March 20, 2024
PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEIDATE RELEASE
Contact: Norabelle Greenberger, Labella Associates, 518-824-1933, ngreenberger@labellapc.com

COMMUNITY INPUT SOUGHT ON DRAFT ENVISION SCOTIA PLAN

SCOTIA, NY – After a year of research, meetings, and public engagement, the draft Envision Scotia plan is available to review on the plan website: http://www.envisionscotia.com.

Envision Scotia is a comprehensive planning effort aimed at attracting investment and revitalizing the Village of Scotia. The plan gathers and presents the extensive research and analysis performed to identify community existing conditions and market trends, community input and feedback received through meetings and the public engagement survey, and all advisory committee input received through the planning process. The plan concludes with several goals, strategies, and implementation steps for spurring growth and development in the Village.

The plan is being funded through a $200,000 New York State Department of State’s Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) Program grant. Since the program began in 2005, the program has distributed $45 million across the State for planning and pre-development activities. While historically focused on brownfield sites, the program has evolved over time to take a more general look at opportunities for investment and revitalization of underutilized, abandoned, or vacant sites.

Community members can help turn the plan into action by reviewing the plan and providing input on the goals and strategies to help refine the vision for Scotia. Community members can also provide feedback during an open house on Monday, April 15th, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall, 4 No Ten Broeck St. The deadline for providing comments on the plan is Friday, April 19th.

“The Envision Scotia Advisory Committee and I are excited to share the draft Envision Scotia plan with the community,” said Village Mayor David Bucciferro. “We believe the plan represents the first step in a bright future for the Village. It would not be as comprehensive and impactful without all the community engagement we have received to this point. We welcome the community’s thoughts and ideas on the draft plan and look forward to working with everyone to bring this vision to life over the coming years.”

For more information about Envision Scotia and to view or download the draft plan, visit the plan website: http://www.envisionscotia.com.

If you have questions or wish to provide feedback on the plan, please contact
Norabelle Greenberger, AICP at (518) 824-1933 or ngreenberger@labellapc.com.