Land Use Boards

The Department of Planning and Community Development administers the functioning of the all the City’s Land Use Boards. The City’s Land Use Boards are comprised of the following:

Purpose

These Boards dictate and affect the aesthetic look and feel of the City by reinforcing the policies established by the City’s Comprehensive Plan on a case-by-case basis.

Duties

Department staff serves the city’s Land Use Boards by reviewing submitted materials, structuring meeting agendas, providing technical comments, providing training of Board members, administering State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) Compliance with New York State General Municipal Law and the Westchester County Administrative Codes.

In order for the Land Use Boards to make more informed decisions in a timely manner, the Department of Planning and Community Development (which serves as staff to these Boards) has instituted significant modifications which have been identified and illuminated to clearly distinguish the improvements to the Land Use Board’s processes. Therefore throughout 2009, the Planning Department has worked diligently to provide applicant’s with a seamless flow through the permitting and decision-making process.