Please note that the event will start at the Suffolk County Department of Health Services Auditorium (360 Yaphank Avenue, Yaphank NY 11980). We will then take a short walk over to the Suffolk County Farm and Education Center for the dedication ceremony. We hope to see you there!

The Long Island Regional Planning Council (LIRPC) is inviting proposals to assemble an inventory of waterfront uses for marinas and commercial fishing on Long Island.

Long Island’s coastal resources contribute significant benefits to Long Island’s regional economy especially in terms of coastal tourism, commerce and recreational services and result in expansion of businesses as well as improvement of aquatic ecosystems. Land use patterns and regulations vary by the many municipal jurisdictions on Long Island and this study will create a central database of waterfront uses and their associated zoning classification. The project will include an analysis and survey of waterfront areas /land parcels that currently exist as active commercial and municipally owned marinas and as commercial fishing facilities. This data will assist policymakers as they address coastal land use trends including these facilities being displaced by residential development.

The RFP and appendices can be downloaded hereProposals will be received until 4:00 p.m. on March 8, 2022.  Any late proposals will not be considered.

Requests for information pertinent to the preparation and submission of proposals and the procurement process are to be emailed no later than March 1, 2022 to:

Elizabeth Cole
Deputy Executive Director

As a reminder, New York State requires all Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals members to take four hours of educational training each year. New York State Department of State is hosting four online training sessions to help board members to satisfy this requirement. More information is available on the attached flyer and at the training link below.

December 7, 2021 Minute Taking & Other Essential Duties for Board Clerks and Secretaries 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM 1.5 hours training credit

December 14, 2021 Enforcement of Zoning and Other Local Laws 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM 2 hours training credit

January 4, 2022 Planning Board Overview 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM 2 hours training credit

January 11, 2022 Zoning Board of Appeals Overview 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM 2 hours training credit 

The training module for all sessions can be accessed at the following link: https://dos.ny.gov/events?f%5B0%5D=filter_term%3A2716

Thank you to everyone who RSVP’d for the Garvies Point Walking Tour. Unfortunately the weather forecast is not looking great for Friday, so we have made the decision to use our rain date of September 24, 2021.

The City of Glen Cove is hosting a Transportation Innovation Series, with several events planned over the next several weeks. Please see the Innovation Series flyer for more information. Link to register available HERE.

The next event (virtual webinar) is scheduled for Wednesday September 15, 2021 at 12PM. We hope to see you there!

Hi All!

After a long hiatus, we are very excited to announce our first in-person event of 2021! Please see event flyer for more information. Special thanks to Ann Fangmann for setting up this event. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Ann at afangmann@glencovecda.org. Hope to see you all on September 17th!

The New York State Climate Action Council (Council) is a 22-member committee that will prepare a Scoping Plan to achieve the State’s bold clean energy and climate agenda. The Council will also oversee the establishment of sector-specific advisory panels and working groups and will work in consultation with the Climate Justice Working Group and the Environmental Justice Advisory Group. 

The Climate Action Council will hold a meeting February 26, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. ET.

In keeping with measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19, the meeting will be held via teleconference. To observe the meeting, please use the WebEx information below. A recording of the meeting will be posted on the Climate Act website within three days of the meeting, or as soon as practicable.

Meeting Agenda [PDF]
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Event Number: 145 134 3284
Event Password: climate
Phone Number: +1-415-655-0003
Access Code: 145 134 3284

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The Preservation League of New York State is pleased to present a six-part virtual webinar series in partnership with the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation & the American Planning Association, New York Upstate Chapter.

Virtual Series Schedule

Technical Talks: Researching Your Historic House
January 25, 1:00 p.m.

Commercial Historic Tax Credit Webinar
Capital District/Adirondack region focus, all welcome
February 10, 2021 | 6:00 p.m.

Technical Talks: National Register Districts
February 22, 2021 | 12:00 p.m.

Homeowner Historic Tax Credit Webinar
Southern Tier focus, all welcome
March 10, 2021 | 6:00 p.m.

Technical Talks: Historic Windows
March 22, 2021 | 12:00 p.m.

For more detailed program descriptions and registration links, please visit the Sparking Recovery Through Preservation Virtual Series webpage.

AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for all programs in this series. Each of the (5) webinars is worth 1 CM credit. AICP CM credits can be logged at www.planning.org/cm. AICP members must be in attendance for the duration of the event to receive CM credits.

For planning and zoning board members, two courses from this webinar series will fulfill the four hour annual training requirement from New York State.

For more information, please visit: http://www.dos.ny.gov/lg/lut/index.html

The Long Island Regional Planning Council explores what local retail—and redevelopment—could look like in five years.

Is Long Island’s challenged brick-and-mortar retail sector a dinosaur headed to extinction—or does it present a transformational opportunity to reimagine development in Nassau and Suffolk counties? 

The Long Island Regional Planning Council (LIRPC) will discuss the challenges and opportunities during its panel discussion “Dinosaur or Dynamo? The Future of Long Island Retail” at 10 AM on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. This program may be eligible for self-reported CM credits.

The panelists are: 

  • Dave Ackerman – Director of Marketing, Samanea New York 
  • Jonathan E. Cohen – Vice President, Blumenfeld Development Group 
  • Pat Halpin – Managing Director, Mercury 
  • Sarah Lansdale – Director of Planning, Suffolk County 
  • Larry Rose – Principal, The Rose Group 
  • Sean Sallie – Deputy Commissioner for Planning, Nassau County 

Gary Lewi, Managing Director of Rubenstein PR, will moderate the panel. 


Wednesday, November 18, 10:00 AM to 12 PM. 


Virtual Meeting via Zoom 

Please click the link to join the webinar: https://vhb.zoom.us/j/98324233821?pwd=M2lxeldjS3RGaWUzWDVXdWJtTVl3QT09 

If prompted, enter password: 784251

Or Telephone: (646) 558-8656 

If prompted: Webinar ID: 983 2423 3821; Passcode: 784251