The role of planning in the Town of Evans has diversified to include issues related to long-term Comprehensive planning and zoning, as well as the day-to-day issues associated with growth and development. The Town has adopted a Comprehensive Plan, a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program and an Agricultural Protection Plan, and we are working toward the implementation of the recommendations contained in these documents.
With the support and leadership of Town administrators, we are continuously improving our ability to provide effective planning services to the Town’s business community and its residents. The Planning Division is committed to assisting applicants through the development review process. Anyone wishing to submit an application is encouraged to contact the Planning Division to set-up a pre-application meeting. This meeting will help you identify what forms and other information is needed to complete an application. This will help you avoid providing unnecessary or incorrect information that could prolong the review process. We look forward to assisting you to facilitate and expedite the process.
Director of Planning & Community Development
The Planning Division Provides:
Application assistance for:
- Site Plan Review
- Major and Minor Subdivisions
- Special Use Permits
- Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) Consistency Review
- Telecommunication Towers
- Commercial, Agricultural and Residential Windmills
General Assistance with:
- Zoning and Development issues
- The New York State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Process
- The Town of Evans Comprehensive Plan
- Development in the Local Waterfront Revitalization Area
- Agricultural Protection
- Town of Evans Stormwater Management
The Planning Division office staff includes:
- William Smith, Director of Planning and Community
- Debra L. Wilson, Planning Clerk
News & Updates
Southtowns Regional Chamber breakfast 2nd Friday of Every other Month.
The Next Meeting will be This Friday the 10th from 8:30am-9:30am at Cala’s Kitchen in Derby. This is a good opportunity for members of our business community to network and build connections with others.
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Prevent Stormwater Pollution
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I determine how my property is zoned?
The Zoning Map and Town Codes are available on the Town’s website. You may also wish to check with the Town’s Code Enforcement Office for confirmation.
Now that I have determined the zoning of my property, what uses are allowed in that zone?
You will be able to find that information by referring to the Town Codes for that particular zoning district.
What I would like to do on my property is not permissible according to Town Code. What now?
Please contact the Code Enforcement office to determine if there are any other options available.
I would like to divide my property. What do I need to do?
Each property is different, so it is best to call the Planning Office and explain what it is you wish to do. This will enable us to look at the particulars of your property and advise you of your next steps.
Where can I find application forms?
Please contact the Planning Office so that we may determine which application form is required and what documentations/plans you will need to submit. You may not need to provide all the listed materials depending on your particular project. Ease of process is our goal.
Where can I find copies of the Town’s Comprehensive Plan, the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) and the Lake Erie Beach Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy?
Copies may be viewed at the Town Clerk’s office. The LWRP and the Lake Erie Beach Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy can also be accessed online.