Planning Board


  • 6:30 p.m.
  • 2nd Monday of each month
  • Cohoes City Hall
    97 Mohawk Street
    Common Council Chamber
    Cohoes, NY 12047


  • Mark DeFruscio, Chair
  • Jack Carroll, Vice Chair
  • Robert Bucher
  • Stephanie Couture
  • Joe Nadeau

About the Board

The Planning Board considers requests for special use permits, site plan approvals and subdivisions. Special Use Permits vary depending on the zoning district, but generally include home occupations and swimming pools. Site plan approvals encompass new developments, parking lot plans and signage for businesses. Subdivisions include minor subdivisions of three or fewer parcels and major subdivisions of more than four parcels. Standards for each can be found in the City Zoning Code. Type in one of the approvals as a search term.

The Board meets once per month on the second Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Common Council Chamber of City Hall. Applications are available in our Forms Center. Submit your completed application and supporting materials to the Department of Building and Planning.

Please email Joe Seman-Graves with any questions.