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Town of Danby considers zoning changes to preserve rural character, prevent suburban sprawl

The Tompkins County town of Danby is considering a comprehensive effort to preserve its rural character.


The Ithaca Voice reports the town making changes to its waterfront zoning regulations to curb potential suburban sprawl. Town Planner David West says there haven’t been any major developments in the town, but he says there have been about ten new houses built per year for the past several years, particularly in the northern part of town, which borders the town of Ithaca.

The town board held a public hearing on the proposed changes December 22nd. Public comments were generally favorable. The final plan could be voted on at the January 4th meeting.

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If passed, the zoning regulations would require a minimum two acre lot for new residential construction. It would also add two new “Rural” zones, in which the minimums would be ten and 25 acres.



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