Welcome Home Westchester Releases the “2 in ‘22” Agenda for Municipalities
Each city, town, and village within Westchester County has established land use boards to review site plan reviews, subdivisions, variances, and special-use permits. But there exists a wide and uneven variation between how boards function in different communities, both because the municipal code requirements are different and because of the personalities and interests of the board members, including the chair. This variation can create unnecessary barriers to the creation of much-needed housing, particularly multifamily dwellings and housing that would be affordable to middle-class families.
Here’s a sharable one-pager that explains what local municipalities can do to build the housing we need.