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Opportunity to Plan Future Growth for Canandaigua




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Unique Opportunity to Plan Canandaigua Future Growth

CANANDAIGUA, NY—Residents of Canandaigua—the Town and the City—have the unique opportunity to chart the future growth of their individual communities in the Ontario County and Finger Lakes region.

The Town of Canandaigua and the City of Canandaigua will simultaneously begin updates this spring to their Comprehensive Plans—vital municipal planning tools which determine community goals and aspirations in terms of future growth and development.

Residents of each municipality are now invited to participate in the process.

“Input from the citizens of our towns and cities is crucial,” said Cathy Menikotz, Town Supervisor of the Town of Canandaigua. “It is the desire of each municipality to meet the needs and desires of our residents and businesses in a smart and responsible manner.  We want people to know that their contributions of time and opinions are valued and, ultimately, shape the course of development in our town and surrounding municipalities.”

“This is an opportunity for residents to participate in shaping the future of our community,” said Ellen, Polimeni, Mayor of the City of Canandaigua. “Public input is essential to creating a ‘sense of place’ where we can enjoy our homes, guide development and speak to the enhancement of Canandaigua.  I sincerely hope residents will take an active part in creating a plan for the future of Canandaigua.”

"Revising the comprehensive plan will allow residents and key stakeholders to express the values and goals for Canandaigua, directing local leaders with enhancing our natural and build environment,” said Thomas Lyon, Chair of the City of Canandaigua Comprehensive Plan Committee.

“Each community does not exist in a vacuum, as we know,” said Eric Cooper, Town of Canandaigua Planner. “By working together, we can better foresee future changes and prospects by the awareness of our coordinated efforts.”

The basis for comprehensive planning comes from a community’s desire to express public policies on transportation, utilities, land use, recreation and housing. Comprehensive plans typically include large geographic areas and a broad range of topics.

The Town of Canandaigua Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2003 and was most recently updated in 2011. The City’s plan was adopted in 2002 and last updated in 2013.

Each municipality will follow its own process in its plan’s updates which are expected to be completed in 2020. Updates typically cover long-term timelines and may project planning and growth through 2030, depending upon each municipality’s goals and objectives.

“We recommend that individuals wishing to participate should reach out to their Town or City for advice on how best to have their voices heard,” said Cooper. “Now is the time to become involved.”

For more information:         

The Town of Canandaigua will hold a project kick-off meeting on March 27 at 6:00 pm at the Town Hall. Contact: Eric Cooper, Town Planner; (585) 394-1120, ext. 2254; ecooper@townofcanandaigua.org.

City of Canandaigua: Contact: Richard Brown, Director of Development and Planning; (585) 337-2179; richard.brown@canandaiguanewyork.gov.



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