Friday, June 8, 2012; 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
201 Tresser Blvd, Stamford, CT (map)
The fifth steering committee meeting for the New York - Connecticut Sustainable Communities Consortium will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, June 8, 2012 in the first floor auditorium of Purdue Pharma, 201 Tresser Blvd, Stamford, CT. The public can also listen to the meeting and comment during the Public Participation segment by calling 1-866-214-0726 and using access code 351849. Please call in 5-10 minutes before 10:00 AM and you will be placed on hold until the meeting begins. Continental breakfast will be served starting 9:30 am. The agenda is available for viewing.
The meeting will consist of briefings on projects in the Consortium's work program. Presentations will review status of Connecticut projects and analyses of existing regional plans and regional fair housing needs. Action items will include resolutions on the selection of professional firms, consortium goals and milestones, and data management. There will also be an update on the North Jersey Sustainable Communities Consortium. For more information, please contact Brian Dennis, firstname.lastname@example.org, 917.546.4316.
This unprecedented bi-state collaboration is made possible by a $3.5 million HUD Sustainable Communities grant. Activities that will be undertaken include large-scale transit-oriented development and neighborhood sustainability projects at key nodes in the MTA Metro-North Railroad and MTA Long Island Rail Road commuter rail systems, strategies to advance climate resilience, open space protection and access to affordable housing, and enhancements to existing regional sustainability plans.
The grant received by the Consortium is part of HUD's Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program to support more livable and sustainable communities across the country. The grants support the development and execution of regional plans intended to build economic competitiveness by connecting housing with good jobs, quality schools and transportation. They are part of the federal government's Partnership for Sustainable Communities, which works to coordinate federal housing, transportation, water, and other infrastructure investments to make neighborhoods more prosperous, allow people to live closer to jobs, save households time and money, and reduce pollution. More information on the partnership can be found at http://www.sustainablecommunities.gov/.
The Steering Committee is comprised of designees of the Consortium's Principals, representing the cities of New York, New Haven, Bridgeport, Norwalk, Stamford, Yonkers, White Plains, New Rochelle, and Mount Vernon; Nassau and Suffolk counties; the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC), South Western Region Planning Agency (SWRPA), Greater Bridgeport Regional Council (GBRC), South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG); and the Long Island Regional Planning Council (LIRPC) and Regional Plan Association (RPA).