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June 2015 Public Meetings
The 2015 Comprehensive Plan Update is the next step in the City of Long Beach's ongoing recovery from Superstorm Sandy. It will expand upon prior planning efforts, such as the New York Community Reconstruction Program, and identify opportunities to accelerate Long Beach's transition from post-Sandy recovery to a thriving and resilient community. The plan will contain a consistent set of visions, goals, policies, objectives, and actions that are based heavily on community input, evidence about local issues and conditions, projected changes, and impacts on the community.
At the meeting, attendees were able to vote on potential vision statements; highlight what they want to see when it comes to land use, transportation, community health, etc.; and rank economic, environmental, and equity-based priorities for the future.
The City of Long Beach is calling for high standards of sustainability and coastal resiliency throughout the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program. The plan is to protect homes, businesses, and facilities from the ocean and bay, while ensuring waterfront access is key to the future of Long Beach.
In order to achieve these high standards, the City Council issued a Request for Proposals late last year to solicit submissions from qualified applicants. Cameron Engineering was selected as the lead and their team includes Sustainable Long Island; Nelson, Pope & Voorhis; Local Office Landscape Architecture; and Urbanomics.
On Tuesday, April 28, 2015 the City of Long Beach, in conjunction with its consultant team led by Cameron Engineering, hosted the first Public Information Meeting for the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program and Comprehensive Plan Update at the Magnolia Community Center. The meeting, facilitated by Sustainable Long Island - a member of the consultant team, was open house style where attendees viewed presentation boards and flip charts, received interactive handouts/surveys, and were able to provide feedback on a number of topics.
The draft Comprehensive Plan (CP) has been developed through a community driven process in which challenges, goals, aspirations and visions for the future of the City have been addressed. Extensive public outreach was previously done in 2015 and input was gathered from residents and business owners through five public meetings, two focus groups (Arts and the Economy), and 1200 responses to a city-wide survey. From community input gathered, we were able to develop together a draft plan with conceptual images that best addresses the issues within the City brought to us by residents and businesses to create a 20 year vision. These concepts were presented at the 6th public meeting on Monday, August 1st, the 7th public meeting on Tuesday, August 9th, both held at the library and the 8th public meeting on Tuesday, August 23rd, held at the MLK Center. There will be a final public meeting on Thursday, October 6th from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM at the Magnolia Community/Senior Center. The City and its planning consultant team would like to hear your feedback on these draft concepts in order to finalize this community based plan.
Please find a quick synopsis of the plan here:
Please review the goals and challenges boards along with the draft conceptual images and take the survey here to provide your feedback. We value your input greatly and thank you for taking the time to provide it.
August 2016 Public Meetings
April 2015 Public Meeting
On June 8, June 11, June 15, and June 18, 2015 the City of Long Beach, in conjunction with its consultant team led by Cameron Engineering, hosted the second round of Public Information Meetings for the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program and Comprehensive Plan Update at the Magnolia Senior Center. Two more meetings will be held (dates and locations below). The meetings, facilitated by Sustainable Long Island - a member of the consultant team, were open house style where attendees viewed presentation boards and flip charts, received interactive handouts/surveys, and were able to provide feedback on a number of topics.
New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program Board
October 24, 2016 North Park Public Meeting Presentation
Comprehensive Plan 2017 Update
The City has worked diligently on analyzing and reviewing all public feedback on the Comprehensive Plan. We have updated the plan responding to the public feedback. The draft plan includes the consideration of all comments heard over the past 2 years from all outreach methods, via surveys, meetings, emails, phone calls, etc. The listing of the portions of the plan that were updated can be found in the final appendix, Appendix E: Public Comment Analysis. In this appendix, it lists the comments we heard, sorted by topic, and lists the section that the responses or changes can be found in.
Currently, we are taking the last steps, before it is presented to the City Council. We thank all of you for working on this document with us, and making this a real community plan. The public outreach process will begin again when the zoning process begins.
The updated draft version is available for download here. A reference copy of the plan is also available to view in hard copy at: the City Clerk’s Office on the 3rd floor of City Hall, the Long Beach Library at the reference desk, the Housing Authority Main Office (500 Center Street) and at the MLK Center (615 Riverside Blvd).
As a requirement for the adoption of the Comprehensive Plan Update, the City must ensure compliance with the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA). The following documents have been prepared in accordance with SEQRA regulations and will assist the City in making a determination on the environmental significance of the proposed action. It is important to note that the proposed action does not include any zone changes or development proposals. The documents are available for download here.