Creating the Community You Want: Municipal Options for Land Use Control

This publication summarizes the various land use management tools which New York State municipalities can use to help deal with issues of community character and change. It is a primer that briefly describes both the importance of planning to identify how a municipality wishes to develop, as well as the regulatory techniques available to help it realize its goals. It begins with a discussion of the comprehensive plan, continues with a survey of various zoning tools which can be used to regulate land use and development, and concludes with an explanation of other methods which can be used to manage a municipality’s land resources and the built environment.

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Author: 
New York State Department of State Division of Local Government Services
Publisher: 
Albany, NY: New York State Department of State Division of Local Government Services
Page Numbers: 
23
Publication Date: 
June 1, 1998
Literature Category: 
Reports and Studies