Albany County, New York
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Planning and Land Use staff provides recommendations and assistance to the County Planning Board, County Executive, County Legislature, and other County and municipal agencies in areas of land use planning and regulation, as necessary and required.
Planning and Land Use staff provides recommendations and assistance to the County Planning Board, County Executive, County Legislature, and other County and municipal agencies in areas of land use planning and regulation, as necessary and required. This includes fulfillment of New York State General Municipal Law, §239 (l-n); participation on the County Capital Budgeting Committee and various regional planning, transportation and land use committees; and responding to technical land use planning and regulation concerns.
New York State General Municipal Law (Article 12-B, §239-l, m, and n) requires that local communities refer certain development applications, proposed zoning changes, and comprehensive plans to the County Planning Board for review, comment, and recommendations before taking final action. The purpose of this law is to encourage local decision-makers to consider the inter-community and countywide impacts of local land use changes and to add a regional perspective to local land use decisions. The process also allows communities without the benefit of professional planning staff to take advantage of the planning expertise at the County level and helps the County Planning Board follow development trends throughout the County.
The Planning Board meets at 3:30pm in the Conference Room at Albany County Department of Public Works, 449 New Salem Road, Voorheesville 12186.
All referrals, including materials to accompany electronic submissions, must be postmarked or hand-delivered by the deadline to be considered for the corresponding meeting.
CLICK HERE for the Planning and Zoning Referral Form [PDF*]
For further information and assistance, please contact Leslie Lombardo at (518) 447-5644 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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