Welcome to the Development Office
The Development Office is the primary office for the Town of Canandaigua Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Environmental Conservation Board, Zoning Office, Economic Development, and the implementation practices of the Comprehensive Plan of the Town of Canandaigua.
As identified in the Town of Canandaigua’s Comprehensive Plan, our vision statement is defined:
The Town of Canandaigua will maintain its character and beauty through protection and enhancement of its natural, agricultural, rural, historic, and recreational resources. The Town encourages opportunities for balanced growth, economic development, and cultural events that create a welcoming environment for a diversity of residents, visitors, and businesses. The Town will work with stakeholders to protect Canandaigua Lake, the quality of life, and provide high quality community services.
To achieve all that, The Development Office assists residents, businesses, and developers with a variety of activities. Our staff routinely meets with individuals interested in opening a new business, building a new home, agricultural operations, natural resource protection, planning for future development, conservation, and much more. Our Development Office Team will help guide you through the approval process from start to finish.
Our office also processes applications for the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals. We meet with property owners and builders to review applicable Town zoning and development regulations that may affect your project. Our overall objective is to assist you in understanding the requirements that may affect your project and advise you on how to obtain the needed Town approvals so you can properly proceed with your project as safely and quickly as possible.
To schedule a time to meet to talk about your project call the Development Office at (585) 394-1120. For questions, comments, concerns, or requests, please contact the Development Office Clerk firstname.lastname@example.org.
Development Department Overview
Boards & Committees
- Planning Board
- Zoning Board of Appeals
- Environmental Conservation Board
- Citizens Implementation Committee
- Permit Applications
- Application Process
- Comprehensive Plan/Land Use Planning Documents
- Site Design & Development Criteria
- Ridgeline Development Guidelines
- Shoreline Development Guidelines
- Town Code