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NEW ONSITE: Mid-Hudson Sustainability and Smart Growth Toolkit

Project Summary: Led by Orange County, the project will begin by researching amendments to municipal plans, policies, and codes administered by Orange County, the City of Newburgh, the Town of Warwick, and the Village of Warwick. This work will then be used to demonstrate best management practices for the full range of local governments (counties, cities, villages. and towns), using the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Neighborhood Development standards, Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED®) for Neighborhood Development (LEED ND) Floating Zone, the award-winning Orange County Design Guide and other best practice resources from around the region and the nation. Finally, the best practices and lessons learned in this initiative will be disseminated to other local governments in Orange County and in the adjoining Mid-Hudson region through an extensive education and outreach campaign. The work plan includes creating a best-practices resource kit that can be used across the region and state, as well as a robust program of engagement throughout the project. The engagement will include peer expert groups, such as the USGBC and the City University of New York (CUNY), and local stakeholders to encourage adoption of these best-practices at the local level. Detailed revisions to the existing plans, policies, regulations, and administrative procedures and development of training and communication tools will also be part of this project.

NYSERDA II: Municipal Sources to Audit
*bold text indicated emphasis from Orange County staff.           

Municipality  Regulations
State of New York
NYS Climate Smart Communities 
Climate Smart Communities Toolkit 
Village of Warwick Website
Comprehensive Plan
Municipal Code  
Zoning Map
Town of Warwick 

Comprehensive Plan
Design Guidelines
Commercial/Mixed Use Design Standards
Municipal Code
Zoning Map

City of Newburgh Website
Municipal Code 
Zoning Map
Future Land Use Plan
East End Historic District Map
Colonial Terraces Design District Map
Local Waterfront Revitalization Program
Master Plan  
County of Orange      General

Comprehensive Plan, 2010
Open Space Plan, 2004
Water Master Plan, 2010                                                

County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Plan 2013/2014
Legislative Actions
Long Range Transportation Plan
Green Building and Environmental Protection Policy