City of Utica Master Plan Meeting Scheduled for North Utica Neighborhood / 1.22.10
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, January 25 at 6:30 pm at the North Utica
The discussion will focus on the progress of the master plan to date as well as on what residents
would like to see happen in terms of growth, change, development, and retaining the character of
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 planning and economic development staff, consultant team and steering committee have
been 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
- Transportation, gateways, and corridors
- Green infrastructure
- Downtown redevelopment
- Housing development
- Transformative projects
- Strategies for implementation
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 North Utica neighborhood meeting and about the City’s master plan
process can be referred to Brian Thomas, City of Utica, Director of Urban Planning, at 792-0181.