Comprehensive Plan

2020 Comprehensive Plan

Information for the Town's 2020 Comprehensive Plan is available under Projects of Community Interest.

2010 Comprehensive Plan

The 2010 Comprehensive Plan was adopted by the Town Board on February 2, 2011.  Copies are available for viewing at the Town Clerk's Office, the Library, and at the below link. 

2010 Comprehensive Plan
2010 Comprehensive Plan - Appendix

From August 5, 2010 until September 17, 2010 the Town Board held a public comment period.  During this period comments were collected by the Planning Department and provided to the Town Board for their consideration.  On August 30, 2010 a public hearing was held, during which all interested persons were heard.  Once the public comment period ended, staff began the process of compiling said public comments and drafting a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement.  On October 4, 2010 the Town Board met in a worksession to work towards the adoption of a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement by considering all public input and developing their responses to all substantive comments.   

Comprehensive Plan Process

The Comprehensive Plan Committee was appointed by the Town Board on May 7, 2008 to update the 2000 Comprehensive Plan now in effect.  A Comprehensive Plan is the legal foundation for all land use decisions and guidelines for development. The Town of Penfield strives to update this important planning document approximately every 10 years.  The committee was chaired by County Legislator Debbie Drawe and assisted by John Steinmetz of Steinmetz Planning Group and Matt Ingalls of Ingalls Planning and Design as consultants. This update Committee consisted of 20 individuals who volunteered their time to take on this important process.  The Town Board worked to put together a Committee consisting of a broad cross-section of residents living within Penfield.  In this consultant-led, staff-assisted process, the Committee spent 23 months developing the Draft 2010 Comprehensive Plan to provide to the Town Board for their consideration. Throughout this process there have been many opportunities for public input such as community forums, youth workshops, land use workshops, focus group meetings, and public hearings.  If you would like to be notified of updates to this webpage, please send an e-mail to with "add to Comp Plan Distribution List" in the subject line.  In an effort to keep all interested parties informed, we will gladly copy you in on e-mail notifications regarding the Comprehensive Plan.  

Documents of Interest

Previous Comprehensive Plans
Environmental Review Summary
Final Scoping Outline - July 7, 2010
Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement - August 4, 2010
Public Hearing Video - August 30, 2010
Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement - January 19, 2011
Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement - January 19, 2011 - smaller version, without appendices
Findings Statement - February 2, 2011 

Committee Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes Portfolio (2008 - 2010)

*Meeting Minutes do not contain attachments unless otherwise noted

Committee Members for 2010 Comprehensive Plan:
Jim Boyd, Arsen Markarian, Jerry Poslusny, Ruth Grace, Rosanne Cohen, Paul Craig, Michael Quinn, Mike Belgiorno, Jim Paduchowski, Kevin Kane, Mike Guyon, Bob Keiffer, Dave Woodward, Debbie Drawe, David Bay, Dr. Joyce McChesney, Donna Tydings, Anthony LaFountain, Don Maggio, Robert Quinn, Dan Viola

Please direct any comments, concerns, or questions that you may have regarding the current comprehensive plan to the Planning Department.