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Planning and Zoning Fall Workshop Wrap-Up

On October 5, the Capital District Regional Planning Commission held its Fall Planning and Zoning Workshop at Hudson Valley Community College, featuring relevant and timely topics for planning board members, zoning board of appeals members, municipal officials, and local professionals alike. Links to presentations and materials can be found below. Concurrent Sessions: Hot Button Issues in… Read more »

Dried Up:  Precipitation and Groundwater in the Capital District

The July/August issue of Capital District Data is now available from the Capital District Regional Planning Commission. This issue explores the recent drought conditions in the Capital Region.  We examine precipitation rates and groundwater depths and how these have impacted the Region’s agriculture. Below average precipitation for the first half of 2016 Between January 1st and July… Read more »

Building Permits: Capital District Data for May/June

In this issue:  Building permits issued in 2015, by County The May/June issue of Capital District Data is now available from the Capital District Regional Planning Commission. This issue examines residential building permit issuance for the Region, as well as the four individual counties.  We look at short and long term trends in building activity…. Read more »

New FTZ Security Guidelines Issued

CBP Announces New Security Standards for FTZ Sites, Bonded Facilities U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced new security guidelines for foreign-trade zone sites (FTZ) and other bonded facilities. The new guidelines, “Physical Security Guidelines for CBP Bonded Facilities,” replace the outdated rules that had been contained in T.D. 72-56 (Standards for Cargo Security).  A… Read more »

WQIP and Engineering Planning Grants Available

Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) and Engineering Planning Grants Available The DEC is accepting applications for the Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) program and the Engineering Planning Grant.  These grants are part of the NYS Regional Economic Development Councils Consolidated Funding Application (CFA). The WQIP program has $25.9 million available and the Engineering Planning Grant has up… Read more »