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Posted on: March 13, 2018

Comprehensive Plan Update - Public Meeting 3/21

In early 2017, the Village of Irvington commenced the process of updating its 2003 Comprehensive Plan.  This is an important process as it helps chart the direction of the Village for the next ten years or more. The Comprehensive Plan Update document is available to download online along with other resources related to the update process.

On Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in Village Hall, the Board of Trustees will present the Comprehensive Plan Update. Below is a summary of the significant recommendations contained in the Update:

  • The zoning of the large lots on the east side of Broadway, north of Strawberry Lane and south of the MF District at the northern end of Broadway, should be amended to reflect the current and historic uses of those properties.
  • Amend the Zoning Code to permit bed-and-breakfasts as a special permit use on Main Street and on Broadway.
  • Enact a law to permit and regulate short term rentals in residences.
  • Modernize the Zoning Code’s provisions on home occupations in residential districts.
  • Amend the Zoning Code to permit garages to be used for more than the storage of automobiles.
  • Amend the Zoning Code to permit beekeeping on properties large enough to insulate neighboring residents from the hives.
  • Once the firehouse is moved, the Village should retain the Main Street lot on which it is located and use it for municipal purposes, rather than sell it for private development.
  • Move the DPW facility to another location in the Village and sell the site for development of a combination residential/professional/limited retail building, with community enhancements and with residential entrances on Buckhout Street and access to commercial spaces on South Astor Street.
  • Special events, such as weddings, fundraising events, tours, and lectures, should be permitted, by special permit, in formally designated historically and/or architecturally significant residences.
  • Historically or architecturally significant properties should be permitted to include two use categories, museum and one-family residence.  In addition, the special permit requirements for museums in the Zoning Code should be modified to be more comprehensive.
  • Undertake various measures to help make development in the Village more environmentally sensitive.

The Board of Trustees will welcome feedback at that meeting or in advance. Please send any comments to Lawrence Schopfer, Village Administrator at Village Hall, 85 Main Street, Irvington, NY 10533 or by email at

Comprehensive Plan Update Information
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