Town of Kingston
2019 Town Comprehensive Plan
About the Planning Board:
The five-member Town of Kingston Planning Board is appointed by the Town of Kingston Town Board. The planning board works under State of New York, Ulster County, and Town of Kingston guidelines.
The mission of the planning board is to promote, encourage, and support solutions in matters of conservation, preservation, and development at all levels in the Town of Kingston, New York. These include commercial, industrial, and residential uses.
The planning board reviews site plans, special-use permits, subdivisions of land, and lot-line adjustments. The planning board also makes recommendations to the Town Board on rezoning applications for both zoning-map changes as well as zoning-law amendments, and it provides zoning-variance recommendations. The planning board is responsible for meeting with applicants or their designated representatives to discuss the process and information needed to make submissions. The planning board provides individuals with technical assistance in matters related to planning, zoning, and the State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) laws. Detailed reviews of plans are completed and site inspections are made to assist the board with the decision-making process. Follow-up meetings and inspections are completed with building officials and planning staff to insure compliance with approved plans.
Planning Board Process:
As part of the planning board application process, all applications and materials must be submitted no later than two (2) weeks before the date of a regular monthly planning board meeting to give the town and its consultants time to review the information and prepare responses as well as to include the matter in the meeting agenda. If any application material is submitted after the two-week period, it may be discussed at the planning board meeting if time allows or placed on the agenda for discussion at a subsequent board meeting or workshop.
At your first appearance before the board, the board may require you to supply additional information after reviewing your application material. In these instances, specific instructions to assist you will be provided.
When everything in your application is in order and all questions of the board are satisfied, the board will schedule a public hearing on your project for the next regular monthly meeting. If the planning board determines that additional matters need to be addressed before a public hearing can be scheduled, the application will be tabled as incomplete to allow you time to develop the responses to the board's questions and return to a subsequent meeting.
The Town of Kingston Planning Board encourages the public to submit written comments to the board on all cases currently under review. Please note, however, that unsigned letters will not be copied to the board members.
Note that it is permissible to appear before the board informally for a conceptual review of a large, complex, or unusual project before making a formal application. This would give you the opportunity to obtain direction from the board as you prepare your formal application material. As with formal applications, a conceptual-plan review should be requested no later than two (2) weeks before the date of a regular planning board meeting. Otherwise, it may be discussed at the meeting only if time allows or be placed on the agenda for discussion at a subsequent board meeting.
Planning Board Meetings:
Regular planning board meetings are held in the Town of Kingston Town Hall once a month on the third Monday evening, with exceptions made for holidays. Special meetings and workshops are scheduled as needed by the board chairman.
All meetings and workshops are open to the public. Meeting agendas and minutes are posted on this website.
2019 Planning Board Regular Meeting Schedule:
2019 Planning Fees:
John Konior, Chairman
Town Board Liaison:
Town of Kingston Planning Board
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