Dryden, N.Y. – The Town of Dryden Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee is pleased to announce the launching of the Dryden 2045 website www.dryden2045.org which will serve as a repository for the Comprehensive Planning effort that began in 2019.

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Through the comprehensive planning process, the people of Dryden will share their vision and hopes for the future of the Town. The plan will incorporate a 25-year planning horizon and update the previous 2005 comprehensive plan. During 2020, meetings and conversations with residents, business owners, and others will be combined with written public feedback to establish priorities and inform the content of the plan. The project team will incorporate public input and present a draft for a public hearing and eventual adoption by the Town Board in 2021.


In conjunction with the release of the project website, the Steering Committee will be scheduling public presentation events with interested groups to provide additional background on the project. If your organization is interested, you can sign up to host a presentation through the website: https://www.dryden2045.org/public-speaker-series.


About the Dryden 2045 Comprehensive Plan Update


In April of 2019 the Town of Dryden Town Board requested that the Town Planning Board manage a general update to the Town Comprehensive Plan. The Town Planning Board is serving as the Steering Committee for the project.  The Town has engaged the services of Environmental Design and Research, a Syracuse-based firm, to assist in the update process.


Comprehensive planning is a process that documents community goals and aspirations in terms of community development. The result is called a comprehensive plan and both expresses and regulates public policies on land use, housing, recreation, transportation, and public infrastructure such as utilities.  The planning process includes a thorough analysis and inventory of current data showing land development trends and issues, community resources, and public needs.   Community residents participate in and guide the process through interviews, meetings, workshops, surveys and hearings. Comprehensive plans guide future growth for municipalities and inform ordinances such as zoning and subdivision codes.