In response to this report, the Nassau County Planning & Zoning Board created a subcommittee comprised of Planning Board members who reside in Western Nassau County. They were named the "Western Nassau Heritage Preservation Committee" (WNHPC). They held their first meeting in March 2018 and began a nearly two year initiative to develop a vision plan specific to western Nassau.
The first year consisted of solely community outreach events in western Nassau including public meetings, open houses, surveys, one-on-one stake holder meetings, roundtables and attendance at other community events to gauge citizen concerns and to learn what they desire to protect in western Nassau. The community feedback drove the creation of the following goals for the Committee to address: history, natural resources, health, quality of life, recreation, jobs and education, and public spaces and infrastructure.
During the second year of the initiative, the Committee began working on the objectives and strategies to the community identified goals, creating the Western Nassau Vision Book. The Vision Book was adopted at the Planning & Zoning Board meeting held on October 22, 2019 and will be discussed by the Board of County Commissioners at their meeting tonight, December 9, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.
At the December 18, 2019 meeting commencing at 9:00 a.m., Planning Director, Adrienne Burke, will provide a presentation regarding the initiative and will ask the Board to approve a Resolution accepting the findings of the Western Nassau Heritage Preservation Committee.
To view the agenda item for tonight's meeting, including the Vision Book, please click here.
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