Mon, Mar 5, 2007 • Harrison
As a blueprint for development decisions several years into the future, a new Master Plan should reflect the community's vision for the Town. New York State law generally requires planning board approval and a public hearings for new developments. Special variances and permits must be approved and a vote by the Town Board is required.
However, a Master Plan delineates zoning for nearly every parcel of land and determines the ground rules for application to the government. In addition, a Master Plan offers a philosophy for economic development and provides a guide for Town Board decisions. As such, it presents a crucial opportunity for public involvement.
PEPA hired professional planners to review and comment on the draft Plan. By hiring professional staff, we planned to further our emphasis on planned development in harmony with our neighborhoods and the environment.