Town of Fallsburg, NY
Sullivan County
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There is hereby established a zoning plan for the Town of Fallsburg, which plan is set forth in the text and map that constitute this Zoning Code.
It is the legislative intent of this Zoning Code to provide standards and procedures to guide land use and new development. In accordance with Article 16 and § 264 of the Town Law of the State of New York, this law is specifically intended to implement the Town of Fallsburg Comprehensive Plan and:
To preserve the character and rural scenic beauty of the landscape and protect this gateway to the Catskill Forests from inharmonious and destructive uses of land;
Create an orderly pattern of growth by encouraging concentration of new residential development in areas that can conveniently be serviced with public facilities and discouraging intensive residential development in areas of difficult accessibility that would involve excessive costs for road improvements, road maintenance, school bus transportation and utility installation;
Regulate population density to reflect the desired character of the Town;
Prevent intrusion of incompatible uses into residential areas, by establishing proper standards for improvements in new residential developments and preserving, protecting and enhancing natural beauty wherever possible;
Provide for open spaces and to preserve the natural and scenic qualities of lands;
Encourage cluster development in the form of conservation subdivisions;
Provide a variety of living environments to suit a range of incomes, tastes and needs;
Require proper off-street parking for both residential and nonresidential uses;
Prevent further strip business development on frontage access highways and enhance the design of new commercial and industrial development;
Provide sites for further resort development, compatible industries and business development;
Preserve or enhance the natural beauty and man-made environment, thus assuring the maintenance and increase of property values and continued resort activity;
Ensure proper provision of water supply and sewage disposal systems in connection with all new development;
Provide for protection of groundwater sources;
Enhance the appearance of the Town of Fallsburg as a whole; and
Expand recreational opportunities for area residents.