Pencil sketch by Mary Ann Barr 2021
Town Hall, 1830 Danby Road, Ithaca, NY 14850
The BZA hears appeal requests for projects that fall out of line with the Town of Danby's Zoning Ordinance.
The Town of Danby has implemented a Zoning Ordinance that includes:
When a proposed project does not comply with the Zoning Ordinance, an appeal may be filed with Danby’s Board of Zoning Appeals (the BZA). Appeals may request:
The BZA Appeal form, including instructions and guidance, may also be downloaded.
Are you interested in serving on the BZA? Fill out an application!
Appointees serve the Board for a term of five years. The Board of Zoning Appeals meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month, when an appeal needs to be heard, at 7pm. NOTE: As of September 2021, meetings are currently held via Zoom. See the calendar for the link. Meeting agendas and materials are posted in advance and public participation through written comments is STRONGLY encouraged.
The Town of Danby sits on the traditional & ancestral land of the Gayogoho:no’ (Cayuga Nation), one of the five nations to first form the Haudenosaunee. Indigenous peoples were largely forced out of Upstate New York by the Sullivan-Clinton Expedition in 1779. The land that would become the Town of Danby was a part of the Watkins and Flint Purchase, a 336,380 acre patent granted by New York State to numerous eastern investors in 1794.