Modernizing the zoning code
The Town is modernizing its zoning code to allow property owners in the Route 9 commercial district to make the most of their properties, while creating the form and function that residents desire.
The Route 9 corridor was formerly one long, generic zoning district called the "Town Center Historic District." A few years ago, the Town rezoned the area around the Market Street crossroads as the "Crossroads Core" district.
Currently the Town is considering a zoning amendment to change a portion of the Route 9 corridor surrounding Pine Woods Road to the "Town Core" district. Based on the Town Center planning work described below, the Town Core would allow commercial and residential building types that are appropriate for a village-scale, walkable town center. The remaining part of the Route 9 corridor, south of Van Dam Road, would be renamed the "Corridor Business District."
Town Core Zoning documents:
Town Center Plan
The Hyde Park Town Board obtained a planning grant through the NYSERDA Cleaner, Greener Communities program to support redevelopment in the core commercial area of Route 9 through data-driven planning and infrastructure design.
The project was led by a steering committee that included: property owners, business leaders, community groups, and town, county and state agency representatives. The Town hired a professional team led by Delaware Engineering to create customized plans and designs.
The team gathered market data and public input, and created a conceptual plan. They then designed the sewer and street infrastructure that will support the vision. The final step was an analysis of zoning updates needed, which the Town plans to pursue.
This approach is innovative in that it goes beyond visioning to create a specific road map to implementation, with planning and infrastructure integrated.
Public Meeting #1: The planning team held a workshop in June 2017 to invite public input into the Town Center Plan. Over 100 people attended and registered their opinions. 100 more participated via an online survey. Your ideas and preferences were recorded to become part of the plan: