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 

Review the Village's plan that emerged from the 2021-2022 visioning process:

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.

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.

New flood warning gauges are critical to keeping Sidney safe!

50%

Village Land in High-Risk Floodplain

140

Acres in the Sidney GreenPlain

3,800

Residents

1

Village for Us to Love and Protect

Local Waterfront Revitalization Program

A new land and water strategy for Sidney's Susquehanna riverfront is being developed under a grant provided by New York State Department of State (DOS).

Sidney GreenPlain community meeting at the firehouse.

Envisioning Sidney's Resilient Riverfront

This 2021 initiative with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) offered 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.

RESILIENT SIDNEY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN & ZONING CODE 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’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.

New York Forward

Help shape Sidney's proposal to New York Forward for $4.5 million to invest in downtown revitalization. NY Forward builds on the State's DRI program and seeks to  "invigorate and enliven downtowns in New York’s smaller and rural communities—the type of downtowns found in villages, hamlets and other small, neighborhood-scale municipal centers."

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.

  • Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP)  – A new land and water strategy for Sidney's Susquehanna riverfront is being developed under a grant provided by New York State Department of State (DOS).  Village Lead: John Redente and Clarissa Walrath. Project Manager: Margaret Irwin, River Street Planning. ​

  • 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.​​