The LIRPC continues to identify, designate, monitor and advocate for “Projects of Regional Significance” as determined by the adopted criteria as described herein.
“Projects of Regional Significance” are projects which can potentially affect the quality of life for Long Islanders in a regionally significant way in areas of economic development, housing, transportation, energy, environment, education, public health, emergency preparedness and social and economic equity.
Specific guidelines for criteria for such projects are as follows:
Projects designated as “Projects of Regional Significance” by meeting any of the aforementioned criteria may be monitored by the Long Island Regional Planning Council on a continual basis with input provided by the Council as needed to expedite the review process so that a timely resolution and approval of such projects, if warranted, can be achieved.
To assist the Council on determining a “Project of Regional Significance”, information will be provided by staff for review by the Council in the form of a Staff Report.
A “Project of Regional Significance” will be designated by resolution of the Council, following Council review of the Staff Report and an opportunity for the public to be heard at a meeting of the Council.