The Town of Seneca Falls announced the scheduling of its first public forum as part of the ADVANCE Seneca Falls 2040 Comprehensive Plan process. The planning process is being guided by a steering committee, composed of residents, business owners, non-profits, major employers, cultural stakeholders and a consultant team led by MRB Group of Rochester, NY. The steering committee will host a public forum on June 14 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Seneca Falls Community Center located at 35 Water Street in Seneca Falls.
The session will be facilitated in a drop-in format. Residents and community stakeholders are encouraged to stop in and provide your feedback on each of the issues outlined above, as well as any other input that will assist the steering committee establish the community’s long-term vision and identify the necessary actions needed to achieve that vision.
The Comprehensive Plan will serve as a decision-making tool for accelerating the community’s progress toward a shared vision and set of planning principles. A plan evaluates aspects of a community’s operations and market conditions to assist in creating a roadmap toward achieving a vision for community success. ADVANCE Seneca Falls seeks to reinforce and focus on growth in specific policy areas, including:
- Economic Development and Financial Security.
- Resident Retention and Attraction
- Protection and Enhancement of the Built Environment
- Reinforcing and Expanding Arts and Culture as an Economic Driver
“The Town Board and project steering committee recognize that this plan must be reflective of, and owned by the community. This forum, and other engagement opportunities seek to gain unique insight from residents and key community stakeholders,” said Dr. Pete Soscia, Town Manager.
The planning process is set to conclude this summer, with an initial draft delivered to the Town Board in early fall. For more information on plan activities, or to provide additional input on plan elements, visit the Town’s project website.
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