City of Kingston Shares Final DRAFT Comprehensive Plan Document. Requests Public Input

Click on the image to view the City of Kingston's DRAFT Comprehensive Plan. Public comments are now being accepted!
Click on the image to view the City of Kingston’s DRAFT Comprehensive Plan. Public comments are now being accepted!

By Rebecca Martin

The City of Kingston released the final draft of the Comprehensive Plan the other day and is now asking for public comments.

This process was less to be desired – however the steering committee did a really good job to help improve the original draft created by the consultant tremendously. We are pleased and thankful for  the work that they did, particularly Julie Noble and Kristen Wilson as well as the work of citizens Jennifer Schwartz Berky and Kevin McEvoy.

VIEW the press release and how comments can be submitted

VIEW the DRAFT Comprehensive Plan (Kingston 2025)

A public presentation is scheduled for Thursday, January 29th at 6:30pm. Public comments will be heard that evening, and can be sent in advance to Suzanne Cahill, Planning Director at: scahill@kingston-ny.gov or submitting written comments to Kingston Planning Office, City Hall, 420 Broadway in Kingston.

KingstonCitizens.org has requested a longer public comment period in order to help organize public ‘break-out’ groups to help the public understand the Comp Plan process prior to the public meeting organized by the City of Kingston. Citizens can contact their Common Council Liaison to the Comp Plan Steering Committee Deb Brown (Ward 9) at 845/338-0763 to request more time and guidance too.

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A New Draft of the Kingston Comprehensive Plan Effort 2025 Revealed on September 18th.

 

 

 

1 thought on “City of Kingston Shares Final DRAFT Comprehensive Plan Document. Requests Public Input

  1. Nice that the plan is out.
    The words “less to be desired” and “thanks for improving it” are politic, a notion that a good citizen ought to accept any and all and be grateful and we get “business as usual”. We would certainly not recommend that the point of view, nor invite work with that notion… and we certainly would not accept that for ourselves under any circumstances. “The doctors treatment was less than what might be desired, but we are grateful for the quick attention from the nurses”… “The jacket we bought was less that what might be desired but we are grateful for the improvements that the tailor was able to make.
    What we’ve had is a process done slowly, improperly, on the cheap and without oversight by elected representatives, and the results are late and poor.
    That’s fine if you don’t need a comprehensive plan…and then, yes… one that is poor and late will do quite well.
    Who thought it was needed, and why? and does this plan actually address those needs?

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