There are a number of tools available to a community in its efforts to foster sound development. One of these is the preparation and adoption of a Town Comprehensive Plan, frequently referred to as a Master Plan or a Development Plan. A plan, such as this, is a statement of a community's goals and policies regarding its future in terms of land use, open space, community facilities and services, and infrastructure. It is a guide for orderly growth and change and provides a rational basis for future planning and zoning decisions.
New Comprehensive Plan
The Town of North Castle is updating the 1996 Comprehensive Plan!
Town Board Public Hearing on the Draft Comprehensive Plan was opened on January 24, 2018, and reconvened on February 14, 2018.
The Public Hearing was closed on February 14, 2018, with a written comment period through March 1, 2018.
The Town was able to secure the preparation of planning base studies by the Westchester County Planning Department at no cost to the Town of North Castle. The base studies will form the foundation of the new plan and will include information on land use, population, transportation, natural resources, recreation, open space, public facilities, infrastructure, commercial development, residential development, etc.
The Town has hired BFJ Planning to help shape a new plan under the direction of the Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee. In addition, the Town will begin a public outreach process that includes our new public engagement website - North Castle Forward.
NCForward is an online platform that provides opportunities for government and citizens to work together by connecting civic challenges to community problem-solvers. The best way to tackle challenges that affect the community is with the community. By using NCForward, members of the community can contribute from their own homes and on their own schedules. Input from many people provides a broader range of ideas, solutions and participation.