MEDIA RELEASE_Dryden2045_Cancelling Public Workshop March 25 2020





March 6, 2020 Phone: (607) 844-8888 x.216

Get Involved: Share Your Ideas for the Future of the Town of Dryden

Dryden, N.Y. – All Town of Dryden community members are invited to attend an open-house style public information meeting on Wednesday, March 25th, at 6:00pm at the Dryden Fire House on 26 North Street in the Village of Dryden to learn about and participate in the ongoing Comprehensive Plan Update. This will be the first of three public meetings. The Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee and project consultants from Environmental Design & Research will be present to provide an overview of the project and invite participants to share their thoughts on the existing data, community vision, and issues and opportunities facing the Town. The Steering Committee seeks input and feedback from all interested residents and community stakeholders. Town of Dryden community members of all ages are encouraged to attend. For those seeking more information or unable to attend, please visit the project website:

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.