ABOUT THE PROJECT

The Town of Gaines is updating its zoning regulations. The Town’s current regulations were initially adopted in 1983 and have been amended several times since then.

A comprehensive review and update will:

  • Ensure consistency with the Town’s recently adopted Comprehensive Plan

  • Remove inconsistencies with NYS laws and other government regulations

  • Improve clarity and ease of administration

The zoning update will codify the Town’s policies regarding land development in various areas of the Town:

  • along State highways where commercial development may be appropriate;

  • in rural and agricultural areas of the Town; and

  • within traditional hamlets and historic districts.

Resources

  • Town of Gaines Zoning Ordinance

  • Town of Gaines Comprehensive Plan

  • Zoning Update Technical Report – DRAFT 11/26/18

  • Form-based Codes Example

  • Sample Sign Regulations

Meeting Minutes

Links

​Zoning and the Comprehensive Plan

https://www.dos.ny.gov/lg/publications/Zoning_and_the_Comprehensive_Plan.pdf

Guide to Planning and Zoning Laws of New York State

https://www.dos.ny.gov/lg/publications/Guide_to_Planning_and_Zoning_Laws.pdf

Subdivision Review in New York State

https://www.dos.ny.gov/lg/publications/Subdivision_Review_in_NYS.pdf

Creating the Community You Want: Municipal Options for Land Use Control

https://www.dos.ny.gov/lg/publications/Creating_the_Community_You_Want.pdf

Zoning Board of Appeals

https://www.dos.ny.gov/lg/publications/Zoning_Board_of_Appeals.pdf

Legal Aspects of Municipal Historic Preservation

https://www.dos.ny.gov/lg/publications/Legal%20Aspects%20of%20the%20Municipal%20Historic%20Preservation.pdf

Local Laws and Agricultural Districts: How Do They Relate?

https://www.dos.ny.gov/lg/publications/Local%20Laws%20and%20Agricultural%20Districts.pdf

Administration and Enforcement of the Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code and the Energy Conservation Construction Code

https://www.dos.ny.gov/lg/publications/Administration_and_Enforcement.pdf

NYS Department of State Legal Memoranda

https://www.dos.ny.gov/cnsl/lgops.html

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Barbara Johnston, AICP, LEED AP ND

Wes Pettee, AICP

Consultants

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Joseph Grube

Supervisor

Susan Heard

Town Clerk

Dan Strong

Code Enforcement