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Zoning Law Public Information Meeting

April 25, 2018

The Village of Perry will be holding a special Public Information Meeting on April 30th, 2018 at 6:00 PM to discuss the proposed Zoning Law changes. 

The Village of Perry has updated their zoning ordinance to reflect their 2015 Comprehensive Plan. The last major zoning overhaul was made in 1994 and subsequent revisions have been made since on an ad hoc basis. This comprehensive update of the zoning is a community driven effort to align land use regulations with the Comprehensive Plan.

Professional planning consultant, Don Poland PhD, AICP, and the planning firm Elan Planning, Design and Landscape Architecture worked with residents, elected officials, village and county staff and a steering committee over the course of a year. The team integrated smart-growth principles and best practices for infill development in the historic village center into the zoning update. 

Some of the primary changes to the zoning ordinance include:

  • The zoning ordinance was reorganized into a more user-friendly format.
  • A Downtown Development District was created and design standards have been employed to incentivize infill development that contributes to the existing fabric of the neighborhood.
  • A Residential Conversion Overlay that balances the need for a mix of housing choices with the communities desire to maintain a residential character.
  • Updated uses and definitions to reflect new trends and technology.
  • Map edits to clean up some split parcels and more clearly define district boundaries.
  • Updated parking standards to avoid the over-provision of off-street parking.
  • Organized uses into “Use Tables” a tabular, easy to use document that replaces pages of text.
  • New provision were added to improve the site development standards. 
Masonic Temple in Spring
Perry Public Library, home of the Stowell-Wiles Gallery
His 'N Hers & Jake's Barber Shop on Main Street
Looking South from Burlingham Books, on Main Street
Rachel says Hello! from Olive & Ink, on Main Street
Arts Council for Wyoming County, on Main Street
Artworks by PCS kids on display at the Wyoming County Fair
A sunset over Silver Lake in Winter
Reading at the Bookstore
Read Around Perry (RAP) 5K Medals
Pitching in at the Village Park on Clean Sweep Day
Hold onto your Last Night Perry!
Hello Honeycombers!
Milk! on Main Street.
Reading with Rotary, oh my!