Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Noise Compatibility Planning Toolkit : FAA's "Land Use Planning Initiative" is a commitment by FAA to provide state airport sponsors, land use jurisdictional agencies, and FAA staff with up-to-date guidance on improving airport land use compatibility and planning.
Federal Highway Administration's Environmental Review Toolkit : Resources to assist with environmental topics such as air quality, community impacts, hazardous waste and brownfields, noise, Section 6(f), and visual impacts.
Department of Defense's Office of Economic Adjustment's Compatible Development Page.
Fort Drum / New York Army National Guard
Army Compatible Use Buffer (ACUB) Program : The ACUB program allows installations to work with partners to encumber off-post land to protect habitat and buffer training without acquiring any new land for Army ownership. Through ACUB, the Army reaches out to partners to identify mutual objectives of land conservation and to prevent development of critical open areas. The Army can contribute funds to the partner’s purchase of easements or properties from willing landowners. These partnerships preserve high-value habitat and limit incompatible development in the vicinity of military installations. Establishing buffer areas around Army installations limits the effects of encroachment and maximizes land inside the installation that can be used to support the installation's mission.
Fort Drum Installation Compatible Use Zone Study - 2016 - The ICUZ study quantifies the noise environment from military training sources and recommends the most appropriate uses of noise-impacted areas. The study replaces the April 2009 Fort Drum Installation Noise Management Plan and provides information that reflects the most accurate picture of the activities as of August 2015.
Fort Drum Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan - 2011-The Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan is the current plan to manage natural resources on Fort Drum to support and sustain military training, ensure "no net loss" of training lands, and conserve natural resources.
Fort Drum Strategic Plan -2011 - Strategic roadmap for Fort Drum members at every level to continuously improve operations and establish Fort Drum as the premier world-class sustainable installation. Initially developed in 1996, the plan is reviewed and updated annually by the Garrison Executive Council.
Fort Drum Integrated Cultural Resources Management Plan - 2011-2015 - The Integrated Cultural Resource Management Plan provides guidance and procedures to enable the Garrison Commander to meet the legal responsibilities of responsible stewardship of the cultural resources at Fort Drum.
Wheeler Sack Army Airfield District Area Development Plan -2015-Area development plan prepared for the Wheeler Sack Army Airfield District.
State of New York
Creating the Community You Want: Municipal Options for Land Use Control : This describes both the importance of planning to identify how a municipality wishes to develop, as well as the regulatory techniques available to help it realize its goals. It begins with a discussion of the comprehensive plan, continues with a survey of various zoning tools and smart growth concepts that can be used to regulate land use and development, and concludes with an explanation of other methods useful for managing land resources and the built environment.
Guide to Planning and Zoning Laws of New York State : This highly comprehensive publication, part of the Department of State’s “James A. Coon Local Government Technical Series,” is designed to help municipal officials and attorneys make more efficient use of planning and zoning laws.
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority's Wind Energy Toolkit :The Wind Energy Toolkit provides information on the various aspects of wind energy development. The document’s intended audience includes communities in New York State preparing for wind energy development, both by a developer and a community sponsored project.
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority's Solar Guidebook .
Development Authority of the North Country
Partnership Agreement between Fort Drum and the Development Authority
Planning Primers : Primers on particular land use issues that were created to help communities refine their decision-making, promote open discussions about future projects and ultimately enhance communities over time. In particular, there is a primer on Fort Drum Compatibility .
Municipal Law Summary : summarizes what every municipality in Jefferson County has in terms of their zoning laws, comprehensive plans, and subdivisions. Included in the summary is whether the municipality has wind turbine regulations.
County Comprehensive Plan : adopted October 2009
Smart Growth Solar in Lewis County: published Spring 2021
St. Lawrence County
Municipal Law Summary : summarizes what every municipality in St. Lawrence County has in terms of their zoning laws, comprehensive plans, and subdivisions.
City of Watertown
City of Watertown Land Use Plan : adopted November 1987
Complete Streets Policy : adopted January 2017
Town of Champion and Wilna, and Villages of Carthage and West Carthage
The towns of Champion and Wilna and the Villages of Carthage,West Carthage, and Deferiet are all members of the River Area Council of Governments (RACOG), and therefore have similarly structured comprehensive plans and zoning laws as well as a cooperative Zoning Board of Appeals.
Champion Zoning Law : adopted in 2014
Champion contact number: 315-493-2689
Wilna contact number: 315-493-2771
Carthage Zoning Law : adopted August 2004
Carthage contact number: 315-492-1060
West Carthage Zoning Law : adopted January 2005
West Carthage contact number: 315-493-2552
Town of LeRay
Town of LeRay Comprehensive Plan : adopted January 2009
Planning Forms & Documents : downloadable forms for a Special Use Permit, Site Plan Application, Major and Minor Subdivision, Lot Line Adjustment, SEQR Long and Short forms
Zoning Forms : downloadable forms for Use and Area Variances, Zoning Permits, Zoning Amendments and complaints
Contact number: 315-629-4052
Town of Watertown
Zoning Forms : downloadable forms for Site Plan Review/Special Use Permits, Variances, Major and Minor Subdivisions, Zoning Permits
Contact number: 315-782-8248
Town of Philadelphia
Contact number: 315-642-9793
Town of Diana
Zoning Law : adopted December 2002
Contact number: 315-543-0030
Tug Hill Commission
The Next Generation of Wind Farms on Tug Hill : Research paper on the proposed wind energy projects in the Tug Hill region.
Planning for Offsite Solar Projects: published February 2021