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Code now available for review!

The Second Public Draft of the new Plan the Port Code is now available! Click here to download the entire document.

Also available to review is the new Zoning Map.

The deadline to submit comments on this draft is October 18, 2019.

NEW! Executive Summary of the Code now available! A high-level look at the document in just a few easy to read pages.




This Second Public Draft is the result of nearly a year of outreach to the community, stakeholders, staff, and elected officials. Beyond discussions and comments received at various Board of Trustees / Planning Commission meetings and workshops, over ten written comments were provided. All told, nearly 200 comments were provided and reviewed.

What Has Changed?
1. A Preamble has been added to introduce a reader to the Code.
2. The CD-4 District has been revised to only permit non-residential uses on the following commercial corridors: Willett Ave., S. Regent St., William St. (between Washington St. & Pearl St.), Westchester Ave., Midland Ave., Boston Post Rd., N. Main St., Bowman Ave., and Putnam Ave. (between N. Main St. & Willett Ave.).
3. New sign standards and regulations are provided (Article 7).
4. The Administration (Article 8) section has been completely revised to reflect a streamlined process.
5. Clarification on many of the standards put forth in Article 4, including the parking standards.
6. Inclusion of text or graphics that were missing from the First Public Draft (throughout the document)
7. A new section on Nonconformities (Article 9) has been added.
8. A new subsection on what are the procedures between the transition from the old zoning code to the new one (see Article 1).
9. The Uses have been refined to clearly delineate permitted uses, special exception uses with specific criteria, not permitted uses, and the addition of temporary uses (see Article 4).

What Did Not Change?
1. Density & Height – The Second Public Draft did not respond to the various comments regarding density and height. The reason for this is that it is a policy decision and the Board of Trustees provided clear direction on density and height via a resolution on June 5, 2019.

2. Affordable Housing – Similarly, the Second Public Draft does not divert from the original proposal, which reflects Westchester County’s Model Affordable Housing Ordinance. The Sustainable Port Chester Alliance has provided in their “Blueprint for a Fair Rezoning and Development in Port Chester” recommended changes to that model ordinance.


Code now available for review!

The Second Public Draft of the new Plan the Port Code is now available! Click here to download the entire document.

Also available to review is the new Zoning Map.

The deadline to submit comments on this draft is October 18, 2019.

NEW! Executive Summary of the Code now available! A high-level look at the document in just a few easy to read pages.




This Second Public Draft is the result of nearly a year of outreach to the community, stakeholders, staff, and elected officials. Beyond discussions and comments received at various Board of Trustees / Planning Commission meetings and workshops, over ten written comments were provided. All told, nearly 200 comments were provided and reviewed.

What Has Changed?
1. A Preamble has been added to introduce a reader to the Code.
2. The CD-4 District has been revised to only permit non-residential uses on the following commercial corridors: Willett Ave., S. Regent St., William St. (between Washington St. & Pearl St.), Westchester Ave., Midland Ave., Boston Post Rd., N. Main St., Bowman Ave., and Putnam Ave. (between N. Main St. & Willett Ave.).
3. New sign standards and regulations are provided (Article 7).
4. The Administration (Article 8) section has been completely revised to reflect a streamlined process.
5. Clarification on many of the standards put forth in Article 4, including the parking standards.
6. Inclusion of text or graphics that were missing from the First Public Draft (throughout the document)
7. A new section on Nonconformities (Article 9) has been added.
8. A new subsection on what are the procedures between the transition from the old zoning code to the new one (see Article 1).
9. The Uses have been refined to clearly delineate permitted uses, special exception uses with specific criteria, not permitted uses, and the addition of temporary uses (see Article 4).

What Did Not Change?
1. Density & Height – The Second Public Draft did not respond to the various comments regarding density and height. The reason for this is that it is a policy decision and the Board of Trustees provided clear direction on density and height via a resolution on June 5, 2019.

2. Affordable Housing – Similarly, the Second Public Draft does not divert from the original proposal, which reflects Westchester County’s Model Affordable Housing Ordinance. The Sustainable Port Chester Alliance has provided in their “Blueprint for a Fair Rezoning and Development in Port Chester” recommended changes to that model ordinance.


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    Please provide your written comments on this Second Public Draft of the Code here. We ask that you be as specific as possible regarding which Articles and Sections of the code you are commenting on. We look forward to hearing feedback from everyone. 

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