Public meeting announced for expansion of Clifton Park Town Center plan

A view of the undeveloped parcel of land Clifton Park bought from Shenendehowa schools, seen in September 2016.

PHOTOGRAPHER: GAZETTE FILE PHOTOA view of the undeveloped parcel of land Clifton Park bought from Shenendehowa schools, seen in September 2016. PHOTOGRAPHER: GAZETTE FILE PHOTO

CLIFTON PARK — The Town of Clifton Park has scheduled a public informational meeting to learn about and provide input on the expansion of the Town Center Form Based Code.

The area under consideration for the zoning amendment lies east of I-87 at Route 146, and west of the Halfmoon Town Boundary.

This expansion of the Town’s Form Based Code is intended to implement the recommendations of the April 2012 “Town Center Plan”.

The plan is available for review on the town’s website.  Planning Staff with a Town appointed Project Advisory Committee, in cooperation with MJ Engineering, comprise the planning team and will be hosting the public presentation.

The basis for this amendment, according to a press release from the town, is to  assist in achieving the community’s Town Center Vision, which has previously been adopted as part of the Town’s Comprehensive Plan.

A public meeting will be held at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library at 475 Moe Road on May 22 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The purpose is to help the public understand the current form-based code regulations west of the study area, view existing conditions and land uses within the study area, and have a preliminary view of the potential expansion of form-based codes that may be considered.

Review of the next steps and process moving forward will also be discussed.

In addition to the scheduled public meeting, the planning team will also be meeting with major landowners within the project area.