Comprehensive planning is an important step for all local governments. It is the responsibility of the local government to maintain an accurate and up-to-date expression of the community's long-term goals. A Comprehensive Plan can be used to guide capital improvement budgets (road costs, etc.), set up community-wide incentive programs (junk clean up, open space preservation, etc.), prepare for Marcellus gas drilling as well as to ensure that zoning and other land use tools remain up to-date and reflect the needs and desires of residents.
STC will contract with communities to accomplish the comprehensive planning process. Currently the Town of Corning and Town of Veteran are working with STC to update their comprehensive plans.
The comprehensive planning process has many steps and ridged requirements set by New York State Department of State. A comprehensive plan process will include:
- A formally appointed committee of representatives from town government, employees and residents.
- Usually around a two year process of regular committee meetings.
- Information gathering (such as survey's and focus groups.
- Mapping (of infrastructure, floodplains, mining operations, road networks, areas for preservation, ect.)
- Narrative outlining the communities preferences for growth and stability in the future.
- Public hearinings and comment period on draft comprehensive plan.
- Adoption by the local government.
For information on NYS's comprehensive plan requirements click here. Please contact Chelsea Robertson at to set up an appointment to discuss your planning needs and the potential cost to your community.
A map of parcels smaller than 2 acres, throughout the town of Lindley, as of February 2002.
A map of agricultural uses, open space, forested lands, and recreational area based on property class codes.
Arial Photography for the Town of Lindley, based on 1995-1996 air photos.
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The Village of Addison, like so many small villages in upstate New York, is a place in need of positive change. Once a hub of commerce in the mid -1800’s, the Village has experienced substantial population swings since the Industrial Revolution.
This Comprehensive Plan strives to detail the reasons for the Village’s current situation, to project realistic trends, to analyze plausible options and recommend strategies that will stabilize the Village’s economy and help the Village find its niche in the larger Corning – Elmira – Hornell region. The goal of this Comprehensive Plan is to help the Village identify and promote new businesses likely to succeed, help prospering companies continue to thrive and improve the quality of life for Village residents.
The Plan document also has the full Environmental Assessment Form, Negative Declaration and Village Board resolution adopting the plan attached at the end.