The Stockbridge Planning Commission announced April 26 that it
will be holding a Town Plan Forum Tuesday, May 14 at 7 p.m. at the
Stockbridge Central School. The purpose of the meeting will be to
share the commission's conclusions to date in its year-long
planning effort to revise and update the Stockbridge Town Plan.
During that time the Commission talked to residents, analyzed the
views of 156 Stockbridge households that participated in a
town-wide Resident Survey, and convened a well-attended Planning
"We've worked hard and received unprecedented feedback from our
community," said Bill Edgerton, Planning Commission Chairman.
"Now it is time to share our initial conclusions and hear what
Commission findings to be presented and discussed on May 14
• Prohibiting new construction of primary
structures (both residential and commercial) in the town's White
and Tweed River floodplains to better protect lives and
• Creating a new Central School Hamlet Area on
Rt. 107 to encourage appropriately-sized retail development and
develop more of a town center.
• Eliminating the town's current Business
Enterprise areas on Rt. 107 west of the Town Office.
• Creating a Mixed-Use/Light Industrial area on
Rt. 107 abutting Animations to foster local job creation.
• Prohibiting primary retail development
(excluding restaurants) in the town's Rural Residential areas to
help protect the town's rural character and deter sprawl.
All Stockbridge residents and property owners are encouraged to
attend this Forum. For further information, call