Board of Zoning Appeals

BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS MEETING INFORMATION
2018 Projects
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BZA is scheduled on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. 
BZA is open to the public, and will be held accordingly:

Meetings      
City Hall  |  Common Council Chambers, 2nd Fl  |  6:00 pm
Workshops    Planning Conference Rm  |  200 Henry Johnson Blvd, 1st Fl  |  6:00 pm

Schedule and location conflicts will be reflected on the City Calendar and on the Agendas.
Download the full 2018 City of Albany Meeting Schedule.

ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT REVIEW PROCESS
All development projects proposed in Albany must comply with the City's Unified Sustainable Development Ordinance (USDO).  The USDO, in coordination with the Albany 2030 Comprehensive Plan, includes zoning code updates and a streamlined, user-friendly process that aim to secure successful (re)development in the City.

The BZA holds public hearings to decide appeals or interpret provisions of the USDO, that impact applicants requesting a change of use or other relief from USDO permitted regulations.

WHAT IS MY ZONING?
Download the Zoning Map (.pdf)
Begin your project with a Project Development Master Application

Open the Online Interactive Map

BZA Contact

Lauren Alpert
Department of Planning & Development
200 Henry Johnson Blvd 
First Floor  |  Suite #3
Albany, NY 12210
Phone: (518) 434-5250
Fax: (518) 434-5294
General Email:  zoning@albanyny.gov

Visit Buildings & Regulatory Compliance for your code questions and permits.

Office Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday