project is expected to be completed by March.
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