plan makes growth thoughtful, understandable, and predictable.
plan shows that a community is managing its future, and knows where it
is going. A plan attracts investment and wins support for community
In New York State, the comprehensive plan is the
policy foundation upon which communities are built. It is a long-term
“roadmap” for growth–-a guide for decisions and actions by local
government officials in shaping the future of their
municipality. A comprehensive plan identifies needs and
recommends goals, objectives, and strategies to improve the community
for the health, safety, and general welfare of its residents.
Town of Peru is authorized to develop and adopt a comprehensive plan by
New York State Town Law Section 272-a. Although
the comprehensive plan, itself, is not local law, the plan will be
implemented through local laws and through local government
initiatives. State statutes also require that all land-use laws in a
municipality be consistent with its comprehensive plan.
Advantages of a
consensus and broad support for common goals.
the basis for logically consistent regulatory programs.
government agencies involved in planning capital projects within the
town must first take the comprehensive plan into consideration.
community resources, and advances desired growth and development.
Open Space Plan
The Open Space
Plan sets forth a more detailed plan of action to identify and protect
the Town’s natural resources and other special environmental features.
The Town of Peru Comprehensive Plan (adopted in 2006) establishes the
full set of vision, goals, and tools Peru should implement to meet
community goals. This plan builds on and extends the analysis of the
Comprehensive Plan. The purpose of this Plan is to identify, evaluate,
and prioritize resources, establish preservation goals, and guide the
implementation of an open space program. The Plan identifies parcels
with significant resource value and open space potential, and offers a
‘preservation toolbox’ for the town to follow over the next five to ten
years. Implementation of the Open Space Plan will achieve previously
recommended preservation goals set forth in the Town’s Comprehensive
Space Plan Draft
Rodney Brown (Chair), Adele Douglas
(Secretary), Jane Brelia, James Falvo,
Nan Stolzenburg (Consultant)