Drawing of vision for Sidney GreenPlain, with boardwalk through wetlands, educational signage, outdoor venue and community center.
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RESILIENT SIDNEY
Community Inspired & Vision Driven 

Sidney’s new Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Code and the model Sidney GreenPlain Project, including a new initiative with The Nature Conservancy to revision the GreenPlain, will help the Village adapt to change and meet challenges with resilience.

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PRIORITY PROJECTS

In 2021, the Village was one of two communities awarded a grant from The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to ENVISION SIDNEY'S RESILIENT RIVERFRONT. 

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New flood warning gauges are critical to keeping Sidney safe!

Sidney’s new Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Code and the model Sidney GreenPlain Project, including a new initiative with The Nature Conservancy to Envision Sidney's Resilient Riverfront, will help the Village adapt to change and meet challenges with resilience.

50%

Village Land in High-Risk Floodplain

140

Acres in the Sidney GreenPlain

3,800

Residents

1

Village for Us to Love and Protect

Recent Events

Join Us at the Final 

COMMUNITY MEETING

Online Via Zoom

Thursday, March 24, 2022

7:00-8:30pm 

Sidney GreenPlain community meeting at the firehouse.

HELP ENVISION SIDNEY'S RESILIENT RIVERFRONT!

This 2021 initiative with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) offers an intensive revisioning of the Village of Sidney's 2014 Managed Retreat Program. 

SIDNEY GREENPLAIN

The Sidney GreenPlain project, recognized as a statewide and national model of green infrastructure floodplain reclamation, uses green infrastructure to reduce and treat stormwater at its source, improve the ecosystem, and offer opportunities for recreation, education, entertainment, and economic development that will be valuable assets to the Village, its neighbors and the region.

SIDNEY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE

The new comprehensive plan will be a consensus strategy of policies, programs and projects that advance the community’s vision and goals for an equitable, healthy and livable Village capable of adapting to change and meeting challenges with resilience.

SIDNEY ZONING CODE &

ORDINANCES

UPDATE

Sidney’s updated zoning code will maximize the resilient use and development of the Village’s land and water to achieve the vision, goals and strategies of the Comprehensive Plan.

Cross section of GreenPlain
 

ABOUT RESILIENT SIDNEY.

“Resilient Sidney” brings together many projects that the Village of Sidney is advancing that increase its ability to adapt to change and meet challenges with resilience including:

  • The Sidney GreenPlain Project – A climate adaptation initiative (managed retreat)  to relocate 100 families, buy out 140 properties and build upstate NY’s largest green infrastructure ecosystem on the Susquehanna riverfront. Village Lead: John Redente and Clarissa Walrath. Project Manager: Margaret Irwin, River Street Planning. Technical Team Manager: Andrew Bohne, PLACE Alliance Northeast.

  • Resilient Sidney Comprehensive Plan – The new comprehensive plan will be a consensus strategy of policies, programs and projects that advance the community’s vision and goals for an equitable, healthy and livable Village capable of adapting to change and meeting challenges with resilience. Supported by the Village and River Street Planning. Village Lead: John Redente and Clarissa Walrath. Consultant: River Street Planning & Development and team. River Street Team Lead: Margaret Irwin, Principal and Christina Snyder, Planner.  Comprehensive Plan Committee being formed.

  • Village of Sidney Resilient Zoning Code – Sidney’s updated zoning code will maximize the resilient use and development of the Village’s land and water to achieve the vision, goals and strategies of the Comprehensive Plan while focusing on equity, community health and climate adaptation. Supported by the Village of Sidney and River Street Planning. Village Lead: John Redente and Clarissa Walrath. Consultant: River Street Planning & Development and team.  River Street Team Lead: Monica Ryan, AICP. Zoning Committee being formed.​​