Tonight, the Irondequoit Town Board unanimously approved the Irondequoit Comprehensive Master Plan, the first plan adopted by the Town of Irondequoit in 30 years.
The Comprehensive Master Plan adopted by the Board outlines the community’s vision for Irondequoit’s future and sets goals and strategies that can help fulfill that vision. The plan addresses all aspects of community life and makes over 100 policy recommendations on new ways of enhancing economic development opportunities, protecting open space and environmental assets, enhancing recreational opportunities, attracting new visitors and families and revitalizing neighborhoods.
“One of my top priorities since taking office has been to work with the community to develop a plan that takes stock in where we are as a community, where we want to be in the future, and how we are going to get there,” said Irondequoit Supervisor Adam Bello. “It is irresponsible for our government to act without a roadmap guiding our decisions. Today’s plan sets the roadmap, lays the foundation for new economic and neighborhood development opportunities, and signals to the greater community what kind of town Irondequoit is looking to be.”
“This action clearly shows the Town Board’s diligence and commitment to moving Irondequoit forward in a comprehensive manner,” added Irondequoit Councilmember Irena Skrobach. “The vision for the future so richly deserved, can now be fulfilled.”
“Valuable community assets can be unrealized or hidden in haphazard, unplanned development, and we intend to be deliberate and proactive in guiding the future development of our town,” said Irondequoit Councilmember Lorie Barnum. “We have a lot to protect, and promote, in Irondequoit. This plan helps us to be good stewards.“
Work on the plan began in 2008 with a planning process that drew upon focus group meetings, general public meetings and design workshops, interviews with town and business leaders, and a Comprehensive Plan website that allowed the public to voice its ideas.
Earlier this year, the Town Board continued that public engagement by holding 3 public hearings in addition to hosting a public forum in conjunction with the Irondequoit Chamber of Commerce.