Planning Board

About the Board
The Saratoga Springs Planning Board is a 7 member citizen board appointed by the Mayor to 7-year staggered terms. The City Council gives the Planning Board the following independent authorities to review development activities within city boundaries:
  1. Floodplain Variances: property owners that need relief from Federal and State regulations governing development in an area subject to periodic flooding may apply to the Planning Board for relief.
  2. Site Plan Review: the Planning Board has jurisdiction over the development of most new multi-family, commercial, institutional and industrial projects. Site plan review covers such items as parking, landscaping, lighting, drainage, etc.
  3. Soil Erosion and Sediment Control: the disturbance or clearing of land more than 1/2 acre in most parts of the City requires a permit from the Planning Board.
  4. Special Use Permits: the Planning Board has approval to allow certain types of land uses to be established within existing zoning districts provided special standards and conditions are met.
  5. Subdivision Review: the creation of any new lot within the  city requires an approval from the Planning Board.
The Planning Board also provides advisory services to the City Council, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Design Review Commission on various development activity.

Additional Resources

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Board Members

  • Jason Doty
  • Kerry Mayo
  • Lexie Bonitatibus
  • Mark Torpey, Chair
  • Ruth Horton
  • Sara Boivin
  • Shawna Jenks, Alternate
  • Todd Fabozzi
  1. Susan Barden, AICP

    Principal Planner
    Phone: 518-587-3550, ext. 2493

  2. Amber Upton

    Administrative Assistant
    Phone: 518-587-3550, ext. 2533