Crown Point asks for APA review

"APA land use is not a use-driven plan, but an intensity plan," McKeever said.

He explained the APA isn't as concerned about the type of development as it is the amount of development in a given space.

Kosmider said she has suggested land in Ironville and along the Bridge Road be changed to moderate intensity.

McKeever said the APA will work with Crown Point, but it's up to the town board to submit proposed map changes to the agency for approval.

"The process is driven locally," he said. "The local government must propose a plan and bring it to the agency for approval."

Before any action, the APA is required to notify land owners of possible changes and public hearings must be held.

"It is hopeful that these map amendments will create interest from outside businesses and more acreage for building of homes," Kosmider said.

There's no risk in asking the APA to review its land classifications in Crown Point, the supervisor noted. There is no cost to local taxpayers and in a worst-case scenario things will stay as they are now.

The APA map amendment process is time consuming. Kosmider said she expects the APA review to take up to a year.

"We (the Crown Point town board) hope that this effort will enhance the town properties and attract the right kind of growth," Kosmider said.

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