Madrid hearing on zoning code and map revisions set for March 14
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 5:40 pm

MADRID -- The Madrid Town Council will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 14 on revisions to the town’s zoning code and zoning map. It will be held before the council’s regular meeting.

“The Town Planning Board began working with the St. Lawrence County Planning Office in November to allow bed and breakfasts in the community,” said Town Supervisor Tony Cooper.

Cooper explained 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 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 Madrid Hepburn Library during normal business hours. People may receive digital copies by sending a request to [email protected].

Matilda M. Larson, a planner II 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.