Public Hearing on CDBG Action Plan FY 2012

Notice of Public Hearing

City of Mount Vernon

CDBG Annual Action Plan for Fiscal Year 2012

Thursday, August 11, 2011

3:00 P.M.

City Hall Council Chambers, 2nd floor
Roosevelt Square
Mount Vernon, NY 10550


Citizens of the City of Mount Vernon are urged to attend a public hearing conducted by the City of Mount Vernon Department of Planning and Community Development (PCD) to discuss the City’s Five Year Consolidated Plan 2010-2014 and the One-Year Action Plan for fiscal year 2012. At this public hearing, PCD Staff will obtain views from citizens, non-profit agencies, neighborhood associations, residents of public and assisted housing and other interested parties on housing, homeless, community development and economic development needs to be undertaken with federal funds under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), Emergency Shelter Grant Program (ESG), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) and Continuum of Care – Supportive Housing Program (SHP).

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Comprehensive Plan Status Report

The Mount Vernon Comprehensive Plan Status Report has been prepared to highlight the progress and accomplishments of the process in preparing e a new comprehensive plan since the official start of this initiative in February 2009. 

Through the efforts of the City’s Department of Planning and Community Development in conjunction with the City’s Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee and community volunteers, opportunities were provided for public participation to help shape the contents of a new comprehensive plan for the city. This document imparts the insights and desires on the future growth and development of Mount Vernon as expressed during public meetings, at focused stakeholder sessions, and in the results of a communitywide survey.

These comments have guided the Department of Planning and Community Development in determining a number of strategies for the creation of a new comprehensive plan for Mount Vernon including the:
Selection of planning themes for the city;
Identification of planning intensity areas with the city;
Creation of specific actions to guide future development;
Organization of the components of the plan; and
Seeking of financial resources to complete the plan.

The ultimate goal in preparing this status report is to provide a guide for drafting the City’s new comprehensive plan by validating and expanding upon the range of physical planning goals and objectives which were identified by community at large to date in the most efficient and fiscally responsible manner.

This report is organized using the proposed outline for the contents of the City’s new comprehensive plan.  Each item will be explained through statements on their  purpose, conclusions reached, proposed actions identified, associated planning document references.

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Status Report

Mount Vernon East BOA Prenomination Study

The Mount Vernon East BOA Pre-Nomination Study is a study completed by the City of Mount Vernon Department of Planning and Community Development.  The study was prepared for the Step 2 application to the New York State Brownfield Opportunity Areas grant program in December 2009.  The first component of the study provides a substantial amount of information about the City in general and the Mount Vernon East section of the City in particular.  Topics of the study include land use and zoning, demographics, natural resources, underutilized sites, land ownership, as well as preliminary analysis and recommendations for a more in-depth nomination study, and multiple maps detailing various conditions in the Downtown/Mount Vernon East section of the City.  The second component of the study is the Mount Vernon Action Plan, completed in March 2009 by the City College Architechtural Center for the City of Mount Vernon.  The Mount Vernon Action Plan was prepared with funds provided by the New York State Department of State under the Quality Communities Initiative.

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Mount Vernon East Pre-Nomination Study

Mount Vernon Action Plan


NYMTC Parking Management Workshop Final Report

Parking management strategies are techniques and tools that impact demand, location, time, cost, and supply of parking. Parking management strategies result in a better use of parking and transportation resources. Implementation of parking management strategies at a local level can enhance economic vitality, provide project mitigation and improve traffic circulation. At the regional level, the utilization of parking management strategies collectively improves regional transportation, air quality, and urban design.

On April 28, 2009, The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) in collaboration with the City of Mount Vernon and Westchester County sponsored a parking management workshop. The workshop was part of a series of workshops organized by NYMTC.  The workshops were a collaborative process based upon a community driven approach that involved the development of win-win projects, customized programs, maximization of economic incentives, creative employee parking programs and use of viable commute options. In all cases, a key element in a parking management plan is to identify who should be using the best parking spaces (such as customers, residents, owners, or employees)—identification of the primary target audience and user of the best parking spaces. The NYMTC parking program recommends a comprehensive on-street and off-street parking program that uses appropriate strategies to better use parking resources.

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Downtown Parking Management Workshop Final Report