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Planning Board Meeting Dates 2012

The City Planning Board meets the first Wednesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers unless otherwise noted.  Meeting dates and submission deadlines from are listed below:

Meeting Date

Submission Deadline

Wed, January 4, 2012 Wed, December 14, 2011
Wed, February 1, 2012 Wed, January 11, 2012
Wed, March 7, 2012 Wed, February 15, 2012
Wed, April 4, 2012 Wed, March 14, 2012
Wed, May 2, 2012 Wed, April 14, 2012
Wed, June 6, 2012 Wed, May 16, 2012
Wed, July 11, 2012* Wed, June 20, 2012
Wed, August 1, 2012 Wed, July 11, 2012
Wed, September 5, 2012 Wed, August 15, 2012
Wed, October 3, 2012 Wed, September 12, 2012
Wed, November 7, 2012 Wed, October 17, 2012
Wed, December 5, 2012 Wed, November 14, 2012

*Denotes a schedule change due to a holiday.

All applicants filing materials to the Planning Board must do so by the submission deadline which is twenty-one (21) days prior to the meeting.

Related Areas:  Planning, Land Use Boards

Business Expo 2011

Street SignsYour business is important!  Show off your business on Wednesday, June 29th as part of the 2011 Mount Vernon Business Expo.  We are encouraging you to open your doors and invite the public in for a “Behind the Scenes Showcase” of your Mount Vernon business location.

Register by June 20, 2011.  Participants receive:

  • A Showcase exterior display sign
  • Posting of your business’s name and web address on the 2011 Business Expo web site
  • A 10% discount for first time Chamber of Commerce membership
  • One free ticket to the 2011 Business Expo breakfast

Participation fee is $50.00.  Call 914-667-7500 or send an email to

Sponsored by the City of Mount Vernon
and the Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce

Fiscal Year 2011 Action Plan Ready for Review

The City of Mount Vernon, through the Department of Planning and Community Development (“PCD”), is advising the citizens that Year 2011 Action Plan document is available for review and comments. Year 2010 federal allocations are estimated to be follows: $1,942,598 Community Development Block Grants (“CDBG”) and $691,168 HOME Investment Partnerships (“HOME”) programs.

The 2011 Action Plan describes the specific activities to be undertaken under the CDBG and HOME. The plan was developed after two (2) public hearings were held to obtain the views of citizens on housing and community development needs, including non-housing community development needs and the proposed use of federal funds and objectives.

The majority of the activities will take place in the CDBG target area principally benefiting low and/moderate income persons, aid in the prevention or elimination of slum and blight and to address other community development need having a particular urgency that is not addressed by other financial resources.

The 2011 Action Plan will be available for review and comments for a 30-day period from Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at the office of PCD. All comments must be submitted by May 27, 2011 in writing to the Department of Planning and Community Development, City Hall, Roosevelt Square-2nd fl., Mt. Vernon, NY 10550 – Att: Carmen Sylvester, Executive Director.

2011 Draft Action Plan

Mayor Young Applauds Memorial Field Funding

Mount Vernon, New York — Mayor Clinton Young, Jr. said he is very pleased that the Mount Vernon City Council finally approved additional funding and BID documents for Memorial Field. Last night at their regularly scheduled meeting, the City Council enacted resolutions for $1.5 million in additional funding and approve construction BID documents for the new Memorial Field.

The new funding will complete the City’s $3 million contractual obligation to the overall project outlined in the Inter-municipal Agreement with the County. The additional capital funding will add:

  • Field lighting
  • An upgraded score board
  • Away team bleachers
  • An additional ticket booth and concession stand
  • Satellite rest room

“These items were always apart of the base structure of the field. I’m pleased that we were able to resolve the remaining issues with the City Council and move on,” stated Mayor Young. “Now hopefully we can begin constructing this magnificent stadium without any further delays.”

Memorial Field has been a municipal park since the early 1930’s, but was significantly deteriorating and had structural and environmental concerns. The Mayor Clinton I. Young, Jr. and Westchester County Board of Legislators Vice Chairman Lyndon Williams envisioned converting the site into the premier sports and entertainment venue in Westchester County. The Stadium at Memorial Field facility will provide active and passive recreation for all ages and will serve as a critical component to the revitalization of the downtown Mount Vernon Area.

For more information on programs and events in Mount Vernon, call (914) 665-2300 or visit our website at

Park Avenue Bridge Opens


The century-old Park Avenue Bridge in Mount Vernon, which carries vehicular traffic over the MTA Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line, reopened Monday after a 16-month replacement project.

Trucks, school buses and emergency vehicles, which had been banned from the old bridge because it could not bear the weight, will now be able to use the new, three-span bridge, improving traffic flow and reducing emergency response time in the city.

Mount Vernon Mayor Clinton I. Young, Jr. stated “The Park Avenue Bridge is a major conduit in our city, which connects many residents and commuters to our downtown business district. The reopening of the bridge marks a crucial step towards strengthening our infrastructure. I commend Metro North and the New York State Department of Transportation for partnering with us to bring this project to fruition.”

“This new bridge will protect the railroad tracks below as well as restore normal traffic patterns to the city and eliminating the need for detours over adjacent bridges,” said Metro-North President Howard Permut. “It’s good for the city and good for the railroad.”

A new superstructure was erected and the substructure was rehabilitated. Sidewalks and fences were replaced and drainage was installed to protect the tracks below. A water main and telephone conduits were replaced and new electrical conduits were installed. Telephone and electrical work was paid for by private utility companies while the water main was replaced as part of the project.