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The City of Rensselaer Final Draft Open Space Plan (OSP) has been completed and is available for review and comment.  All comments provided by March 22, 2024 will be shared with the Steering Committee, Planning Commission and Common Council.  The Plan was funded through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Hudson River Estuary Program (HREP). The OSP comes as a follow up to the City of Rensselaer 2021 Natural Resource Inventory.

The purpose of the Open Space Plan is to educate and engage residents on the current and future state of Rensselaer's natural spaces and public parks to identify local priorities that will help enhance community resilience and climate preparedness in the City. 

The purpose of the Open Space Plan is to educate and engage residents on the current and future state of Rensselaer's natural spaces and public parks to identify local priorities that will help enhance community resilience and climate preparedness in the City. 

ALL COMMENTS MUST BE SENT TO THE CITY OF RENSSELAER PLANNING DEPARTMENT NO LATER THAN MARCH 22, 2023 AT 3:00 PM

 

 

       Click email address below to send comments

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Where are Rensselaer's open spaces?

Open spaces include parks, nature trails, and undeveloped areas. Click the button below for a map of Rensselaer's local parks and natural habitats! 

Where are Rensselaer's developed areas?

Rensselaer's developed areas include the built environment. This includes any areas made impermeable by any combination of roads/pavement, side walks, commercial, and residential buildings. Our developed areas are important to the OSP because these are the spaces where Rensselaer residents conduct their daily lives. "Greening" these areas makes them more beautiful and more resilient to the impacts of climate change! 

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How can I get involved?

There will be extensive opportunities for interested members of the public to get involved! Click the link below for meeting dates, meeting notes, public participation materials, public surveys, and more! 

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