2021 Comprehensive Plan Update
In 2019, Broome County formed a 19-member steering committee lead the process of updating our comprehensive plan. At the time the intent was to review the Plan content, update data and information, assess progress of recommended actions, and identify new priorities or opportunities to build upon those actions. The Plan was nearing completion in early 2020, but that is when the whole world changed with the beginning of COVID-19 pandemic.
In light of this transformative event in our community, and the world at large, the Planning team took a step back to reassess Plan components and update the contact to reflect the changing world and community priorities. As we reinitiate the planning process we expect that we will hold more public events in summer 20201 with a plan developed by the fall.
Please check this page for the latest information and updates as we move forward!
You can view the currently adopted 2013 County-wide Comprehensive Plan here.
2019 Public Input Activities
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."