"The committee is also working to develop a new zoning map for Ticonderoga that is generally compatible with the Adirondack Park Agency land-use classifications while leaving open the future possibility of negotiating improvements to the APA map as recommended in the 2006 plan," Saxton said. "Many more pieces of property would be in a single zoning district, under the draft town zoning map, than under the currently adopted map as the proposed district boundaries largely follow property lines."
The current proposal also includes design guidelines for new or substantially remodeled buildings downtown, as well as large commercial buildings elsewhere in town.
"A new set of sign regulations is being considered, as well as standards related to a variety of issues such as parking, outdoor lighting, landscaping and so on," Saxton said. "The revised law will include specific requirements for certain land uses like marinas, lodging facilities, home-businesses, gas stations and more.
"In past years, Ticonderoga has made incremental changes to its zoning law in response to specific issues or problems that arose," Saxton said. "This project involves re-examining that law in its entirety and considering how it can become a more effective tool for implementing the town's goals for its future."
For more information, follow the zoning and planning board link on the town website, http://www.townofticonderoga.org, or contact Saxton at 546-7470.