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 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. 

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 Norma V. Drummond by e-mail at .


Planning Board Members
Richard Hyman, Chair Port Chester  
Dwight Douglas, Vice Chair Peekskill  
James Arndt                                    White Plains  
Robert Baron Dobbs Ferry  
Holly Hasbrouck North Castle  
Bernard Thombs Mount Pleasant  
Renee Toback Yonkers  
Andrea Carapella Rendo Lewisboro  
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


2019 Referral Response Letters

 Monthly Reports

Planning Board Meeting Videos



April 7, 2020 Tentative Agenda
September 25, 2019 Minutes
August 6, 2019 Minutes
July 2, 2019 Minutes
June 4, 2019 Minutes
May 7, 2019 Minutes
Apr 2, 2019 Minutes
Mar 5, 2019 Minutes
Feb 5, 2019 Minutes
2018 Planning Board Minutes
2017 Planning Board Minutes
2016 Planning Board 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
Sep 16 - Oct 15, 2019 Referrals Report
Aug 16 - Sep 15, 2019 Referrals Report
July 16 - Aug 15, 2019 Referrals Report
Jun 16 - July 15, 2019 Referrals Report
May 16 - Jun 15, 2019 Referrals Report
Apr 16 - May 15, 2019 Referrals Report
Mar 16 - Apr 15, 2019 Referrals Report
Feb 16 - Mar 15, 2019 Referrals Report
Jan 16 - Feb 15, 2019 Referrals Report
Jan 1 - Jan 15, 2019 Referrals Report
2018 Referrals Report
2017 Referrals Report
2016 Referrals Report
2015 Referrals Report
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