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 and setbacks, or increased impervious lot coverage, floor area ratios or building heights.
Beekman, NY: Incentive Zoning Ordinance
Statutes and Ordinances
Level of Government
Local Laws and Resolutions
Land Use Planning, Planning for Agriculture and Food Systems, Smart Growth / Growth Management
Beekman, N.Y., Town Code ch. 155, § -55 (2001).