Mixed-Use Zoning Districts
New Mixed-Use Zoning Districts consisting of both Infill Districts and Retrofit Districts were crafted for the commercial and mixed-use centers identified in the Comprehensive Plan to encourage a mix of land uses that combine to make working, shopping, recreation, and living more convenient. The new Mixed-Use Districts have been added as a section of the Zoning Code (Chapter 203), and are available for use in in the commercial and mixed-use centers. They are currently not mapped as part of the overall Town zoning map.
These new Mixed-Use Zoning Districts were presented at a public hearing before the Town Board on July 22, 2019 and were adopted by the Town Board at their meeting on September 3, 2019.
These Mixed-Use Zoning Districts can be accessed by clicking the link below:
ZTA-4-10 Master Planned Development Use Regulations
- Background Information
- Amherst Creates Regional/Community Scale Zoning Codes (March 2010)
- Draft Amendments
- Review Process
Recreation Conservation Zoning District
Review the definition of the Recreation Conservation Zoning District in the Town of Amherst.
Zoning is the most important method of land use regulation undertaken by local governments. The local zoning ordinance prescribes what may be done in each zone and what may not be done.William A. Fischel, Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College