City of Utica Master Plan Meeting Scheduled for East Utica Neighborhood / 9.9.09
UTICA, NY – As part of the City of Utica Master Plan development process, a series of neighborhood meetings are now in progress. The next meeting scheduled is for the East Utica neighborhood area and will be held on Monday, September 14 at 6:30 pm in the Mt. Carmel School Cafeteria.
Lucretia Hunt, who is a member of the City’s Master Plan Steering Committee, said residents are welcome to attend the session to discuss goals for the future of the city, particularly relating to the East Utica neighborhood. The discussion will focus on what residents would like to see happen in terms of growth, change, development, and retaining the character of the neighborhood.
A community master plan provides a conceptual vision for the growth and development of the city. It takes into account the goals the community wants to achieve, and outlines the actions that are needed to achieve those objectives.
The City’s economic development staff, consultant team and steering committee are engaging in discussions across the city to gather information that will help formulate the final plan document. The final plan will address a number of elements, including:
- Land use and development patterns
The outcome of the process is a written vision directing all development activities. It is an all-inclusive approach to addressing future growth. The master plan document that results can then be used as a policy guide for the city’s decisions about the development of the community.
Questions regarding the East Utica neighborhood meeting should be directed to Craig Grant, Community Coordinator, at the UNHS NeighborWorks® HomeOwnership Center at 724-4197. Questions about the City’s master plan process can be referred to Brian Thomas, City of Utica, Director of Urban Planning,
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