Comprehensive Plan Review Committee (CPRC)

BREAKING NEWS! (August 10, 2021)

Town Board Schedules Public Hearing on the Proposed Comprehensive Plan Update for September 1, 2021

The Comprehensive Plan Review Committee (CPRC) formally transmitted its Final Draft of the Comprehensive Plan Update to the Town Board on August 4, 2021.  The Town Board must now consider whether to adopt the Comprehensive Plan Update.

On August 4, the Town Board approved Resolution 8:4 - #6 of 2021 which, among other things, set a Public Hearing on the proposed Comprehensive Plan Update for September 1, 2021 at 7:00 PM in Town Hall, One Overocker Road, Poughkeepsie, New York. 

The proposed Comprehensive Plan Update, along with a Draft Full Environmental Assessment Form (FEAF) prepared by the Town’s consultant, is available for public review in the Office of the Town Clerk, and at the Poughkeepsie Public Library Boardman Road Branch.  These documents are also available below:   

If you wish to provide comments but cannot attend the Public Hearing in-person or via Zoom (see agenda for Zoom info), please email written comments to Felicia Salvatore by Tuesday, August 31, 2021 for distribution to members of the Town Board in advance of the meeting.


Note: The CPRC held its final meeting on June 30, 2021.

  • 5 pm
  • 4th Wednesday of every month
  • Town Hall, unless otherwise noted

The CPRC meetings are primarily intended to serve as working meetings for committee members. The meetings are open to the public, but they are not meant primarily to solicit public input. There will be, however, a specific place on the agenda for public comment at each meeting.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

  1. Bill Carlos

    Chair - CPRC

  1. James Challey

    Member - CPRC

  1. Yvonne Laube

    Member - CPRC

  1. Maribeth Rubenstein

    Member - CPRC

  1. Dan Salvatore

    Member - CPRC

  1. Ann Shershin

    Member - CPRC

  1. David Silver

    Member - CPRC

  1. Jeff Renihan

    Member - CPRC

  1. Carl Whitehead

    Member - CPRC

  1. Michael Welti, AICP

    Director of Municipal Development

  1. Kristen E. Taylor, AICP


  1. Eric Hollman


About the Town of Poughkeepsie Comprehensive Plan Review

Per Town Law, the Comprehensive Plan should be periodically reviewed and updated. Now that it has been over 10 years since the Town’s last Comprehensive Plan was prepared, and much has changed within the Town, a Comprehensive Plan Review Committee (CPRC) has been appointed by the Town Board. The CPRC, along with Town staff and input from members of the community itself, will work together to update the existing 2007 Town Comprehensive Plan. The update process evaluates existing conditions in order to establish clear goals and implementation measures for the future success of the Town.

A Plan in Progress

As information becomes available during the Comprehensive Plan Update process, will be posted.

Draft Existing Conditions Report

The CPRC has been working with Town staff and our consultants from Nelson, Pope, and Voorhis, LLC to prepare a Draft Existing Conditions Report. This report provides information about the current state of the Town of Poughkeepsie and is intended to help inform discussion about the future of our community. A final version of this report will eventually become a chapter or an appendix to the Comprehensive Plan Update. Due to file size, the draft report is presented by chapter.

Public Hearings

Formal public hearings will be held toward the end of the process, when the CPRC has prepared a Draft Plan and when the Town Board receives the Final Draft for adoption.

CPRC Planning & Design Workshop

In case you missed the Comprehensive Plan Virtual Workshop Number 2 on September 30th, you can enjoy it on the Town’s YouTube Channel. Even if you missed the workshop, we still want to hear from you! The workshop focused on areas identified as opportunities for redevelopment, and how said areas can be reimagined, redesigned, and redeveloped to achieve the plan’s vision for a more sustainable Town of Poughkeepsie. Elements of placemaking including walk and bike-ability, landscape, site use, and design were discussed. Two locations in Town were utilized as examples for discussion, Dutchess Plaza on Route 44 and the South Hills Mall on Route 9.

Please let us know about any opportunities that you are aware of or ideas that you have for the revitalization of each of these sites. For inspiration please check out the slideshow from the workshop (PDF).

Contact Us

The CPRC wants to hear from you. Please email the CPRC with any questions and/or comments.