Sustaining Fishers Island: Public Presentation by Yale Workshop

by Jane Ahrens

The Island Community Board (ICB) recently reviewed and accepted the working draft of the report titled Sustaining Fishers Island: A blueprint for protecting the futurePrepared by The Yale Urban Design Workshop (YUDW), the document recommends steps to be taken to address the long-standing and long-term issues of population, jobs, infrastructure and the present and future costs of Island living.

Director Alan Plattus and Project Manager Andrei Harwell of the YUDW will present the report on Friday, March 28 at 5:00 pm at the Community Center. There will be an informal gathering afterwards for discussion among those in attendance and the people from Yale.

Sustaining Fishers Island is available on the website. For ease of reading, downloading or printing, the document is broken down by chapters.  After input from the Fishers Island community is collected and the final chapters are completed any revisions will be reposted to the website, and depending on interest and demand, a limited number of hard copies will be available (in an effort to be green and reduce printing costs).

Please visit this link on the ICB website page to view Sustaining Fishers Island online.

Over the 3-4 weeks following the March 28 presentation, there will be a series of small group sessions to explore and discuss the details of the report and the recommendations. These small discussion groups present an important opportunity for all Fishers Island community members to be involved in addressing the issues and the possible remedies to follow.

Details and a schedule of the small discussion sessions will be announced at the March 28 meeting and will be posted online. All interested Fishers Island community members are encouraged to sign up to attend a session. There will be two “moderators” at each; the moderators will be people that have been involved in the study as it has moved along. There will be additional presentations and small discussion groups scheduled as the summer season approaches.

Please mark your calendar and plan to attend:

 The Yale Urban Design Workshop’s Presentation
Sustaining Fishers Island: A blueprint for protecting the future

 Friday, March 28 ~ 5:00-6:45 pm
Fishers Island Community Center

 Followed by an informal gathering for discussion
among those in attendance and the presenters from Yale.

Featured Photo

USCG Eagle passing the Race early morning March 18, 2023 on her return from the Chesapeake Bay . Photo Credit Marlin Bloethe

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