Town of Smithtown Comprehensive Plan
Town of Smithtown Comprehensive Plan
Welcome to the Town of Smithtown's Comprehensive Plan website. We are undertaking the development of a brand new Comprehensive Plan and we want to hear from you! This site will be updated regularly with survey questions, opportunities to participate in the development of the Comprehensive Plan process, and plan updates. The information you provide will help guide the decisions for our community for the next 10 years!
The Town of Smithtown Comprehensive Plan Survey is now closed. Thank you for your participation.
You can view the survey results here: https://publicinput.com/Report/dx4po5jp0ne
As part of this Comprehensive Plan process, a Visioning Study for Downtown St. James was completed.
You can find out more about it by visiting
The Comprehensive Plan was officially kicked off in December 2018
Smithtown Community Workshop
Thursday, March 7th, 7-9pm at the Eugene Cannataro Senior Citizens Center
Nesconset Community Workshop
Tuesday, March 12th, 7-9pm at the Great Hollow Middle School
Hauppauge Community Workshop
Tuesday, March 19th, 7-9pm at the Hauppauge Pines Elementary School
St. James Community Workshop
Wednesday, March 27th, 7-9pm at the St. James Elementary School
Commack Community Workshop
Thursday, April 4th, 7-9pm at the Commack High School Student Learning Center
Kings Park Community Workshop
Thursday, April 11th, 7-9pm at the Kings Park High School
- What is a Comprehensive Plan?
A Comprehensive Plan is a document which focuses on immediate and long-term actions for growth and development, protection, and enhancement of a community. The plan includes goals, and strategies to achieve those goals. The comprehensive plan also provides for a legal basis for zoning changes in accordance with the Comprehensive Plan.
- Why is the Town doing a Comprehensive Plan?
The current Comprehensive Plan is more than 50 years old, and no longer reflects the challenges and opportunities the Town of Smithtown faces today, or will in the future. Changes to demographics, development trends, technology, laws, and many other factors have affected how people live, work, travel, and play in our community. As a result, we need a new Plan that reflects these new realities and plans for the Town's future growth and development.
- What will be included in the new Comprehensive Plan?
The Plan will consist of new Goals and Objectives, a Land Use Plan, a Transportation Plan, a special Parking Plan, a Communitie Facilities Plan, a Sustainability Plan, and a Capital Improvements Plan. In addition, Community Plans will be developed for each of the Town's hamlets - Commack, Hauppauge, Kings Park, Nesconset, Smithtown, and St. James.
- When will the report be completed?
It is expected the Comprehensive Plan will be complete in mid-2020 contigent on the environmental review process.
- How can I participate?
You can provide valuable insight into the Comprehensive Plan by completing the survey questions on this webpage and participating at upcoming community workshops. And help spread the word by sharing on social media and telling your friends and family about what we are doing!
- I have comments I would like to submit for the Comprehensive Plan. Who do I send them to?
You can email them to Smithtown@PublicInput.com.
Community Workshop Reports
Summaries of each of the six Community Workshops held in the Town of Smithtown
Smithtown Hamlet - Thursday, March 7 - Download
Nesconset Hamlet - Tuesday, March 12 - Download
Hauppauge Hamlet - Tuesday, March 19 - Download
St. James - Wednesday, March 27 - Download
Commack - Thursday, April 4 - Download
Kings Park - Thursday, April 11 - Download
Town of Smithtown Planning Documents
The following documents are Town of Smithtown's current planning documents.
In the News
Local articles and information about our comprehensive planning efforts
Feature article - Smithtown to focus on housing, downtowns in long-term plan - Newsday - October 15, 2018
Feature article - Smithtown seeks input on mapping town's future - Newsday - February 19, 2019
Comp Plan mention - Smithtown buys electric cars, offers free charges to public - Newsday - February 24, 2019