City officials are continuing the work to update the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Codes and have scheduled another open house, created a second survey and have made updates to the project website, PK4Keeps.org.
The city is seeking public input as it builds a strong vision and guidance for future growth and development in the city. The next open house will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. December 1 at the Adriance Memorial Library, 93 Market Street. The public can also use the PK4Keeps website to participate in the second online survey. That opportunity will be available through December 13.
“We are gaining valuable insights through this public participation process and encourage our residents to keep the discussion going as we make progress on this vital endeavor,” said Mayor Rob Rolison.
The city is working with consultants czb LLC, in partnership with Ingalls Planning & Design and has put in place a 16-month timeline that includes data analysis, public engagement, development of a comprehensive plan and updates to the zoning codes.
The city’s Comprehensive Plan was last updated in 1998, and it’s been over 40 years since the City’s zoning ordinance was comprehensively reviewed and updated.
Updating the city’s comprehensive plan is funded in part by the Climate Smart Communities (CSC) Grant Program, Title 15 of the Environmental Protection Fund through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
The city also aims to simplify and reduce the number of zoning districts and modernize regulations in order to address current and future development trends.