"Patterns for Westchester" is a policy document and map adopted by the Westchester County Planning Board in 1996 to guide future development decisions in Westchester County. The three data layers that comprise the mapping elements of "Patterns for Westchester" are as follows: WCPATDEN shows open spaces and recommended levels of residential and non-residential development in terms of units per acre and Floor Area Ratio. WCPATCEN shows the four types of "concentrated centers" in the county e.g. Hamlet, Local, Intermediate, Major Centers. WCOSV is an open space overlay, identifying areas of open space character.
These data layers were developed as part of "Patterns for Westchester", as described above, to provide a graphic statement about the direction future development should take in Westchester County. It offers parameters for county and municipal planning decisions by providing a unified picture of the density that surrounds existing centers, of the extent of developed corridors and transportations arteries, and of the definite elements of open space.
This coverage is in ARC/INFO (.E00) export format. Coordinate System - New York State Plane, FIPS zone: 3101 (Formerly East Zone 4801) Units: Feet, North American Datum 1983. This coverage can be accessed electronically by clicking on the above link. More information about Patterns can be found by visiting the Westchester County Planning Department web site at www.westchestergov.com/planning. Hard copies of "Patterns for Westchester" can also be obtained from the department - see website for more info. Visit the GIS web site to download this coverage along with additional Westchester County data layers. <http://giswww.westchestergov.com>