Planning Division

Bethlehem Zoning Law and Subdivision Regulations Update Request for Proposals

The Town of Bethlehem hereby requests proposals from qualified planning consultants and consultant teams who are interested in coordinating the update to the Town’s Zoning Law and Subdivision Regulations. The Zoning and Subdivision Update will reflect the vision, values and guiding principles of the recently adopted Comprehensive Plan Update (June 2022), which was awarded an APA New York Upstate Chapter Award for Comprehensive Planning.  A Zoning and Subdivision Update will assist the Town Board, the Planning Board, and Town Department of Economic Development and Planning in codifying the policies and recommendations that are outlined in the Comprehensive Plan Update.

Firms seeking selection should submit a scope of work, budget including total project costs, resumes of key personnel, and a summary of related experience.  Responses are due by 2:00 PM on Friday December 16, 2022.  For questions about this RFP, please contact Robert F. Leslie, AICP (Director of Planning) at rleslie@townofbethlehem.org.

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.
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
  • Paper/Hard Copies of the applications are also required and can be submitted by mail or hand delivery to the Planning Department, Room 203, 445 Delaware Ave, Delmar, NY  12054 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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