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The 2021-2022 Comprehensive Planning Process

On this page, you can follow the progress as the Village updates its comprehensive plan.

Last updated in 2004, the comprehensive plan is a document created by the Village to set a vision for the future of the community and identify key steps the community can take to realize that vision.  For example, the comprehensive plan provides the basis for changing the zoning in the village, those regulations that shape the nature and location of future development.

This page will enable you to follow the planning process, including reviewing draft materials, keeping track of meetings and events, all found below.  As you can see, you can also provide your thoughts on the plan.

Share your thoughts about the Village and the Comprehensive Plan

If you have any thoughts, comments, or questions about the Comprehensive Planning Process, you can contact the chair of the Comprehensive Plan Committee and Peter Fairweather, the consultant to the planning process here.

DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

You can download a review the preliminary draft recommendations produced for the plan to date by downloading them in a PDF via these links:

Recommendations for Transportation, Parking and Parks compiled by Alta Design.

Preliminary Draft Recommendations by subject area compiled by Fairweather Consulting.

Planning Projects & Notices

THE PLANNING PROCESS

The Village of Warwick Comprehensive Plan Committee has been meeting regularly since January, 2021 to update the Village’s 2004 Plan.  The members of the committee are:

Mayor Michael Newhard

Barry Cheney, Village Trustee and Comprehensive Plan Committee Chairman

Judy Battista, Resident at Large, Power of Words Exposing Racism

Elizabeth Bourne, Resident at Large

Scot Brown, Zoning Board of Appeals

Rosemary Cooper, Albert Wisner Library

Jack Ellis, Warwick Valley Historical Society

Matthew Finn, Architectural and Historic Review Board

Carly A. Foster, Communities2gether

Corrine Iurato, Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce

Robert M. Kennedy III, Resident at Large, Town Planning Board

Tom McKnight, Village of Warwick Planning Board

Susan Metzger, Resident at Large

 

Most committee meetings have been held via Zoom.  Recordings of these sessions can be viewed at the Village YouTube channel.

The consultant for the plan is Peter Fairweather of Fairweather Consulting, assisted by Alta Planning & Design, focusing on issues related to transportation, mobility and parks.

PUBLIC OUTREACH SESSIONS

The planning process has involved ongoing public outreach and community engagement.  The sessions held so far include:

  • Zoom Session on Transportation/Parking, Alta (via Zoom), June 17, 2021
  • Posters Displayed in the Wisner Library for public comment, July 9 to August 31, 2021.
  • Posters Displayed at the Village Sidewalk Sale for public comment, July 10-11, 2021
  • Presentation & Discussion at the Chamber Mixer, July 12, 2021
  • Presentation & Discussion at the Historical Society, August 10, 2021
  • Focus Group for Downtown Merchants, August 10, 2021
  • Presentation & Discussion with POWER via Zoom, August 12, 2021
  • Posters Displayed at the Farmers Market for public comment, August 15, 2021
  • Focus Group for Civic Groups (Rotary, Lions, Knights of Columbus, POWER, August 19, 2021
  • Focus Group for Artists, September 15, 2021
  • Focus Group for Hispanic Community, October 13, 2021

A summary of these outreach efforts can be downloaded as a PDF here. The results of the focus group conducted by Alta Design can be downloaded as a PDF here.

ON-LINE COMMUNITY SURVEY

In addition, a community survey was conducted on line via Survey Monkey.  You can download the results as a PDF here.

DATA ANALYSIS

The planning process also included an analysis of demographic and economic data related to the Village.  You can download a summary of that analysis as a PDF here.