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Posted on: November 23, 2021

City Hosts Informative & Interactive Public Workshop for One WP Comprehensive Plan Update

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ONE WHITE PLAINS Comprehensive Plan




The City of White Plains held the first public workshop associated with its One White Plains Comprehensive Plan update process last Thursday evening, November 18th. The One White Plains Opening Public Workshop took place at the White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) and saw enthusiastic public participation. 

Mayor Tom Roach said, “It was great to see so many White Plains residents come out and participate in our Opening Public Workshop. I saw and had the chance to speak with many active community members as well as quite a few residents who were participating for the first time. Throughout this process, which will continue in 2022, we hope to engage all residents, business owners, and other stakeholders to discuss their priorities for the city going forward and shape that feedback into a cohesive and comprehensive plan for the next 10-20 years.”

The evening started off with an informative presentation by Mayor Roach, Planning Commissioner Christopher Gomez, and BFJ Planner Simon Kates which included an overview of what a comprehensive plan is, how it is used, past planning efforts by the city, and what the city has done since launching One White Plains. Participants were then asked to visit interactive stations to provide their comments and feedback around what will be the thematic elements of the plan. These thematic elements are meant to encompass all aspects of how people experience White Plains. They include: 

  • GreenWP:  Limiting the impacts of climate change to ecological systems and the environment;
  • ConnectWP:  Providing an accessible, safe, pedestrian and multi-modal transportation network;
  • LiveWP:  Facilitating livable neighborhoods that offer a variety of housing options;
  • WorkWP:  Supporting a diverse economy, attracting jobs, and strengthening the role of White Plains as a regional economic hub;
  • PlayWP:  Enhancing the city’s network of parks, supporting recreational and cultural programming, and expanding arts and entertainment options; and
  • StrengthenWP:  Allocating public resources to address the physical and social infrastructure needs of the community. 

Didn’t have a chance to attend the Opening Public Workshop? You can still participate! Go to

Watch the video on the home page and then click the ‘Participate’ tab.


About the One White Plains Process – What we’ve done so far:
The launch of One White Plains was announced on June 16th. Since the process to update the Comprehensive Plan was announced, the city, along with its consultants BFJ Planning, has jumped into Phase I, called ‘Imagine White Plains.’ During this phase the city has focused on initial community engagement, including a Listening Tour (with 13 dates and locations around the city), a Visioning Survey, and research and review of prior planning studies in White Plains on the part of the One White Plains team. 
The November 18th public workshop wrapped up Phase I by presenting the draft Vision Statement and Planning Goals and gathering additional public feedback at interactive open house stations. 

Visit for more information about the process and to  share your input on the draft vision statement and elements. Still have questions? Please contact us at 

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