NY and Connecticut Sustainable Communities

NY-CT Sustainable Communities 

 

Nassau County hosted a group of special working-group meeting to introduce communities to the NY-CT Sustainable Communities Grant – funded Nassau County Infill Redevelopment Feasibility Study. Nassau County extended this opportunity to participate in the review of Nassau County station area livability to the twenty-one Long Island Rail Road stations in the study area looking to assist in the identification of select station areas for future livability planning and development.

This process is meant to enhance the relationship between the community and the federal, State and county governments. The County and the NY-CT Sustainable Communities Partnership aim to promote strategic planning and forward existing local planning efforts into the implementation stage. Communities that participated in this project is important as it will better position your community for future federal grant-funding.

The goal is to introduce civic and business chamber stakeholders to the principals of livability and afford them the opportunity to participate in identifying potential livable community projects and initiatives or inform us of existing planned developments at your respective station areas. Nassau County, in working with the consultant team, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Cameron Engineering, RPA, Vision Long Island, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, and AARP presented these principals in the context of each of the stations under evaluation. Nassau County then transitioned into round table discussions organized for each station area. These sessions, facilitated by a member of the project team, provided an opportunity for each community to analyze and report livability and development opportunities available for each station. The meetings concluded with an explanation of our project team’s approach in determining strategies for moving your local projects into the implementation phase.

The public outreach portion has been completed and the final three stations were announced late this spring.

For more information, visit http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/Planning/SustainableCommunitiesPlanningGrant.htm