buildOutVisionPlansYour zoning ordinance - is it really what you think it is? Would you like to know the impacts - residential units, commercial square feet, vehicle trips, school children, sewer, water usage - if even a portion of your municipality is "built-out" according to your zoning?

County planning staff have introduced an important effort now underway through Westchester 2025, the county's Web-based, long-range land-use policies document. We've begun detailed analyses of existing municipal zoning ordinances using new and innovative GIS-based and Web-based planning tools. We plan on ultimately assessing all 43 of Westchester's zoning ordinances. The analysis of all zoning ordinances will become the basis for a wider "Vision Plan," Westchester 2025's county-wide map of recommended density ranges reflecting your local desires for future development and character balanced upon a variety of regional and intermunicipal issues.

County planning staff is available to explain the unique Westchester 2025 buildout methodology to you and your local officials, and most importantly, get your ideas and input as we begin this innovative procedure. This important process will give you state-of-the-art and affordable tools to better plan for your municipality and together with the county, plan for our region.

For more information, contact Bill Brady at .




Westchester 2025 Draft Municipal Build-out Progress to Date
Draft buildout packages have been to delivered to these municipalities:

Town of Pound Ridge 07/28/10
Village of Rye Brook 08/09/10
Town of Greenburgh 09/07/10
Village of Mamaroneck    09/22/10
Village of Scarsdale 10/01/10
City of New Rochelle 10/13/10
City of Peekskill 10/21/10
Town of Eastchester 11/08/10
Village of Croton 12/21/10
Town of Cortlandt 01/06/11
City of Mount Vernon 05/13/11
Village of Port Chester 06/17/11


Draft build-out underway and next to come:

  • City of Yonkers
  • Village of Dobbs Ferry
  • Town of Lewisboro
  • Town of Somers
  • Town/Village of Harrison
  • Town of North Castle
  • Village of Bronxville
  • Village of Buchanan
  • Village/Town of Mount Kisco