Village Zoning Updates

The Village recently adopted targeted updates to their Zoning Code to bring it in line with the vision identified in the Main Street Streetscape Plan. The project was funded by the Adirondack/Glens Falls Transportation Council (A/GFTC) and led by an Advisory Committee with assistance from LaBella Associates (formerly The Chazen Companies). The primary components of the adopted zoning code amendments are (1) establishing a Main Street Overlay District generally along the Village’s Main Street Corridor between Church/Academy Street and Mill Hollow; (2) establishing a site plan review process that would apply within the Overlay District; (3) providing supplemental design guidelines for the Overlay District that would be considered as part of site plan review; (4) updating parking requirements to reflect current Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) parking requirements and allow greater flexibility; (5) incorporating definitions and guidelines for food trucks and electric vehicle charging stations; and (6) additional updates to address ambiguity and inconsistencies.

The updated Zoning Law is available here: Local-Law-2-of-2022-Zoning-Law-Amended-and-Restated-FINAL-for-website.pdf (