Town of Cairo, Greene County

The Town of Cairo is in the process of implementing its comprehensive plan through the formation of a zoning commission. We have put together this web page to make the adopted comprehensive plan, meeting minutes, maps, and draft documents accessable to the residents of the town.

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Final Report to the Town Board:
Final Report to the Town Board from the Zoning Commission

Comments from the public on the draft zoning:

You can view the Comments from Public Received as of 12/7/2010
Also, the Comments recieved as of 12/9/2010 (in addition to those posted above)
and, the Comments recieved between 12/10 and 12/27/2010
and, the Comments recieved between 12/27 and 1/4/2011
and the Comments recieved between 1/4/2011 and 1/18/2011

Responses to these comments:
Public Comments with Commission Responses 1/18/2011
Public Comments with Commission Responses 2/22/2011

Public Hearing Documents:

Transcript of the Public Hearing held April 26, 2011

Note: The links to the lastest Draft Zoning text and maps has been updated below

New comments will be posted on a regular basis, and additional responses will be posted after the Zoning Commission meets to discuss them.

There is also a Facebook page useful for following along, and sharing your thoughts on the Zoning Commission's progress. If you're a Facebook user, you can access the page at:


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Updated Draft Zoning Text and Maps: (April 12, 2011)

Draft Zoning V8a
Note: The definition of ‘convenience store’ from Version 8 has been updated to remove the requirement for 4000 square feet to match the requirements stated in the special use section of the zoning law’. All other text remains the same.
Draft Zoning V8 compared to V7 (shows changes made to the draft to include public input)
Zoning Map – Base Districts
Zoning Map – Overlay Districts


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The Zoning Commission Handout explains why the zoning commission was set up, what it will do, and how they will involve the public in the process.

The Building Trend Information report illustrates the building and permit activity in Town over the past few years

In January of 2009, Steven Winkley of the New York Rural Water Association presented the committee with a Groundwater Resources Study and Protection Plan for the town.

The Buildout Report calculates the potential future residential development allowed in the town under it's current land use regulations.

The Following Buildout Maps show how the Buildout Calculations were performed:

Minutes of the Zoning Commission Meetings:

You can download the the adopted Comprhensie Plan and maps by following the links below:

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