On February 16, 2012, the Board of Trustees released a revised draft of a new Waterfront Zone (PDF) to replace the current Industrial Zone. A public hearing, which was originally opened on January 18, 2012, will be held on February 27, 2012 at 7pm at Village Hall, 85 Main St., Irvington, NY.
In 2003, the Irvington Comprehensive Plan called for the re-zoning of the Industrial District, which encompassed the area of the Village at the confluence of Main Street and the Hudson River. Specifically, the Comprehensive Plan recommended a mix of residential and business uses to replace the outdated and largely undesirable uses allowed by the Industrial District zoning. Subsequent to the completion of the Comprehensive Plan, a portion of the Industrial District was, in fact, re-zoned to be part of the Business District, while the portion to the west of the Hudson Line railroad remained unchanged. In the years following the release of the Comprehensive Plan, the Irvington Board of Trustees undertook the study of various ways to re-zone the remaining Industrial District.
On September 14, 2009, the Board of Trustees published a draft list of priorities to be used during the re-zoning process. After comments from the public, a revised list was published on December 14, 2009. The following is a summary of the priorities of the Village Board members for the future development of the Irvington waterfront. The summary will serve as a guide to the Board in its preparation of a proposed local zoning law for the waterfront business district. The proposed local zoning law will be subject to public hearing.