Comprehensive Plan Update
The City of Amsterdam received a Smart Growth Comprehensive Planning program grant from the Department of State to prepare a City of Amsterdam Smart Growth Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan will establish the objectives that the community wants to achieve, and will guide future sustainable growth within the municipality, enhance the local cultural identity, and protect natural and cultural local resources.
Share your thoughts on the Comp Plan Ideas Wall
THE CITY OF AMSTERDAM ANNOUNCES SMART GROWTH COMPREHENSIVE PLAN EFFORT!
Residents and stakeholders are invited to learn more and share input online: Comp Plan Ideas Wall.
Public kick-off of the City of Amsterdam's Smart Growth Comprehensive Plan effort was held on Wednesday, September 13, 2023. Attendees learned about the following topics through an interactive virtual meeting format:
- Project Background & Scope
- Comprehensive Planning 101 & Smart Growth Principles
- Preliminary Findings of Existing City Conditions
- Launch of Community Survey
The City received a Smart Growth Planning Grant from the NYS Department of State to complete an update to its 2003 Comprehensive Plan and build upon the momentum of other successful efforts, such as the DRI. The updated plan will identify key goals, strategies, and actions to guide future sustainable growth within the municipality, enhance the local cultural identity, and protect natural and cultural local resources. It is anticipated that the comprehensive plan will be completed by Summer 2024.
The City firmly believes public engagement will be a critical step to ensuring the updated plan reflects the current values and priorities of the community. Your participation will help to shape the development of the plan, guiding future decision-making and investment.
Funding for this project is provided by the New York State Smart Growth Program.
For those unable to attend, the webinar will be recorded and posted online at https://www.amsterdamny.gov/326/Comprehensive-Plan-Update.