Planning Division

Responsibilities


The Planning Department provides assistance to the Planning Board and Town Board in the review of proposed new developments.

They identify issues that need to be addressed during the course of a project's review, including environmental, traffic, and design matters.
Town Hall is now open to the public with limited hours (9:30 am - 3:30 pm).  As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bethlehem Planning Department has implemented the following policies/procedures:

Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) applications can be submitted in the following way:
  • Planning Board applications can be emailed to Deborah Kitchen, dkitchen@townofbethlehem.org
  • Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) applications can be emailed to Kathleen Reid, kreid@twnofbethlehem.org

    Hard Copies are also required and can be submitted the following way:
    1. Put in the gray drop box in the Town Hall parking lot, labeled Attn:  Planning Department - Deborah Kitchen or Attn:  ZBA - Kathleen Reid
    2. Mailed to:  Planning Department, Room 203, 445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY  12054
    3. Dropped off in person at Room 203 of Town Hall between 9:30 am and 3:30 pm
Please contact the following individuals if you have questions related to NEW applications

Planning Board Applications - Deborah Kitchen, 518-439-4955 x1159
  • Application - Site Plan, Special Use Permit
  • Application - Subdivision
Department of Economic Development and Planning Application - Deborah Kitchen, 518-439-4955 x1159
  • Application - Land Division
Town Board Applications - Deborah Kitchen, 518-439-4955 x1159
  • Application - Mixed Economic Development Zone
  • Application - Planned Development District - Amendment
  • Application - Planned Development District (PDD)
  • Application - Rezoning
 Zoning Board of Appeals Applications - Kathleen Reid, 518-439-4955 x1158
  • Application - Area or Use Variance
  • Application - Appeal Decision of Building Inspector
Development Planning Committee Application - Kathleen Reid, 518-439-4955 x1158
  • Application - Development Planning Committee - Sketch Plan