Celebrating Outstanding Contributions to Planning in Westchester County
Planning Achievement Awards
Town of New Castle | South Greeley Parking Lot Consolidation
The Town of New Castle succeeded in unifying a collection of uncoordinated, poorly designed parking lots into a cohesive, functional design by negotiating cooperation among eleven individual owners of the abutting lots.
Village of Ossining | Architectural Design Guidelines
The Village of Ossining created model guidelines that will ensure the village will maintain its architectural character and achieve design excellence in newly created buildings.
Village of Ossining Architectural Guidelines
Village of Pelham Manor | Business District Revitalization
The Village of Pelham Manor attracted major retailers and top notch developers to redevelop a declining industrial section of the village while maintaining high design and technical standards.
Pelham Manor – Business District Revitilization
City of White Plains | East Post Road Comprehensive Planning and Plan Implementation
The City of White Plains successfully implemented its comprehensive plan by transforming several underutilized and vacant parcels into parking spaces for White Plains Hospital and the surrounding residential and retail community, and by providing for an 86-unit assisted living facility.
White Plains – East Post Road Plan
City of Yonkers | Downtown Form-Based Zoning Code
The City of Yonkers, to revitalize and transform its downtown, created a new form based zoning district which allows for a wide variety of permissible uses while preserving the character of the downtown. This zoning provides for a high degree of certainty of what can be developed on each lot and for the pre-development review of each site.
Commendations for Outstanding Planning Achievement
Village of Rye Brook Fair and Affordable Housing Floating Zone District
The Village of Rye Brook’s pro-active stance on the issue of providing and promoting fair and affordable housing resulted in the creation of a floating zone tailored for affordable housing developments.
Village of Mamaroneck Restoration and Adaptive Reuse of the Mamaroneck Train Station
The Village of Mamoronexk stressed historic preservation and adaptive reuse in the rebirth of the 19th century Richardsonian train station turned restaurant.
Village of Mamaroneck Comprehensive Plan
The Village of Mamoroneck’s Comprehensive Plan update exemplifies progressive planning theory and techniques into a unified, actionable plan.
Westchester County “Brook” at Tibbetts Brook Park
The Westchester County Parks, Recreation and Conservation renovated the 81-year old public pool in the City of Yonkers into an impressive aquatic recreation facility worthy of inclusion into any top resort or theme park.
Westchester County & Village of Port Chester Fox Commons Townhomes & Edgewood Park Improvements
The Westchester County Department of Planning partnered with the Village of Port Chester to create 35 affordable townhomes on an unused residual lot and provide enhancements to a neighboring park.
Distinguished Citizen Planner Awards
|C. Alan Mason
Town of Mamaroneck Planning Board
and Coastal Zone Management Commission
Alan Mason contributed his time, energy, and knowledge to the betterment of the Town of Mamaroneck and has played a critical role in addressing flooding in his community. He served on the Town Planning Board from 2003 – 2011 and as a member of the Water Control Commission from 1976 – 1981. He chaired the Coastal Zone management Commission from 1982 – 1984 and continued to serve as a member until 2002.
City of White Plains Planning Board & Zoning Board of Appeals
John Garment has contributed to the thoughtful development of the City of White Plains for more than 25 years. He served on the city’s Planning Board from 1994 – 2006, and as Chairman from 2006 – 2010 and was instrumental in the 1997 revision of the city’s Comprehensive Plan and the 2006 update. He served on the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals from 1985 – 1994 and on the Capital Projects Review Board.
|President’s Award for Distinguished Service
Cheryl Winter Lewy
Cheryl Winter Lewy has utilized her great creativity and enthusiasm in a wide variety of issues and interests to make Westchester a better place to live, work, and visit. Her insights and knowledge of local governments provided vision and direction to the County Planning Board over her nine years of service, beginning in 2003, and as Chair from 2004 – 2011. Her commitment to good planning was demonstrated in her advancement of the Westchester 2025: Plan Together initiative, a new model for regional long-range land use planning. She assisted with the work of the Westchester Rockland Tappan Zee Futures Task Force and in engaging the I-287 communities in discussions of transit oriented development. Ms. Lewy served as Mayor of the Village of Larchmont from 1992 – 2001.
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