Chris Kehoe, AICP, Director of Planning and Community Development
Rosemary B. Lasher, Assistant Director of Planning and Community Development
Main Number: 914-734-1080
1 Heady Street
Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567
The Department of Planning and Community Development provides support to the Town Board in developing strategies to improve the planning process, advance the Town's sustainability goals and develop housing opportunites. We advise the the Town Board with respect to long-range planning, land development and current planning issues. These include updates to the Comprehensive Master Plan, the Capital Improvement Program, the Open Space Report, Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP), Verplanck Waterfront Master Plan and various other studies and improvement projects that enhance and beautify the Town and advance the goals of the Master Plan.
In addition, the Department of Planning and Community Development is responsible to assist the Planning Board in their review and approval of all subdivisions and site plans. We also administer part of the Zoning Board of Appeals process with the Division of Code Enforcement of the Department of Technical Services.
We are also responsible for most of the grant writing in the Town including the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), SAFETEA-LU Transportation Funding, the Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act, the Environmental Protection Fund, the Hudson River Valley Greenway and many other available grants. Projects that have been completed with grant monies administered through the Department of Planning and Community Development include improvements to the
The Planning Department also provides liaison and staff support for a variety of volunteer Committees and Councils including the Architectural Advisory Board, the Open Space Committee, the Conservation Advisory Council, the LWRP VERPLANCK Waterfront plan, and the Hudson Highlands Gateway Task Force.
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