Transform Newburgh Rezone Project

In summer 2014, the City of Newburgh rezoning process was tabled by City Council, pending further review.  The rezoning process had been underway for a period of approximately 18 months under the leadership of the Greater Newburgh Partnership (GNP) through a generous grant from the Dyson Foundation.  AKRF, a land use law firm, were the consultants to the project, and a broad based committee of City staff, elected officials, and representatives of the City’s land use boards and community groups had worked diligently on the project over the 18 month period. 
GNP and AKRF have released the material to the City of Newburgh so that this project can be moved forward.  A number of people – staff and volunteers – have been working on the project over the past several months.  Work began by collating all the comments from the public meetings held February through July of 2014.  The main areas addressed included: 

  1. The use of Form Based Code and the districts addressed.
  2. Streamling of the land use boards and implementation of the plan presented by PACE University 2013.
  3. Parking – the requirement for off-street parking in all districts and implementation of adequate parking in as built areas of the City.
  4. Density – areas to be protected and those that can be more densely developed.
  5. Mixed-use and Live-work approvals.
  6. Definition of various dwelling types and classifications.
  7. Height of buildings
  8. Protection of view sheds
  9. Protection of waterbody overlays and steep slopes; preservation of the natural environment. 

Attached are the draft documents including 1) draft if Articles 1-XIV of the Zoning Code; 2) draft of Article XV – Form Based Code; 3) Use table; 4) Bulk Tables for residential areas (Low, Medium, and High), Commercial and Industrial; 5) the Zoning map.
The new zoning map and outline have been presented at the February work session meetings of City Council, at the February Public meeting hosted by the Distressed Property Task Force, and at the Ward 4 meeting at the invitation of Councilwoman Holmes.  A further public hearing will be held on April 13th, 2015 to discuss the revisions. 

2015 Revised Documents

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