The Town of Arcadia is a rural agricultural community with the Village of Newark as its urban core. The future vision of the community centers on preserving the distinct features of both the village and the surrounding rural areas of the town. Community residents value the natural rural setting characterized by drumlins and farm fields and the walk able village setting providing shops, services, recreational facilities, and employment. Sustainability of the community requires strengthening the economic
vitality of the business sector to continue to provide jobs for those who choose to live here. The Erie Canal spurred early development of Newark, and is a key asset for revitalizing the community.
The vision of this comprehensive plan is to develop a plan for sustainable community growth that meets the needs and desires of the citizens in terms of housing, healthcare, education, employment and recreation. The plan must also reflect their desires to maintain and sustain a local economy that is attractive to future business growth and tourism while maintaining a rural atmosphere
The overall goals of the plan are:
• The Town and the Village must insure that future development takes into
consideration the environmental impact of our water quality, water supply, open space, scenery and historic preservation. There must be a balance between the past and future land uses.
• The municipalities should pursue opportunities to cooperate with other
municipalities in joint projects to reduce project costs and resources.
• The Village and Town governing bodies should work together to provide
efficient services in the best interests of all residents.