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'How To Influence Development' Is Topic Of Public Forum In White Plains

What developments loom ahead for the City of White Plains? That will be part of tonight's discussion during a public forum co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of White Plains and Rotary Club of White Plains.
What developments loom ahead for the City of White Plains? That will be part of tonight's discussion during a public forum co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of White Plains and Rotary Club of White Plains. Photo Credit: Provided

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The League of Women Voters and Rotary Club are co-sponsoring a panel discussion tonight titled "Downtown White Plains: Current Trends and Future Possibilities."

The discussion by a panel of planning experts will focus on "how to influence development,'' according to Madeline Zevon of the League of Women Voters of White Plains.

The forum runs from 7 to 9 pm. Wednesday, Sept. 14 at the Church Street School Auditorium, 295 Church St. in downtown White Plains. Refreshments will be served during the discussion, which is free and open to the public.

"We will hear from a panel of professionals about the tools available to influence development and how communities can utilize those tools and resources to impact change," Zevon said. "They will share examples of current efforts to boost downtown White Plains and describe success stories from other communities."

During the discussion part of the evening program, residents can explore with the panel their thoughts and ideas about what is possible and the best way to effect change and promote growth downtown.

Panelists include: David Schiff, a city planner; Kevin Nunn, who is involved in planning and economic development; and Geraldine Tortorella, who will focus on land use, real estate development and environmental permitting.

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