Comprehensive Plan Meeting Tonight (2/16)

A community meeting will be held tonight at 7:30pm at the Long Beach Public Library to discuss the Comprehensive Plan. This will be the last opportunity for residents to see and comment on the plan before it is presented to the Long Beach City Council. Below is an excerpt from the full plan which can be found here.

“After the devastating effects of Superstorm Sandy on October 29, 2012 and the economic recession prior to the storm, it was apparent to the City of Long Beach that an update to the Comprehensive Plan was needed, especially with a focus on resiliency and economic sustainability measures. Grant funding was sought and awarded for this project from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the Department of State (DOS) as the City was both in the process of rebuilding from the storm and recovering financially…

…The plan encompasses traditional planning elements such as transportation, infrastructure, housing, land use, and the economy. Additionally, this plan has embraced innovative and modern planning concepts that include environmental resilience and productive and sustainable economic strategies. The plan contains a set of phased proposals and potential programs that are within the context of the community and focus resilient redevelopment in the City’s opportunity areas that would both strengthen the economy and preserve community character. The Comprehensive Plan provides an overall guide for the city’s growth over the next 30 years. It provides the context within which the City and its boards can make rational land use decisions.”

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