Comprehensive Planning for Putnam County Town

Town of Southeast Planning Services, Southeast, NY


Town of Southeast Planning Services, Southeast, NY


Southeast, NY


Town of Southeast, NY

Since 1998, AKRF has served as planning consultant to the Town of Southeast in Putnam County. In this capacity, we provide ongoing site planning and environmental review services, and facilitate the coordination of development approvals among the Town’s reviewing boards.

AKRF has worked with the Planning and Town Boards to update its zoning regulations, local environmental regulations (stormwater management and wetlands), and the development review process. We recently prepared a Route 22 Special Area plan to guide future commercial development that would expand and direct traffic to a potential new downtown center. 

AKRF is currently facilitating the update of the Town’s Comprehensive Plan, which we previously prepared in 2002. As part of this initiative, AKRF is analyzing the existing zoning and providing extensive recommendations to modernize the Code.

AKRF also assists the Town with compliance with the New York State SPDES General Permit for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s). We developed the initial Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) in 2003 and has worked with the Town each year to implement provisions within the SWMP and ensure compliance with the General Permit. AKRF collaborates with the Town Board, Planning Board, Highway Superintendent, and Building Inspector to ensure that all Minimum Control Measures within the SWMP are being implemented and all record-keeping is maintained in proper order to satisfy the NYSDEC.

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