Planning Board


  • 6 pm
  • Monthly
  • Albany Community Development Agency
    200 Henry Johnson Boulevard
    Community Room
    Albany, NY 12210

Virtual Meetings

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the moratorium on public gatherings, meetings will be held via YouTube until further notice. 

2021 Meeting Dates*

January 12 WApril 13 WJuly 13 WOctober 12 W
January 26 MApril 21 MJuly 27 MOctober 26 M
February 9 WMay 11 WAugust 10 WNovember 9 W
February 23 MMay 25 MAugust 24 MNovember 23 M
March 9 WJune 8 WSeptember 14 WDecember 7 W
March 23 MJune 29 MSeptember 28 MDecember 14 M
*W=Workshop, M=Meeting

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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The Planning Board consists of five members appointed by the Mayor for a three year term. The presence of three members constitutes a quorum of the Board, and the concurring vote of three members is required to carry out any action.

  • Albert DeSalvo, Chair  - Expires 12/31/23
  • Chris Ellis Jr. - Expires 12/31/25
  • Glinnesa Gailliard - Expires 12/31/22
  • Martin Hull - Expires 12/31/24
  • Roman Kuchera - Expires 12/31/21


The Planning Board reviews site plans that are submitted by Applicants who are interested in developing or altering land within the City of Albany for residential, commercial or other uses pursuant to Section 27 of New York State General City Law and the City's Unified Sustainable Development Ordinance.

The Planning Board reviews requests for Development Plan Review, Demolition Review and Major Land Subdivisions. 

  • Development Plan Review is required for all project proposals exceeding certain thresholds in the Unified Sustainable Development Ordinance, which includes all new commercial, industrial and institutional construction.
  • Demolition of buildings that are not located within Historic Districts, is also subject to review and approval by the Planning Board.

The Board also considers approval of major subdivisions and Condition Use Permits.


The Board’s mission is to ensure that

  1. Development proposed for environmentally, aesthetically or ecologically sensitive areas of the City will reflect and consider the same
  2. Development proposed within the City is compatible with the orderly development of the immediate neighborhood and surrounding areas
  3. Proposed development will be planned so as not to discourage the appropriate development or lessen the value of other parcels of land in the vicinity

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