A historic comprehensive plan

The development of the comprehensive Port Washington plan is historic; it is the first time in Long Island that a visioning process has occurred incorporating more than one local government.


Over 1,000 Port Washington community members, youth, civic groups, business owners and elected officials from the six villages and the unincorporated areas participated in the Shared vision process through open forums and a design event weekend which included tours and brainstorming sessions that led to the design of shared comprehensive goals for the future of the Peninsula. Sustainable Long Island’s Shared Vision Neighbors made their debut in Port Washington, a standalone collection of five life-sized cutout figures with recorded messages that described the shared vision process and encouraged community participation.

The Vision Plan was adopted for the Port Washington peninsula by the Town of North Hempstead Board and an implementation committee comprised of technical experts, elected officials and community members was formed to inform implementation decisions and assume responsibility for action items required to execute specific projects that realize the community’s goals.