Rhinebeck’s planning process must end
“We found the traditional neighborhood designs are not what the community wanted,” Traudt said. For instance, the latest plan eliminates the proposed traditional neighborhood that would have added 90 additional homes to Rhinecliff, on the western part of town near the Hudson River and home to an Amtrak train station. Many residents there are resisting more growth. But, certainly, at least some development makes sense there. Locating more homes and businesses near public transportation – so-called “transit-oriented development”- shouldn’t be eradicated in this process.