This website is designed to keep the community updated and engaged with the development of the Interim Dissolution Study for the Village of Highland Falls.

Welcome!

Welcome to the Town of Lloyd Comprehensive Plan project website. We are excited that you are here and interested in the future of the Town. This website is intended to provide information regarding the development of the Comprehensive Plan update, and keep the community informed of opportunities to participate in the process.
Please continue to check back often for project updates!

PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO TAKE OUR BRIEF SURVEY HERE.

YOUR INPUT AND IDEAS ARE VITAL
in order to help shape the future of our community.

Why create a new Comprehensive Plan now?

The Town of Lloyd’s (Ulster County) leaders have determined that the 2005 Comprehensive Plan, which underwent a minor update in 2013, is in need of another update. Within this planning effort, there will be steps to assess and identify the varied potential community needs and opportunities. As part of strategizing for future overall community and economic development, there can be investigation and community dialogue about the infrastructural conditions and ways to invest in, enhance and leverage the assets which serve as underpinnings of growth and development within the Town.

As a smart growth plan, there will be exploration of how to direct growth and prepare for and mitigate climate change. Since 2005, there were two major hurricanes, which caused flooding, and a third event resulted in a significant coastal storm surge. Such extreme weather influences awareness of a need to continue with an ongoing assessment of risks the community faces and to plan for long-term resiliency and emergency preparedness.

At the same time, we will explore how to advance a distinctive, attractive community with sense of place. For instance, since the Walkway Over the Hudson State Park and the Hudson Valley Rail Trail have been completed, they are influencing patterns of mobility, recreation, and regional tourism – there can be discussions about how assets like these can be leveraged to aid beneficial community development. Likewise, partly influenced by the pandemic, housing market pressures have heightened, and there are economic shifts, plus changes in job markets. These all represent development conditions and opportunities that are in need of evaluation.

Project Schedule

The Town of Lloyd was awarded a catalytic grant from the Hudson River Valley Greenway that is funding the first of two phases of this overall planning project. The Town actively pursued external funding assistance to leverage partnership and regional collaboration with the second phase of this master planning. There is news that in January 2023 the Town received notification it also received a Smart Growth Planning Grant award from the New York State Department of State for assisting development of this plan.

The Project Schedule currently shows a timeline for Phase I. The remaining timeline will be added as  Phase I completion advances. Overall, it is anticipated this project could potentially be complete by April 2024.

PHASE 1

Phase I – Visioning Process/ Vision Report

Comprehensive Planning Committee Coordination- Initiated October 24, 2022

Promotional Activities / Public Outreach Efforts  – Ongoing to March 2023 (and beyond)

Community Survey – Available starting January 16, 2023

Visioning Public Workshop – January 23, 2023

Visioning Report – March 2023

How can I get involved in the process?

It is important for residents to participate in the Comprehensive Plan activities. There will be opportunities for you and other community members to assist data collection, community visioning and mapping, and the creation of community goals and objectives.

The Get Involved page describes current options available to give your input, including by:

  • Attending and contributing at public meetings;
  • Supplying comments or questions on the Feedback Form available on this website; and
  • Completing the community survey.

More to come.

This website will provide information about opportunities for public input, meeting updates, relevant documents, and additional information as it becomes available. Please check back often for updates.

Updated July 11, 2022