Madrid town board to hold hearing next week for zoning code, map revisions
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 5:28 pm

MADRID -- The Madrid Town Board will hold a public hearing on revisions to the town’s zoning code and zoning map Wednesday, March 14, at 6 p.m.

This hearing will be held before the town board’s regular meeting.

“The town planning board began working with the county planning office in November to allow bed and breakfasts in the community,” said Tony Cooper, town supervisor.

Cooper said that as the planning board reviewed the town’s zoning text, it realized that it should also examine the town’s zoning map.

Cooper said the end result is the creation of a central business district, concentrating the town’s industrial district, and expanding its commercial-residential district to accommodate new commercial development south of the intersection of state highways 310 and 345.

In addition to revising zoning district boundaries, the planning board also created definitions for uses that are permitted in the town, revised its regulations to be consistent with state land use laws, and added dimensional standards to its zoning schedule.

A paper copy of the revised zoning map and zoning text are available for viewing at the town hall, and at the library during normal business hours.

Digital copies can also be emailed to individuals by sending a request to [email protected].

Matilda M. Larson, a planner with the county planning office, said she will provide an overview of the proposed changes at the public hearing.

“Anyone who is unable to attend the public hearing can also email their comments to [email protected] no later than March 16,” said Larson.