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Staten Island North Shore - Land Use & Transportation Study
Public Engagement


Overview   Public Engagement   Advisory Committee

North Shore 2030 is the result of an extensive, two-year community engagement effort. The vision and implementation framework relied upon the input of a broad and diverse group of individuals, including North Shore residents and business owners who participated in public workshops, listening sessions and civic organizations, as well as elected officials and public agencies who lent their expertise to the study’s Community and Technical Advisory Committees.

November 2010 Open Houses
NYCDCP and NYCEDC held two public meetings in November 2010 to present the draft recommendations, get feedback, and establish priorities for implementation. Following the presentation, participants were broken into discussion groups based on neighborhoods. The groups, after discussing the draft recommendations and overall vision, focused on identifying key short term priorities which could be implemented in the next 3-5 years.

Feedback from the public meetings was utilized to finalize North Shore 2030 and identify key short-term commitments to kick-start the vision.

2009 Open Houses and Visioning Sessions
Two rounds of public Open Houses and Visioning sessions were held on April and November 2009 to gain an understanding of the community’s needs a vision for the North Shore for over the next 20 years. In addition, NYCEDC and NYCDCP held numerous listening sessions with local stakeholders, including representatives of North Shore neighborhood groups, the maritime industry, environmental groups, local civic organizations and Community Board 1. These meetings helped identify potential future land uses and infrastructure investments, and suggestions gathered from the public were incorporated into the draft recommendations presented in November 2010.

The presentations from these early public meetings may be viewed at NYCEDC’s website.

Budget Game
At the November 2009 Open House and Visioning session, the community was invited to participate in the Budget Game, an exercise developed to help prioritize infrastructure, investments, and land use decisions on the North Shore. Presented with an imaginary budget of $500 and a list of possible projects, participants were asked to decide how to spend their budget. The main categories featured proposed improvements in mobility, the creation and retention of jobs, the revitalization of commercial centers, and the restoration and provision of open space, all of which addressed issues raised by stakeholders in previous meetings. The projects varied from short-term, less expensive improvements to long-term, budget intensive projects. In groups, the participants were asked to reach a consensus on how their budget would be spent.  The results of the Budget Game helped identify community priorities and informed the draft recommendations presented in November 2010.

To view the Budget Game exercise and the results, please click on the links below.

Budget Game
PDF Document View Budget Game
Budget Result
PDF Document View Budget Game Results

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