Draft Plan Now Available

As part of its work to update the Town’s Comprehensive Plan, the Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee (CPSC) is pleased to announce that the draft plan document is now available for public review and comment. Please follow this link to view the document and appendices. Hard copies are available at the Town Clerk’s Office and the East Greenbush Community Library.

The CPSC will hold a public hearing at The Red Barn on October 7, 2020 at 6:00 PM in order to present the draft plan to the public and receive public comment on the document. A remote attendance option will also be available. See the Comp Plan Update Meetings page for more information. You may also send comments by email to CompPlanUpdate@eastgreenbush.org or by mail to 225 Columbia Turnpike Rensselaer, NY 12144 Attn: Comp Plan Update.


Welcome

Welcome to the Town of East Greenbush Comprehensive Plan webpage! Visit this page to share your input and stay up-to-date on the latest information and public engagement activities related to the Town’s Comprehensive Plan Update.

What is a Comprehensive Plan?

A Comprehensive Plan is both a vision for the future and a blueprint for how to get there.The Comprehensive Plan will create a framework for the future for a range of topic areas including but not limited to land use, economic development, infrastructure, and housing.

Why Update a Comprehensive Plan?

The Town’s current Comprehensive Plan was last updated in 2006. Since that time, the Town and the region have experienced changes in demographics, the economy, infrastructure, land use and community needs. The Town has also engaged in several geographic-specific and focused planning efforts since 2006. It is time to revisit the Comprehensive Plan to ensure the direction set forth in the Comprehensive Plan is reflective of today’s community conditions and sets a direction for the future reflective of the community’s vision.

Who is Involved?

The planning process is being guided by a Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee appointed by the Town Board. The planning process will be facilitated by Town staff and a consultant team lead by MJ Engineering and Land Surveying.

The planning process will include a robust public engagement component to gather input about the future of East Greenbush from residents, business owners, property owners, and other stakeholders in the community. Your participation in this process is vital!

Public Engagement Opportunities

We want to hear from you! You can share your ideas and more by sending emails to CompPlanUpdate@eastgreenbush.org. Check back for a schedule of engagement opportunities.

Community Survey

As part of the Plan Update process, in 2019 the Town conducted a Community Survey to allow the public share ideas about East Greenbush. This information is helping inform the overall vision, goals and strategies for the town and help shape the Comprehensive Plan update. You can view survey highlights which were presented to the CPSC on Novmeber 25, 2019 by following this link. A detailed summary of input received will be included as an appendix to the Draft Plan and is available from the Plan Update Documents and Maps page.

Photo Survey

Please send us your photos of East Greenbush! Are there parts of Town important to you? What places and views help define and shape East Greenbush? As part of the Comprehensive Plan Update process, we would like to see East Greenbush through your eyes. These photos will help inform the process and the plan. Take photos of your favorite places and share them with the hashtag #EGComprehensivePlan.

View the Photo Survey Flier

Stay Informed

To receive news announcements about the Comprehensive Plan Update and other activities and events, visit the the Town's homepage, scroll to the bottom of the page, and enter your email address to subscribe to the newsletter. Or follow #EGComprehensivePlan.

Resources and Links

Visit the following pages for more information about the Comprehensive Plan Update.