ABOUT THE PLANNING BOARD
The Planning Board reviews requests for Site Plan Review, Demolition Approval and Major Land Subdivisions. Site Plan Review is required for all project proposals exceeding the thresholds in §375-33 of the Zoning Ordinance, which includes all new commercial, industrial and institutional construction. The 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, in accordance with the City's Land Subdivision Handbook.
The Board’s mission is to ensure that development proposed within the City is compatible with the orderly development of the immediate neighborhood and surrounding areas, that the 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, and that development proposed for environmentally, aesthetically or ecologically sensitive areas of the City will reflect and consider the same.
Planning Board Contact
200 Henry Johnson Blvd
First Floor | Suite #3
Albany, NY 12210
Phone: (518) 445-0754
Fax: (518) 434-5294
General Email: email@example.com
Office Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday