continued “Ticonderoga is a very diverse community — it has farmland in the valley, forested uplands, major industry, waterfront, village and downtown, small rural hamlets and larger commercial/institutional development — and needs zoning that responds to those differences,” she said. “This is something that is lacking in the current law.”
If adopted by the town board, the new law will set up zoning districts.
“The new districts largely follow property lines, so fewer landowners will find their lots divided by multiple zoning districts,” Saxton said. “The current zones are largely based on a distance back from the road so many lots are crossed by a zoning district boundary. The new districts are also closer to the APA (Adirondack Park Agency) land use classes, so fewer landowners will have to deal with the confusion of significantly different standards from the town and from the APA . Right now essentially all of the rural land in Ti is zoned for one–acre lots under the town’s law, but the APA requires anywhere from 1.3 to 42.7 acres.”