After more than two years of planning, The Corning City Council stands at the threshold of passing a new local law to modify the zoning code.
It will be the first time since 1994 the zoning code has been changed. Officials said modifications will help reduce blight within certain areas of the city.
Single-family homes that have turned into multi-unit apartments in some areas have resulted in drops in property values.
“It protects property values where you have single-family neighborhoods, you want to retain those and retain the property values,” Bill Boland, Mayor of the City of Corning said.
Back in January, the Council adopted a resolution to receive Zoning Code recommendations from the Planning Commission to address the city’s use of land.
Since then, a number of public hearing meetings were held to discuss logistics.
The question before the City Council currently stands at whether or not to pass this local law.
They will vote on the adoption as it pertains to zoning on Thursday, March 7.