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December 09, 2016
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Zoning amendments in the Town of Delaware

Buck Moorhead

It is ironic that this zoning rewrite effort ostensibly addresses the unclear boundary of the river district but, in fact, creates zoning regarding hundreds of acres that is ambiguous and will be open to interpretation and debate. Landowners and potential developers will not be able to read the zoning and understand the development potential of this new RU area without the clear definition as already exists in the Town of Delaware’s current zoning. With this amendment, an unclear new layer of rhetoric has been added, diminishing our concise and distinct existing regulations.

There are now many more questions unanswered than answered.

Buck Moorhead lives in Callicoon, NY and is an architect practicing in the Upper Delaware River Region.

[Editor’s Note: A special meeting to vote on the zoning changes will be held on Wednesday, July 31. See page 2.]