Open Space and Conservation Master Plan Team

Citizens Implementation Committee Project Team


Master Plan Files:

Other Town Planning Documents 

Project Purpose

This group was established in early 2017 to implement Goals 3, 7 and 8 from the 2011 Comprehensive Plan Update 2011:

"Ensure the Protection of the Town of Canandaigua’s natural resources;”

“Conserve and maintain the land that provides critical open space and scenic resources;”

“Create a network of linkages for wildlife habitat, scenic views and recreational trails.” 

The Open Space team and the consultant has been working very hard on a plan that will help to retain the Town’s open spaces and undeveloped forests, fields, and land. The Draft plan is available to view above and the final plan is expected to be considered and adopted by the Town Board in August 2018. 


  • Feb 2017 - Team established
  • March - April 2017 - Prepare draft of the RFP
  • May 2017 - Town Board approves and releases RFP
  • June 2017 - Proposals due
  • July - Dec 2017 - Team and Consultant work to draft the Master Plan
  • Nov 2018 - Open Space Open House and Public Meeting
  • Jan - May 2018 - Finalize the draft Master Plan
  • June 2018 - Final Public Informational Meeting
  • Aug 2018 - Town Board held public hearing for the draft Master Plan
  • Aug 2018 - Town Board adopted the Open Space and Conservation Master Plan

Team Members

  • Tom Schwartz, Team Leader
  • Ryan Staychock, Team Leader
  • Robert Hause
  • Saralinda Hooker
  • Chris Lyon
  • Joyce Marthaller
  • Debby McNaughton
  • Dennis Nichols
  • Michael Palermo
  • Brenda Ragonesi
  • Keith Turner
  • Pat Venezia


Contact Sarah Reynolds at the Town or the Consultant, LaBella Associates, with questions about the plan. 

Previous Conservation and Open Space Plans

Farmland and Open Space Conservation Program (2004)

Prioritizing Farmland and Scenic Views (2006)

Padelford Brook Greenway Plan (2015)


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