News Release - City Planning Commission Recommends Approval of Rochester 2034 Comprehensive Plan

City of Rochester

News Release 

(Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2019) – The Rochester Planning Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to recommend that the City Council adopt “Rochester 2034,” the City’s Comprehensive Plan.

“I want to thank the members of the Rochester Planning Commission for their careful consideration of this plan as well as the many residents who have come forward to further improve this plan with their comments and suggestions,” said Mayor Lovely A. Warren. “Rochester 2034 is our roadmap to a Rochester that will celebrate its 200th anniversary with vitality and vibrancy. This Comprehensive Plan gives us the vision we need to manage our city’s growth in a way that lets us create more jobs, safer and more vibrant neighborhoods and provides all of our children with a quality education.”

The seven member commission included two recommendations with its recommendation of approval:

"1. Vigorous community engagement should continue once the Plan is adopted, including but not limited to the Administration presenting status updates to the community at specific time milestones, and use of current social media and technology in order to reach all groups within the City;"

"2. Creation of a fact sheet that clarifies and explains common misconceptions regarding the Comprehensive Plan."

Rochester 2034 is the City’s 15-year Comprehensive Plan to guide development and policy decisions in preparation for the city’s bicentennial year in 2034.

The plan now moves to City Council for consideration in November.

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