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Town of Clarkstown

Planning Department


Jose Simoes

Principal Planner

10 Maple Ave.
New City, NY 10956
Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Phone: (845) 639-2070

Welcome to the Planning Department

The Planning Department has a full time staff which performs all of the administrative functions associated with the Planning Board, Technical Advisory Committee (TAC),  Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) and the Antenna Advisory Review Board (AAB), and provides information and guidance to town officials and the public relating to town planning and land use.  The Planning Department ensures applications are acceptable for Planning Board review prior to placement on the Planning Board agenda and issues reviews and recommendations to the Planning Board, ZBA, TAC and AAB.

The Planning Department works to update and develop zoning and land use plans throughout the Town.  These plans are reflected in the Town’s Comprehensive Plan, which, when adopted by the Town Board, serves as a guide for land use planning and decisions throughout the Town.  The Department obtains public input on these initiatives by coordinating and hosting public meetings and workshops.

The Planning Department also employs a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Coordinator who provides the town with digital mapping and geographic analysis services.  The GIS Coordinator works to ensure the Town’s geographic information database is updated and continually expand the information it provides and regularly updates the Project Mapper on the Towns website to provide the public with information on projects before the Planning Board.

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