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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 and setbacks, or increased impervious lot coverage, floor area ratios or building heights.

Downloadable Documents
Authority Type
Statutes and Ordinances
New York
Level of Government
Law Type
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).

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