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October 19, 2015

Regional Planning Board Hosts Oct. 21 Meeting on Regional Recreation and Heritage Plan

PHOENIX – The Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board will sponsor a community meeting at the Phoenix Public Library, 34 Elm St., from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, to seek input on land use planning for protecting natural and cultural resources. The meeting is part of a regional planning project involving Oswego, Cayuga, Cortland, Madison and Onondaga counties.

“Community meetings are being held to collect and assess local inventories and to ensure representation from all parts of the study area regarding targeted sustainable ‘smart growth’ solutions to local issues to improve local health, safety, and quality of life, as well as existing local and regional recreational and heritage resources, and related economic development,” said Jean B. Gleisner, Program Manager of Community Development and Comprehensive Planning for the CNY Regional Planning and Development Board. “Public input will be solicited to identify local opportunities for adaptive reuse (buildings and brownfields); scenic routes, agricultural tourism and outdoor recreation; natural and cultural resources; and a regional network of bicycle, hiking and heritage trails.”

The regional planning board is providing community outreach coordination, planning, writing, and mapping assistance working closely with five CNY counties in this regional planning project and community input is essential to its success.

The CNY RPDB is a public agency that was established in 1966 by Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga and Oswego counties. The agency provides a comprehensive range of services associated with the growth and development of communities in Central New York with a focus on energy management, community development and comprehensive planning, economic development, environmental management, information and research services, intergovernmental coordination, and transportation planning.

The project is supported through funding from Environmental Protection Fund Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (EPF LWRP) administered by the NYS Department of State. For more information call the regional planning board at (315) 422-8276 x212.


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