process. In addition to the general public, nearly all of the members of the
Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee were in attendance, as were all of the Village Board of
Trustees, Village Administrator Jim Politi and representatives of the Planning Board.
Mayor Jen Laird White opened the workshop with introductory remarks explaining the overall process
and introducing members of the consultant team. Next, the lead consultant, BFJ Planning, presented an
overview of the program and process and an outline of the components of the plan contents.
Following the presentation and a brief coffee break, the participants were welcomed to visit each of six
open house stations, which were organized around different topic areas relevant to chapters of the
plan. At these stations, participants discussed issues and opportunities, potential project ideas,
proposed land use changes and other potential ideas that should be considered. Content from the
discussions are summarized below.
The next steps in the Comprehensive Planning process involve additional meetings between the BFJ
team and the Steering Committee, public workshops and design charrettes while the consultant team
develops a draft of the plan, including existing conditions and preliminary project ideas based on public
Overview of Comprehensive Plan Process
Outline of the Plan
Intro to Open House Format
3. Open House Discussions
Socioeconomics and Housing
Land Use and Zoning
Transportation, Infrastructure and Utilities
Historic, Cultural and Municipal Resources
Environment, Open Space and Sustainability