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Public Hearing on Comprehensive Plan

May 24, 2019


 The Canton Comprehensive Plan Committee will hold a public hearing on the Draft Comprehensive Plan for the Town of Canton, Village of Canton and Village of Rensselaer Falls. The public hearing is scheduled for Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 6:30 PM at the Canton Municipal Building, 60 Main Street, Canton. Information boards about the plan will be available for review at an open house prior to the start of the public hearing from 6:00-6:30 PM. A brief overview of the draft plan will be provided by the project team.

Hard copies of the Draft Canton Comprehensive Plan are available for public review in the Offices of the Clerks at the Canton Municipal Building, 60 Main Street, Canton and the Rensselaer Falls Municipal Office, 212 Rensselaer Street, Rensselaer Falls. A hard copy is also available at the Canton Free Library, 8 Park Street, Canton.  Click here for a digital copy of the Canton Comprehensive Plan Draft and  Draft Appendices.

A Comprehensive Plan is a blueprint for the future of a community. The Plan provides a framework for the future in the areas of land use, economic growth, resiliency and sustainability, community identity, and transportation and mobility. The draft Comprehensive Plan includes a series of recommendations intended to achieve the vision of Canton based on the culmination of two years of existing conditions analyses, public engagement and stakeholder input. Real Estate is an important part of this mix and strongly influences the health of our economy and quality of life in our community. We must create a plan that allows us to proactively manage our growth and change while preserving our unique character. This will require difficult choices about how we want to grow and where we want to direct our limited resources. The goal of the Comprehensive Plan is to provide a framework for these choices that reflects our community’s values and vision.

The Town and Villages have established a Comprehensive Plan Committee that is working with a team of planning, design, and engineering specialists led by M.J. Engineering and Land Surveying, P.C. and supported by River Street Planning and Development. This project is funded by the New York State Department of State under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund.

More information about upcoming meetings and project updates will be available on the project website at

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