Broome County Comprehensive Plan - Building our Future

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We are pleased to announce that we have begun an update to our 2013 adopted Comprehensive Plan.  Watch for public input sessions and updated chapters!

HELP US PLAN THE FUTURE OF BROOME COUNTY! Take the public survey here

The Vision

Imagine that you are a resident of Broome County ten years from now.  The plan you helped write is a complete success.  How do you think Broome County will be different? Will we be more prosperous, creative, healthy, vibrant, walkable, clean, safe, attractive, family friendly, current or innovative?  By preparing a vision statement, we help chart the course for our community.  Although the plan is not complete, we have prepared a draft vision statement.  In writing this statement, we drew upon the feedback we got from the community through public meetings, a survey and stakeholder interviews.  The vision statement reads:

"Our residents make Broome County an inviting place to live, work and play.  Our students and young professionals are fully engaged in the community.  We take pride in our safe, vibrant and attractive urban and village centers and the scenic beauty that surrounds our rural towns and villages.  Because we proactively invested in our legacy sites, new ventures now flourish on former brownfields. Our healthy communities are sustained because municipalities have made a commitment to high standards in community services and building design and renovation.

Broome County communities remain strong and resilient in the wake of natural disasters and other challenges through our capacity for cooperation and by incorporating sound planning in all facets of public decision making.

With our partners in education, Broome County invests in our workforce, entrepreneurship, and innovation to continue our legacy as a leader in high technology development.  As the birthplace of IBM and the simulation industry, we know the importance of fostering diverse, newly emerging industries such as renewable and clean energy, green technology, and advanced healthcare."

Table of Contents
Cultural Resources
Land Use  
Open Space
Water Resources
Economic Profile
Workforce Profile
Target Industry Analysis
Real Estate Assessment 
Incentive Evaluation
Economic Development Recommendations
Action Plan
Action Plan Table


Summary of Survey Results

Land Use Map
Transportation Corridor Map
Brownfields Map
FEMA DFIRM Changes Map
FEMA Buyouts Map
Public Water and Sewer Map
Slope Map
Countywide Zoning Map

Other Countywide Comprehensive Plans in New York:

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Chautauqua County
Genesee County
Lewis County
Nassau County
Orange County
Rockland County
Tompkins County