Beekman, NY: Incentive Zoning Ordinance

The Town of Beekman passed an incentive zoning provision in 2001.  The law authorizes the town board to grant zoning incentives to encourage "community benefits."  One of the benefits that a developer can provide is the permanent conservation of agricultural lands.  In exchange, the developer can receive an increase in permitted residential density or reduced requirements for non-residential development including decreased minimum lot sizes andsetbacks, or increased impervious lot coverage, floor area ratios or building heights. 

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Citation: 
Beekman, N.Y., Town Code ch. 155, § -55 (2001).
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