Broome County Comprehensive Plan - Building our Future


2020 Update

In 2019, Broome County formed a 19-member steering committee lead the process of updating our 2013 comprehensive plan. We will evaluate the progress and changes that took place in Broome County over the past six years. The plan will identify goals and recommendations that will meet the current needs of our residents.


Check this page for the latest information and updates to the plan!

EMC Public Input Meeting

Susquehanna Heritage Area Stakeholder Meeting

Binghamton University Students Input

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 BroomeCounty 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.

BroomeCounty 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, BroomeCounty 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

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