Village of Hilton to develop new Comprehensive Plan

By on February 4, 2019

Mayor Joseph M. Lee has announced the kickoff of the Village of Hilton’s development of a new Comprehensive Plan for the community. The village Board of Trustees has launched this effort in response to feedback from village residents and key stakeholders, who suggested the evaluation of opportunities related to land use and other key elements of village life. “Maintaining the village’s community character is of utmost importance,” said Mayor Lee. The Comprehensive Plan will be drafted by a Steering Committee made up of volunteers, and facilitated by the village’s Engineer, MRB Group, a Rochester based multi-disciplinary Engineering, Architecture and Planning firm. Village Manager/Clerk, Shari Pearce will serve as the Steering Committee’s liaison to the Board of Trustees. When completed, the plan will establish a long-term vision, a set of goals, and new strategies and actions that can be implemented over time to ensure that Hilton remains a quality community. The plan will address a wide variety of topics including infrastructure and economic development, smart growth and sustainability, recreation, and the environment, and housing.  The Comprehensive Plan is the Village’s blueprint for future policy changes and reflects the community’s collective vision and will provide direction for future development of the community. “People who live in Hilton love Hilton,” said Shari Pearce.

Village officials, land owners and business developers will utilize the Comprehensive Plan as a guide as they make decisions about development of the village. The new Comprehensive Plan will replace the current Comprehensive Plan, completed in the late 1970’s. The goal of the planning effort is to define a new community vision and set policies to enhance the overall quality of life for the community.  As part of the planning process, MRB Group will be launching an interactive Comprehensive Plan webpage that will provide detailed information on the planning process and will afford the community the opportunity to voice their thoughts and opinions through a detailed survey. The planning process is underway, and is expected to run through the end of 2020. The Village Board hopes that all residents, businesses, and landowners in Hilton will participate in the planning process to help shape the future of the community and make it better than ever. The Village is in the process of establishing the Steering Committee and encourages interested citizens that would like to be a member of the committee to contact Shari Pearce, Village Manager/Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Chairman, 585-392-4144 or shari@hiltonny.org. For information, contact: Shaun Logue, Senior Planning Associate, MRB Group 381-9250 or Shaun.Logue@mrbgroup. com.

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