Planning Department

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 William Smith

William Smith,
Director of Planning &
Community Development

con tel (716) 549-0945
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con address 8787 Erie Road
Angola, New York 14006


Town of Evans Planning Department

The role of planning in the Town of Evans has diversified to include issues related to long-term Comprehensive planning and zoning, as well as the day-to-day issues associated with growth and development. The Town has adopted a Comprehensive Plan, a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program and an Agricultural Protection Plan, and we are working toward the implementation of the recommendations contained in these documents.

With the support and leadership of Town administrators, we are continuously improving our ability to provide effective planning services to the Town's business community and its residents. The Planning Division is committed to assisting applicants through the development review process. Anyone wishing to submit an application is encouraged to contact the Planning Division to set-up a pre-application meeting. This meeting will help you identify what forms and other information is needed to complete an application. This will help you avoid providing unnecessary or incorrect information that could prolong the review process. We look forward to assisting you to facilitate and expedite the process.

The Planning Division Provides:

  • Application assistance for:
    • Site Plan Review
    • Rezoning
    • Major and Minor Subdivisions
    • Special Use Permits
    • Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) Consistency Review
    • Telecommunication Towers
    • Commercial, Agricultural and Residential Windmills
  • General Assistance with:
    • Zoning and Development issues
    • The New York State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Process
    • The Town of Evans Comprehensive Plan
    • Development in the Local Waterfront Revitalization Area
    • Agricultural Protection
    • Town of Evans Stormwater Management

Click here for the link to Town Code Chapter 200, Article XIII SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS


The Planning Division office staff includes:

  • William Smith, Director of Planning and Community
  • Debra L. Wilson, Planning Clerk
  • Clark Patterson Lee - Planning Consultant
  • Mary Hosler, Supervisor – Town Board Liaison

News and Updates:

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the upcoming Planning Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 25 at 7pm will be held via conference call in order to protect the health and safety of our Board members, Town employees, and the general public. The following phone number and access code is being provided for the public to have the ability to listen in on the meeting; however, public comment will not be permitted during the conference call. If you wish to submit comments, questions or to request materials related to the agenda items, please do so via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you may leave a message at 716-549-0945. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time. It is our hope to keep government moving as efficiently as possible while keeping the public and our staff safe.

Evans Planning Board Meeting (3/25/20)

Dial:  +1 (646) 749-3112

Access Code:  464-299-101

Click on the document link below to view.
pdf Waterfront Mixed Use District Design Standards

pdf Waterfront Assessment Form


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