The Light on the Lake

Planning Department

The role of planning in the Town of Evans has diversified to include issues related to long-term Comprehensive planning and zoning, as well as the day-to-day issues associated with growth and development. The Town has adopted a Comprehensive Plan, a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program and an Agricultural Protection Plan, and we are working toward the implementation of the recommendations contained in these documents.

With the support and leadership of Town administrators, we are continuously improving our ability to provide effective planning services to the Town's business community and its residents. The Planning Division is committed to assisting applicants through the development review process. Anyone wishing to submit an application is encouraged to contact the Planning Division to set-up a pre-application meeting. This meeting will help you identify what forms and other information is needed to complete an application. This will help you avoid providing unnecessary or incorrect information that could prolong the review process. We look forward to assisting you to facilitate and expedite the process.

The Planning Department Provides:

  • Application assistance for:
    • • Site Plan Review
    • • Rezoning
    • • Major and Minor Subdivisions
    • • Special Use Permits
    • • Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) Consistency Review
    • • Telecommunication Towers
    • • Commercial, Agricultural and Residential Windmills
  • General Assistance with:
    • • Zoning and Development issues
    • • The New York State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Process
    • • The Town of Evans Comprehensive Plan
    • • Development in the Local Waterfront Revitalization Area
    • • Agricultural Protection
    • • Town of Evans Stormwater Management

The Planning Division office includes:

  • Roberta L. Rappoccio, Director of Planning & Community Development
  • Debra L. Wilson, Planning Clerk
  • Brian J. Kulpa, AIA, Clark Patterson Lee - Planning Consultant
  • Mary Hosler, Supervisor – Town Board Liaison

Town of Evans Comprehensive Plan Update

New York State recognizes that long-range planning is a significant benefit to not only government operations and finances, but also to community at large, providing residents an opportunity to have a direct stake into the future of Evans-Angola.
Proactive planning keeps the Town and Village “ahead of the game” rather than being reactive to issues that come up. Typically, plans are updated every 10-15 years to keep them relevant with changing times, but can be less than that depending on the level of implementation and action of a community.

Click here to see the Town of Evans Comprehensive Plan