[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of New Rochelle 10-11-2011 by L.L. No. 2-2011. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Impervious surfaces — See Ch. 178.
Trees and shrubs — See Ch. 301.
Zoning — See Ch. 331.
Land development — See Ch. A361.
Pursuant to the provisions of § 44-0119 of the Environmental Conservation Law of the State of New York, the City of New Rochelle hereby adopts the statement of policies, principles and guides detailed in the four compendiums titled Tourism and Economic Development Plan (April 1997), Hudson River Waterfront Present and Future (June 1998), Building Livable Downtowns (June 1999) and Growing Smarter Together (September 2000), and Patterns for Westchester: The Land and the People which together comprise the Westchester County Greenway Compact Plan (hereinafter referred to as Compact Plan), by which the City of New Rochelle becomes a participating community in the Greenway Compact.
Proposals to amend the Compact Plan may from time to time be made by the Hudson River Valley Greenway Communities Council (hereinafter referred to as "Greenway Council") in response to requests from participating communities. Within 90 days of receipt of any such proposal from the Greenway Council, the City Council of the City of New Rochelle shall determine by resolution whether to accept or to reject such proposed amendment. Any proposed amendment so accepted shall be considered an amendment of the Compact Plan as adopted by the City of New Rochelle. Any proposed amendment rejected by the City Council will not be considered to be an amendment of the Greenway Plan for the City of New Rochelle and notice of such rejection shall promptly be provided to the Greenway Council.
It is stated policy of the City of New Rochelle that, to the extent the City amends its current, or enacts new, land use laws and regulations, such new or amended laws and regulations, where appropriate, should be designed to be consistent with the Compact Plan.
Nothing in this chapter adopting the Compact Plan or in becoming a participating community in the Compact Plan is intended, or shall be construed:
To limit the home rule authority of the City under State Law to make local land use and zoning decisions;
To authorize any other entity to supersede the City's land use laws and regulations or to impose any requirements on the City; or
To prevent the City in its sole discretion from adopting a local law at a later date for the purpose of withdrawing from the Greenway Compact or Westchester County Greenway Compact Plan.