Planning Board


The Niagara Falls Planning Board was created under Article XVII Section 17.4 of the Niagara Falls City Charter. The Planning Board is composed of nine (9) members who are appointed by City Council for three (3) year terms. Planning Board meetings are generally scheduled twice per month; however, meetings may be cancelled due to lack of agenda items or quorum. The Board is led by the Chairman and Vice Chairman. Unless otherwise noted, the board meets on Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at 745 Main Street.

See below for additional information on current members, vacancies, agendas, meeting minutes and other information related to the Planning Board.

Description of Duties

To prepare, adopt, and from time to time revise a comprehensive master plan containing recommendations for the orderly physical development of the City.

To advise the City Council or any other body, department, official or agency having jurisdiction, with respect to any subject of the master plan or to any policy or procedure relating thereto to the end that the master plan shall serve as a guide for public policies, procedures, and actions relating to the subjects thereon.

To study and consider all proposed amendments to the zoning ordinance of the City, including all proposed changes in the boundaries of districts established thereby, and to submit to the City Council a definite recommendation thereon, previous to the adoption of any amendment by the City Council.

To pass on the plats of all proposed subdivisions. 

To advise the City Council with respect to the proposed acquisition or alienation of land. 

To advise the City Council with respect to any proposed change in the official map of the City.

To advise the Board of Appeals with respect to the granting of special permits as provided in the Zoning Ordinance.

To advise the Board of Appeals with respect to appeals pertaining to access in relation to the official map.


Members

Tony Palmer (Chair)
Beverley Callen  Schurron Cowart
Ryan Dallavia Frank Handley
Helen Kress John Spanbauer
Joyce M. Williams Vacant
Secretary: Kevin A. Forma




Planning Board Meeting Schedule 2024


Unless notified otherwise, all meetings shall be held
 City Hall
Council Chambers
745 Main St.
Niagara Falls NY 14301
Time: 6:00pm 


January 17 
January 31 

February 14
February 28

March 13 
March 27 

April 10 
April 24 (City council meeting) 

May 15 
May 29

June 12 
June 26 
July 17
July 31

August Recess


September 11
September 25

October 9
October 23

November 13
November 27

December 11
December 25 


Reference Material

Planning Board Bylaws
Zoning ordinance
Niagara Falls GIS
Documents


Agenda & Minutes

2024

  • 05/29/2024 Regular Meeting Agenda Document
  • 05/15/2024 Regular Meeting Agenda Document Minutes
  • 04/24/2024 Regular Meeting Minutes
  • 04/10/2024 Regular Meeting Minutes

2023

  • 09/27/2023 Regular Meeting Agenda Document
  • 09/13/2023 Regular Meeting Agenda Document Minutes
  • 07/19/2023 Regular Meeting Agenda Document Minutes
  • 07/05/2023 Cancellation Notice Agenda Document
  • 06/14/2023 Regular Meeting Agenda Document Minutes
  • 05/31/2023 Cancellation Notice Agenda Document
  • 05/17/2023 Cancellation Notice Agenda Document
  • 04/25/2023 Regular / Special Meeting Agenda Document Minutes
  • 04/12/2023 Regular Meeting Agenda Document
  • 04/06/2023 Regular Meeting Agenda Document
  • 03/29/2023 Regular Meeting Agenda Document
  • 03/15/2023 Cancellation Notice Agenda Document
  • 02/22/2023 Regular Meeting Minutes More...
  • 02/08/2023 Regular Meeting Minutes

2022

  • 12/21/2022 Cancellation Notice Agenda Document
  • 12/07/2022 Regular Meeting Agenda Document
  • 11/23/2022 Cancellation Notice Agenda Document
  • 11/09/2022 Cancellation Notice Agenda Document
  • 11/03/2022 Regular Meeting Minutes
  • 10/26/2022 Cancellation Notice Agenda Document
  • 10/12/2022 Regular Meeting Minutes
  • 09/28/2022 Regular Meeting Agenda Document
  • 08/10/2022 Special Meeting Agenda Document More...
  • 08/04/2022 Historic Preservation Commission Agenda Document
  • 07/27/2022 Regular Meeting Agenda Document
  • 07/13/2022 Revised Meeting Agenda Document
  • 07/08/2022 Regular Meeting Agenda Document
  • 06/29/2022 Special Meeting Agenda Document Minutes
  • 06/15/2022 Regular Meeting Minutes
  • 06/01/2022 Regular Meeting Agenda Document Minutes
  • 05/18/2022 Regular Meeting Agenda Document Minutes
  • 05/04/2022 Regular Meeting Agenda Document Minutes
  • 04/20/2022 Regular Meeting Agenda Document Minutes
  • 04/04/2022 Cancellation Notice Agenda Document
  • 03/23/2022 Regular Meeting Agenda Document Minutes
  • 03/09/2022 Cancelled Meeting Agenda Document
  • 02/23/2022 Regular Meeting Minutes
  • 01/12/2022 Cancelled Meeting Agenda Document

2021

  • 12/29/2021 Regular Meeting Agenda Document Minutes
  • 12/08/2021 Regular Meeting Agenda Document Minutes
  • 11/17/2021 Cancellation Notice Agenda Document
  • 11/03/2021 Regular Meeting Minutes
  • 10/20/2021 Regular Meeting Agenda Document Minutes
  • 10/06/2021 Cancelled Meeting Agenda Document
  • 09/22/2021 Regular Meeting Agenda Document Minutes
  • 09/22/2021 Regular Meeting Agenda Document
  • 09/08/2021 Regular Meeting Agenda Document
  • 09/08/2021 Regular Meeting Minutes
  • 07/28/2021 Cancelled Meeting Agenda Document
  • 07/14/2021 Regular Meeting Minutes
  • 06/16/2021 Regular Meeting Agenda Document
  • 05/19/2021 Cancelled Meeting Agenda Document
  • 05/19/2021 Cancelled Meeting Agenda Document
  • 05/05/2021 Regular Meeting Minutes
  • 04/27/2021 Regular Meeting Agenda Document
  • 04/21/2021 Regular Meeting Agenda Document
  • 04/07/2021 Regular Meeting Minutes
  • 03/24/2021 Regular Meeting Agenda Document Minutes More...
  • 03/10/2021 Cancelled Meeting Agenda Document
  • 02/24/2021 Regular Meeting Minutes More...
  • 02/23/2021 Regular Meeting Agenda Document
  • 02/10/2021 Cancelled Meeting Agenda Document
  • 01/27/2021 Regular / Cancelled  Meeting Agenda Document Minutes
  • 01/13/2021 Cancelled Meeting Agenda Document

2020

  • 12/02/2020 Regular Meeting Agenda Document
  • 11/12/2020 Regular Meeting Agenda Document
  • 10/14/2020 Regular Meeting Minutes
  • 09/23/2020 Regular Meeting Minutes
  • 08/19/2020 Regular Meeting Agenda Document Minutes
  • 08/05/2020 Regular Meeting Agenda Document
  • 07/08/2020 Regular Meeting Minutes
  • 07/08/2020 Regular Meeting Agenda Document
  • 06/24/2020 Regular Meeting Agenda Document Minutes
  • 06/23/2020 Amendment - Short-term Rental Units More...
  • 03/18/2020 Regular Meeting Agenda Document
  • 02/27/2020 Cancellation Notice Agenda Document
  • 02/05/2020 Cancellation Notice Agenda Document
  • 01/22/2020 Re-Organizational Meeting Agenda Document
  • 01/08/2020 Cancellation Notice Agenda Document

2019

  • 12/18/2019 Cancellation Notice Agenda Document
  • 11/20/2019 Regular Meeting Agenda Document
  • 11/06/2019 Regular Meeting Agenda Document Minutes
  • 10/23/2019 Regular Meeting Agenda Document
  • 10/09/2019 Regular Meeting Agenda Document Minutes
  • 09/11/2019 Regular Meeting Agenda Document Minutes
  • 06/16/2019 Regular Meeting Minutes
  • 06/05/2019 Regular Meeting Agenda Document Minutes
  • 05/22/2019 Regular Meeting Agenda Document Minutes
  • 05/08/2019 Regular Meeting Agenda Document Minutes
  • 04/24/2019 Regular Meeting Agenda Document
  • 04/10/2019 Regular Meeting Minutes
  • 03/27/2019 Regular Meeting Minutes
  • 02/27/2019 Regular Meeting Agenda Document Minutes
  • 02/13/2019 Regular Meeting Agenda Document Minutes
  • 01/09/2019 Regular Meeting Agenda Document

2018

  • 12/05/2018 Cancellation Notice Agenda Document
  • 11/07/2018 Regular Meeting Agenda Document
  • 10/10/2018 Regular Meeting Agenda Document
  • 09/26/2018 Regular Meeting Agenda Document
  • 09/12/2018 Regular Meeting Agenda Document
  • 07/11/2018 Regular Meeting Agenda Document
  • 06/27/2018 Regular Meeting Agenda Document
  • 06/13/2018 Regular Meeting Agenda Document Minutes
  • 05/09/2018 Cancellation Notice Agenda Document
  • 04/04/2018 Regular Meeting Agenda Document Minutes
  • 03/21/2018 Regular Meeting Agenda Document
  • 03/07/2018 Regular Meeting Agenda Document Minutes More...
  • 01/24/2018 Regular Meeting Agenda Document

2017

  • 12/13/2017 Regular Meeting Minutes
  • 11/15/2017 Regular Meeting Agenda Document
  • 10/25/2017 Regular Meeting Minutes
  • 09/13/2017 Regular Meeting Minutes
  • 08/09/2017 Regular Meeting Agenda Document Minutes
  • 07/26/2017 Regular Meeting Minutes
  • 06/28/2017 Regular Meeting Agenda Document Minutes
  • 06/14/2017 Regular Meeting Agenda Document Minutes
  • 05/24/2017 Regular Meeting Minutes
  • 01/11/2017 Zoning Board of Appeals Meetings Agenda Document
  • 09/20/2016 Zoning Board of Appeals Meetings Agenda Document