Zoning and Uses

The Town and Village each have zoning maps, which specify residential, commercial, industrial and mixed-used activities appropriate for that area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image of Town Map

Key to Town Map

Key to Village Map

How are activities in each zone governed?

The schedule of uses (the key) for each municipality defines residential (i.e. single family homes, multifamily units, etc.) or nonresidential (i.e. business office, retail shop, restaurant, etc.). The schedule clearly indicates, for each zone, whether each use is allowed by right (with proper building permits and certificates of occupancy for some improvements) or allowed subject to site plan approval, subject to special use permit, or prohibited.

Businesses prepare strategic plans that give us goals and how to realize them. The equivalent for governments is the comprehensive plan. Zoning codes are driven by a municipality’s comprehensive plan. Read the Town’s plan (currently being updated) here. Read the Village’s plan here.

Are there ever exceptions?

Yes, you can seek a variance, essentially a waiver, from a component(s) of the zoning code. These are approved by the Zoning Board of Appeals.

Who enforces the zones’ activities and construction?

The Town and Village’s Building Inspectors enforce the zoning code. Contact the Building Inspectors here.

Is there room for creative development?

? Not sure Town or Village has this in its plans/codes.

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