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Comprehensive Plan - OLD  
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November 2008

Rye Brook to Draft its First Comprehensive Plan:

The Village of Rye Brook is pleased to build upon the foundations of the 2000 Vision Plan by beginning to prepare its first Comprehensive Plan.  This process will ultimately result in a document that will provide a basis for land use and other governmental decision-making over the next 20 years.  This is a very large undertaking that is expected to take approximately two (2) years to implement.


Request for Proposals (RFP) were due February 28, 2008:

The first step in this process is to receive proposals from planning firms that may be interested in working with Village of Rye Brook officials, residents and business owners to draft the Comprehensive Plan.  After seeking comments from the Village Board and members of the public on a draft Request for Proposals (RFP), the RFP was finalized and made available on December 18, 2007.  The deadline for interested planning firms to submit proposals was February 28, 2008.  Please click here for a copy of the Request for Proposals. 


Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee:

The Village is also considering the membership of a Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee that would meet regularly with the selected Planning consultant over multiple years to implement the Comprehensive Plan.  Please click here for additional information on this committee and to view a list of groups that will receive consideration to have a representative on the committee.  The goal is to have a dedicated group of knowledgeable volunteers that would champion the implementation of this Plan and would be representative of the varied interests of the Rye Brook community.   


Update on Review of Consulting Firms:
The Village received a total of nine (9) responses to the RFP ranging in price from $144,000 to $294,800.  Unlike a bid, price is not the only main factor in selecting a consultant as other items such as qualifications, experience and references are also considered.  A committee reviewed all nine (9) responses, and narrowed them to four (4) firms to interview.  Following interviews, the committee recommended that the Village Board interview and select from two (2) firms.  The Village Board met with both firms and selected a preferred firm to perform this work.  Draft contracts have been exchanged.

Delay of Project:
Unfortunately, due to the concerns with the economy and the financial sector that is affecting the residents of Rye Brook and the rest of the country, the Village has decided to place this project on hold at this time.  While the Village intends to proceed on this project, the timing is not right and it would not be prudent to spend the $100,000 allocated in the current municipal budget for this purpose.

Submission off Comments:

Please send any written comments on the Comprehensive Plan Process, or the Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee to Village Administrator Christopher J. Bradbury at  Please indicate “Comprehensive Plan Comments” in the “Subject” line of the e-mail.  All comments will be circulated to the Village Board.

County Planning Documents

Cover - Table of Contents
Part 1 - Introduction
Part 2 - External Influences - Regional Context
Part 3 - The Use of Land
Part 4 - Population Characteristics
Part 5 - Transportation
Part 6 - Natural Resources
Part 7 - Recreation, Open Space and Cultural Resources 
Part 8 - Public Facilities
Part 9 - Infrastructure and Utilities
Part 10 - Commercial Development
Part 11 - Residential Development
Part 12 - Current Zoning
Part 13 - "Build-Out" Under Current Zoning
Village of Rye Brook Maps

Other Documents of Interest:

Hawthorne Zoning Study, 1994

Byram Ridge Zoning Study, 1994

Village of Rye Brook Vision Plan, 2000

Residential Bulk Regulations Study, 2003

Large Lot Subdivision Study, 2004

Conservation Easement Study, 2004

Vision Plan Implementation Task Force Report of Findings, 2004

Upper Lincoln Avenue Property Analysis & Report, 2005

Hazard Mitigation Plan, 2005

King Street Interchange Traffic Study, 2005

Scenic Roads Overlay District Additions Study, 2005

Byram Ridge Zoning Study/Task Force Report, 2006

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