Thursday, September 11, 2014

City's Comprehensive Plan is Named Realize Troy

TROY, NY – Mayor Lou Rosamilia has announced that the City of Troy’s first comprehensive plan in over 50 years has been named Realize Troy: A new comprehensive plan. Rosamilia also announced that, as an early step in the initiative, a series of meetings with community stakeholder groups will be taking place on Wednesday, September 24 and lasting throughFriday, September 26.
“The goal of Realize Troy is to position our City to be able to continue and expand upon the success we have experienced over recent years,” said Mayor Rosamilia. “As I have said from the beginning, I believe the public’s input will help us to formulate this plan by providing us with a sense of where we are at the current time, where we would like to be and how we can get there.”

As an early step in the process, Urban Strategies, the consulting firm hired to guide the City through the formulation of the Realize Troy: A new comprehensive plan, will be conducting interviews with community stakeholders and hold the first open house.

The public open house will be held at the Bush Memorial Auditorium on the Sage Campus on Wednesday, September 24 from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. At the event, community members will have the opportunity to learn more about the comprehensive plan and attendees will receive an overview of the plan’s ten city-wide overarching themes: Economy, Housing, Mobility, Open Space Recreation & Culture, Social Wellbeing, Environment, Land Use/Policy, Education, the Downtown, the Waterfront.

Urban Strategies will also conduct stakeholder meetings on September 25th and 26th with Troy community leaders, including but not limited to, City Council members, local business owners, religious leaders, non-profits, and neighborhood groups.

The Realize Troy: A new comprehensive plan is a broad based community planning initiative that will develop a roadmap for the future through significant public consultation and that will establish a clear community based vision and set of strategies to address current and future needs for the City of Troy for the next 20 years. The plan, which is expected to be finalized by the end of 2015, will establish goals, objectives and policies and will take into consideration land use, development, zoning, demographics, population, housing needs, resources, infrastructure and other areas significant to Troy.

Prior work done by Urban Strategies has resulted in over 80 awards from local, national and international organizations. The group’s clients are comprised of numerous local governments, agencies, institutions, development companies and private corporations in the US, Canada and abroad including Brooklyn, Rochester, Buffalo, Youngstown, OH, Toronto, ONT, and the London Docklands, United Kingdom.

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