Director of Greenwich’s Planning and Zoning Department, Katie DeLuca, will discuss “Implementing the Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD)” at the meeting of the Retired Men’s Association on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 11 a.m. This program complements the presentation of Pat Sesto who spoke recently about the wetland aspects of the POCD. Katie will focus on the dry land aspects including the balancing between open space preservation and land development. The public is invited to attend and participate in this event.
How should the community preserve its sense of identity and still respond to the impact of social, economic, and demographic changes? What is it that makes one place develop differently from another? It goes without saying that key land use decisions could have made Greenwich a very different place. What if the Presbyterian Hospital of New York sold Greenwich Point to private development instead of selling it to the Town? What if the Town had permitted the development of the United Nations in backcountry Greenwich? Katie will examine how the forces of change affect the town’s physical spaces and residents’ needs and the key land use decisions facing Greenwich today. Among other issues that will be addressed are overdevelopment, traffic congestion, affordable and diverse housing, maintenance of public facilities, and protection of the environment.
Town planner Katie DeLuca is responsible for helping the community navigate through these issues. The success of the Plan is dependent on the involvement of the community and its commitment to carry out the recommendations in the POCD. This information is used to guide development through its zoning regulations which must be in keeping with the Plan.
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