How do I submit for Planning Board Review?

All applications submitted to the Planning Board require a Master Application form. Applications that are heard by the Planning Board include Conditional Use Permits, Major Development Plan Review Applications, Major Subdivisions of Land, Demolition Review, District Plan Approval, Design Review of Tall Buildings, USDO Text Amendments, and Zoning Map Amendments.  The Procedure Summary Chart is located here. All applications are located here.  Each application provides a submittal checklist, identifying the required documents. The fees are located within the associated application. Additionally, the fee schedule per the USDO is located here. The fees may be submitted via check or money order, and made out to the City of Albany Treasurer. The submittal and meeting schedule for the Planning Board may be located here. Incomplete applications will not be accepted or referred to the Planning Board for their consideration.

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16. Can I run a business out of my home?
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