PLANNING PROJECTS

Long term plans for the City of Rensselaer

COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING

The city's current comprehensive plan was created in 2006. The planning department is in the preliminary stages of updating this plan. More information will be provided as this effort continues to develop.

NATURAL RESOURCES INVENTORY

The City of Rensselaer's goal for the Natural Resources Inventory is to collect, visualize, and interpret data that will provide a basis for sustainability and climate resiliency to be heavily incorporated into our long-term planning efforts.

STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN

The City of Rensselaer has developed, planned and implemented a Stormwater Management Plan to address pollutants of concern and reduce pollutant discharges from their small MS4 system to the maximum extent practicable, to protect water quality and to satisfy the appropriate water quality requirements of the Environmental Conservation Law and the Clean Water Act.

LOCAL WATERFRONT REVITALIZATION PLAN (LWRP)

The LWRP is a comprehensive waterfront management program based on the policies of the New York State Coastal Management Program (NYS CMP). 

BROWNFIELD OPPORTUNITY AREA PLAN (BOA)

The Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) Program was established by the Superfund/Brownfield Law in October 2003 and later revised by the Brownfield Reform Law of 2008. The Superfund/Brownfield legislation amended the General Municipal Law (Article 18-C), which authorizes municipalities to pursue redevelopment and revitalization of economically distressed areas, by adding Section 970-r, to create the BOA Program. The Program provides resources to New York communities to establish effective revitalization strategies that return dormant and blighted parcels into productive, catalytic properties. Our goal is to work in partnership with local communities and organizations to develop and realize a community vision for redevelopment and community revitalization.