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[UPDATE] Port Chester Approves New Comprehensive Plan

Project looks to control village's growth.

UPDATE: The Port Chester village Board of Trustees on Monday night approved the new Comprehensive Plan for the village.

The board members met in a workshop session Monday afternoon to go through the plan an its related zoning legislation. The board was able to reach a concensus to move forward with adoption of the Comprehensive Plan, Mayor Dennis Pilla said.

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Members of the Port Chester Village Board of Trustees tonight discuss whether they are ready to adopt a new Comprehensive Plan designed to guide the village's future and its growth.

"I am very hopeful that we will finally adopt the village's Comprehensive Master Plan tonight," said Mayor Dennis Pilla. "Over a period of years now, we've gathered input from our residents and stakeholders, and heard their thoughtful comments on the proposed plan that has now evolved from their input and our team's professional analysis."

The Board of Trustees is scheduled to talk about the Comprehensive Plan as part of its meeting tonight a 7 at Village Court on North Main Street.

"The plan is based on "smart growth" principles, and balances growing jobs and the property tax base with reducing density in our residential neighborhoods over time," Pilla said. "The net result for Port Chester will be a mix of compatible business uses in our downtown that will be attractive to insiders and outsiders alike and will be sustainable and support the tax base and job creation."

When the plan and its associated zoning regulations are adopted, the package will be the first adopted comprehensive plan for the village. Pilla said the 1967 version that exists was never formally adopted. 

"Even though it has not yet been adopted, we have already taken many queues from the draft version that has existed since December 2008," Pilla said. "For example: pursuing purposed grants, and with our downtown revitalization plan and the housing rehabilitation program that we are pursuing."

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