Public meetings to finalize Binghamton's comprehensive plan

By Kelly McCarthy

March 24, 2014 Updated Mar 24, 2014 at 6:04 PM EST

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Binghamton Mayor Rich David outlined a future plan for the city and thinks it’s not complete without public feedback.

Binghamton's comprehensive plan is meant to guide the city's growth and development.

The comprehensive plan is divided into seven mini-plans, focusing on economic development, housing, transportation, infrastructure, environment & open space, land use & zoning and community building.

David said he's reaching out to the public in hopes of getting a broad range of feedback before any final decisions are made.

"It is critical that they are aware of everything that is included in there an have an opportunity to voice their input," David said, "Things they support maybe things they'd like to see changed, or if there's anything that's not included in there that they would like to see addressed, this is an opportunity to provide that input."

There will be five public meetings held to get feedback before the comprehensive plan goes to city council for a vote. City council is expected to vote on the plan in July.

Monday, May 5, 6:30 p.m. - Planning Commission Public Hearing, City Council Chambers

Wednesday, May 7, 6:30 p.m. - City Council Public Hearing 1, City Council Chambers

Monday, May 12, 5 p.m. - Joint City Council & Planning Commission Session 1, Broome County Public Library, Decker Room

Wednesday, May 14, 5 p.m. - Joint City Council & Planning Commission Session 2, Broome County Public Library, Decker Room

Wednesday, June 18, 6:30 p.m. - City Council Public Hearing 2, City Council Chambers