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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Public Input Sought For Town Plan

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PRESS RELEASE 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 

For additional information on this press release, contact:

Eric Knapp  860-399-3041, ext. 1130

Planning, Zoning & Development Coordinator

eknapp@westbrookct.us 

Public Input Sought For Town Plan 

WESTBROOK–The Westbrook Plan Update Committee has scheduled a public input session to get input from residents, businesses and property owners as part of updating the 2011 Plan of Conservation and Development for Westbrook. The public meeting is scheduled for: 

Thursday January 21, 2021 7:00 PM 

The meeting will be conducted via ZOOM and meeting details can be found by clicking here:boton-vista-document_icon

The Draft 2021-31 Plan is available by clicking here:PDF_Anim_ICON


Following the public meeting, the Plan Update Committee will review the comments received and further refine the Draft Plan of Conservation and Development before forwarding it to the Planning Commission for adoption.  It is anticipated that the Planning Commission will schedule a public hearing on adoption for May or June of 2021. 

The main themes of the Plan include: 

 Key initiatives (coastal resiliency, Town Center, and housing diversity) 

 Sustainable community (overall sustainability, resiliency) 

 Vibrant economy (business development, residential development, tourism) 

 Healthy environment (natural resources, open space, coastal resources, character) 

 Solid foundation(community facilities, transportation, utilities)

A Plan of Conservation and Development is an advisory document used by the Planning Commission and other Town agencies to guide growth and change in Westbrook. 

Westbrook residents are encouraged to come to the meeting to help ensure that the Plan of Conservation and Development reflects community goals. 

“This Plan is an important document which will be used to guide future conservation and development activity over the next decade and beyond,” - Marilyn Ozols, Chair of the Planning Commission.

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