FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 12, 2021
Mayor Noble Outlines Comprehensive Plan Progress at 5-Year Mark
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to release the Strategic Community and Economic Development Plan, an analysis that outlines the City of Kingston’s progress in completing goals set forth in the Kingston 2025 Comprehensive Plan.
In 2016, the City of Kingston adopted the Kingston 2025 Comprehensive Plan, a vision and guide for Kingston's future that recommends goals, policies and objectives related to land use, nature and historic resources, housing, transportation and public facilities. Implementation of the Plan’s strategies requires a coordinated effort between the City, organizations within other jurisdictions including Ulster County, New York State and the Federal Government, non-for-profits, residents, private interests, community groups, and other entities. Objectives laid out in the Comprehensive Plan include both short term and long goals. Since its adoption in 2016, several strategies and objectives have been achieved, many are underway, and many more are still in the conceptual phase.
The Strategic Community and Economic Development Plan, which was prepared by Pattern for Progress, gives a status update for the strategies set forth by the Kingston 2025 Comprehensive Plan, as well as detailed action plans for the prioritized strategies. The action plans include the primary parties responsible for carrying out the activities or programs, and a list of collaborating organizations and groups associated with the goal and strategy.
“I signed our City’s Comp Plan into law in early 2016, and 2021 marks the five-year halfway point,” said Mayor Noble. “This report of our progress so far in implementing the goals identified in the Comp Plan will help us move forward in finishing what we set out to achieve. I hope this document will guide and focus our efforts on the remaining priorities, such as getting our re-zoning work done and developing more housing.”
The Strategic Community and Economic Development Plan can be found here.