The Town of Pittsford invites all residents and stakeholders to kick off the Town’s Zoning Code Update by participating in an online Community Workshop on Saturday, March 13 at 10:00 AM. The workshop will be held remotely through Zoom, an online meeting format that can be accessed with or without an account. Those who wish to participate can join the Workshop by accessing the Zoom link provided through this webpage: www.townofpittsford.org/zoningupdate. The project website also offers background information on the Zoning Code Update, the project timeline, and public input tools. The contents of the project webpage will be updated as the Zoning Code Update progresses.
Municipal zoning codes influence the communities they serve in a variety of ways. Primarily, they dictate the types of land uses allowable and in which locations. They also inform the design of buildings and landscapes and outline property maintenance expectations. Municipal zoning codes are shaped over time based on the land use recommendations in local community planning initiatives and feedback from the community. The Town of Pittsford’s Zoning Code (Town Code Chapter 185) was adopted in 1992 and amended multiple times thereafter (most recently in June 2020). Over time, shifts in markets and technologies, and continuing planning initiatives, including the Town’s recent local plans and studies such as the 2019 Comprehensive Plan and 2020 Joint Town and Village Active Transportation Plan, drive the need to update the Zoning Code.
The Town of Pittsford has hired a team of community planning and zoning professionals led by Barton & Loguidice to lead the Zoning Code Update. Through this update, the Town intends to bring the Zoning Code into alignment with the goals of the 2019 Comprehensive Plan and other recent planning initiatives. This effort is also intended to improve the Zoning Code’s clarity and user-friendliness.
The Town of Pittsford’s current Zoning Code is available for review through eCode360 at this link: https://ecode360.com/6435505
The Town of Pittsford’s current Zoning Map is available for review on the Town’s website: http://www.townofpittsford.org/home-zoning-districts
The Online Community Workshop on March 13, will provide an overview of the proposed Zoning Code update process, an introduction to the basics of zoning, and initial observations of the Town’s Code. The Workshop will be recorded and posted online for those who are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time. Additional public input events – including an opportunity to provide direct feedback on the proposed Zoning Code and Map updates – will be offered later on in the project timeline.
All Town of Pittsford stakeholders (i.e. residents, business and property owners, community leaders, and taxpayers) are encouraged to attend the Workshop. Substantial input and feedback from community members is essential to ensure the updated Zoning Code reflects the community’s development preferences and future vision.
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