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County planning board

The county planning board usually meets the first Tuesday of every month at 8 a.m. in the William N. Cassella Conference, Room 420 of the county Planning Department, located at 148 Martine Ave. in White Plains.

Through the county commissioner of planning, department employees serve as staff for the planning board, carrying out research and assembling information and graphic material for board review and for presentations at board meetings. Department staff also conduct studies, prepare publications and implement policies on behalf of the planning board.

The Westchester County Planning Board is authorized by the county charter to:

  • Formulate and recommend major physical planning and development policies
  • Undertake capital program planning
  • Make recommendations on the capital budget. See the Planning Board Review of the Capital Projects Requests for the following years: 20162017 and 2018.  See also the additions to the 2017 Planning Board Review.  See the Planning Board Review of Westchester Community College’s Capital Projects Requests for the following academic years: 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018.
  • Review and comment on municipal planning and zoning actions. These actions often involve large-scale developments which are proposed throughout the county.  Read more about Municipal ReferralsView the interactive map of all currently proposed development projects that have received county Planning Board review.

An information manual (dated January 2014) provides extensive background on the operations, responsibilities and adopted policies of the county Planning Board. The manual also includes provisions of Westchester County Law and New York State Law that set forth the legal basis for planning board actions

The Westchester County Planning Board approved an amendment of Westchester 2025 Policies to Guide County Planning after a public hearing on Jan. 5, 2010. 

Upcoming Planning Board Agenda
and Approved Minutes

Planning Board Responses
to Municipal Referrals
Sept. 6, 2017 Minutes
April 4, 2017 Minutes
March 7, 2017 Minutes
Feb. 7, 2017 Minutes
2016 Planning Boad Minutes
2015 Planning Board Minutes
2014 Planning Board Minutes
2013 Planning Board Minutes
2012 Planning Board Minutes
2011 Planning Board Minutes
2010 Planning Board Minutes
2009 Planning Board Minutes
2008 Planning Board Minutes
2007 Planning Board Minutes
2006 Planning Board Minutes
2005 Planning Board Minutes
2004 Planning Board Minutes
2003 Planning Board Minutes
2002 Planning Board Minutes
2001 Planning Board Minutes
 
Aug. 16 - Sept. 15, 2017 Referrals Report
July 16 - Aug. 15, 2017 Referrals Report
June 16 - July 15, 2017 Referrals Report
May 16 - June 15, 2017 Referrals Report
April 16 - May 15, 2017 Referrals Report
March 16 - April 15, 2017 Referrals Report
Feb. 16 - March 15, 2017 Referrals Report
Jan. 16 - Feb. 15, 2017 Referrals Report
Oct. 16 - Dec. 31, 2016 Referrals Report
Sept. 16 - Oct. 15, 2016 Referrals Report
Aug. 16 - Sept. 15, 2016 Referrals Report
July 16 - Aug. 15, 2016 Referrals Report
June 16 - July 15, 2016 Referrals Report
May 16 - June 15, 2016 Referrals Report
April 16 - May 15, 2016 Referrals Report
March 16 - April 15, 2016 Referrals Report

Feb. 16 - March 15, 2016 Referrals Report

Jan. 16, 2016 - Feb. 15, 2016 Referrals Report

Jan. 1, 2016-Jan. 15, 2016 Referrals Report

Nov. 16, 2015-Dec. 31, 2015 Referrals Report

Oct. 16, 2015-Nov. 15, 2015 Referrals Report

Sept. 16, 2015-Oct. 15, 2015 Referrals Report

 

July 16, 2015-Aug 15, 2015 Referrals Report

June 16, 2015-July 15, 2015 Referrals Report

May 16, 2015-June 15, 2015 Referrals Report
June 2015 Referral Report
May 2015 Referral Report
April 2015 Referral Report
March 2015 Referral Report
February 2015 Referral Report
January 2015 Referral Report
December 2014 Referral Report
November 2014 Referral Report

The Planning Board
The Westchester County Planning Board, at full complement, consists of 12 members who serve staggered three-year terms. Nine of the members are private citizens, appointed to the board by the county executive and confirmed by the Board of Legislators. By law, four of the nine must be residents of any four cities in Westchester, two must be residents of any two county villages and three must be residents of areas outside any city or village.

The remaining three members, voting and ex-officio, are the commissioners of the departments of Environmental Facilities, Public Works, and Parks, Recreation and Conservation. A quorum consists of seven members, an absolute majority of the fully authorized membership of the board.

The county executive appoints the board chairperson. The board members elect the vice-chair. Board committees are formed on an ad-hoc basis depending on issues being studied. 

For information, contact Eileen Mildenberger by e-mail at .

 
Planning Board Members
 
James Arndt                                    White Plains  
Dwight Douglas, Vice Chair Peekskill  
Michael Camoia Harrison  
Holly Hasbrouck North Castle  
Jeremiah Lynch, Chair Pleasantville    
Mark Rosen Mamaroneck (Town)  
Neil J. Sullivan Yonkers  
Dennis A. Starr New Rochelle  
Andrea Carapella Rendo Lewisboro  
 
Ex-Officio Members
Vincent F. Kopicki Commissioner of Public Works and Transportation  
Kathleen O'Connor Commissioner of Parks, Recreation & Conservation  
Thomas Lauro Commissioner of Environmental Facilities  
     
 

The County Executive appoints the board chairperson. The board members elect the vice-chair. Board committees are formed on an ad-hoc basis depending on issues being studied. The board's operation is governed by "Rules of Procedure - Westchester County Planning Board."