The county Planning Board usually meets the first Tuesday of every month at 8:30 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: 2019 and 2020.  See also the additions to the 2019 Planning Board Review.  See the Planning Board Review of Westchester Community College’s Capital Projects Requests for the following academic years: 2018/2019, 2019/2020.
  • 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 Referrals.  

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. 

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 by the County Executive and confirmed by the Board of Legislators. By law, four of the nine must be residents of any cities in Westchester, two must be residents of anytown (outside of any village), villages and three must be residents.

The remaining three members, voting and ex-officio, are the commissioners of the departments of Environmental Facilities, Public Works and Parks, Recreation & 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. The board's operation is governed by "Rules of Procedure - Westchester County Planning Board." 

For information, contact Blanca P. Lopez by e-mail at .


Planning Board Members
Richard Hyman, Chair Port Chester  
Bernard Thombs, Vice Chair Mount Pleasant  
James Arndt                                    White Plains  
Robert Baron Dobbs Ferry  
Holly Hasbrouck North Castle  
Renee Toback Yonkers  
Daniel Finger Scarsdale  
Ximena Francella New Rochelle  
Ex-Officio Members
Vincent F. Kopicki Commissioner of Environmental Facilities  
Kathleen O'Connor Commissioner of Parks, Recreation & Conservation  
Hugh Greechan Commissioner of Public Works & Transportation  


Upcoming Planning Board Agenda
and Approved Minutes


Referral Response Letters

Planning Board Meeting Videos



July 6, 2021 Tentative Agenda
February 2, 2021 Minutes
January 5, 2021 Minutes
December 1, 2020 Minutes
November 4, 2020 Minutes
October 6, 2020 Minutes
September 1, 2020 Minutes
August 4, 2020 Minutes
July 7, 2020 Minutes
June 5, 2020 Minutes
May 5, 2020 Minutes
April 7, 2020 Minutes
March 3, 2020 Minutes

2023 Referral Response Letters

2022 Referral Response Letters

2021 Referral Response Letters


June 1, 2021
May 4, 2021
April 6, 2021
March 2, 2021
February 2, 2021
January 5, 2021
December 1, 2020
November 4, 2020
October 6, 2020
September 1, 2020
August 4, 2020
July 7, 2020
June 23, 2020
May 5, 2020
April 7, 2020
March 3, 2020
February 4, 2020
November 6, 2019
August 6, 2019
July 2, 2019
June 4, 2019
May 7, 2019
April 2, 2019
March 5, 2019
February 2, 2019
November 5, 2018
October 2, 2018
September 5, 2018
August 7, 2018
July 10, 2018
June 5, 2018
May 1, 2018

For minutes of past Planning Board meetings, please contact Michael Lipkin at (914) 995-2411 or e-mail

For the Report of the Westchester County Planning Board on 2022 Capital Project Requests, please contact Michael Lipkin at (914) 995-4411 or e-mail at

For the Report of the Westchester County Planning Board on the Westchester Community College 2020/2021 Capital Project Requests, dated February 4, 2020, please contact Michael Lipkin at (914) 995-4411 or e-mail at

For the Monthly Reports on Referrals, please contact Michael Vernon at (914) 995-2085 or e-mail