Ti zoning meeting set

TICONDEROGA - The second in a series of five community open house meetings to answer questions, provide information and discuss details of Ticonderoga's zoning revisions will be held Tuesday, Aug. 10, 4- 7 p.m. at the Community Building.

The focus of August's open house will be on downtown Ticonderoga, the Four Corners and surrounding residential neighborhoods.

The proposed zoning includes design guidelines for new and substantially renovated commercial buildings, requirements for new signs, standards for landscaping, parking, outdoor lighting and similar elements of commercial development.

The draft law also regulates the types and intensity of small businesses that would be allowed in residential areas.

Open houses have been scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month beginning in July and running through November. They will be held in the Community Building between the hours of 4 and 7 p.m. The open house format means that there will be no formal program or presentation, and people are invited to drop in any time during the three-hour session at their convenience.

Committee members and the town's planning consultant will be on hand to listen to concerns and answer questions. Copies of maps and draft sections of the revised law will be available at each open house. While each event will be focused on a specific part of town, those who cannot attend a particular session are welcome to come to any of the scheduled open houses that best fit their schedule.

More than 60 people stopped by during the first open house last month, which was focused on the lakeshore.

People who were unable to attend last month's session or those who attended but did not get a chance to talk to someone may attend an upcoming open house.

For more information, follow the Zoning and Planning Board link on the town website, http://www.townofticonderoga.org or contact Brandy Saxton at 546-7470.

The draft sections of the revised zoning, along with a variety of supporting materials, can be read or downloaded from the website. The committee is also soliciting written comments, which can be emailed through the website, sent by mail or dropped off at the Community Building.

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