Planning Board


  • Agenda Meetings at 6:00 pm (Meeting Room)
  • Regular Meetings at 6:30 pm (Meeting Room)
  • Last Wednesday of every month (unless noted otherwise on the Town Calendar)
  • Ballston Town Hall
    Meeting Room
    323 Charlton Road
    Ballston Spa, NY 12020
  • Meetings are also streamed over Zoom for viewing only; the Zoom link can be found in the calendar listing

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


The Planning Board is a seven-member citizen board appointed by the Town Board to seven-year terms. Two alternate members are also appointed to serve in the event that a regular member is unavailable. All members must be Town of Ballston residents.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Planning Board is looking for volunteers to fill two Alternate Board Member positions. Please email John Van Vorst if interested.


The Planning Board reviews development activities within the Town of Ballston, with the authority to approve, approve with modifications, or disapprove applications for site plan reviews, special use permits, and subdivisions of land. They study and vote on proposed projects, ensuring compliance with New York State environmental regulations and conformance with Town code, while maintaining the vision outlined in the Town's Comprehensive Plan. The Board is supported by a Clerk, Secretary, Planning Attorney and Town Designated Engineer. Meetings occur on the last Wednesday of the month, with an agenda meeting at 6 pm and a regular meeting at 6:30 pm. The public is welcome to attend both meetings.

Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) Program

The award-winning PDR program is a voluntary incentive program that allows for greater residential density or greater commercial square footage for new development or redevelopment when an applicant purchases PDR credits. Visit the Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) Program page for more information.

Planning Board Applications

Planning Board applications are linked below. Paper copies are available in the Building Department at Town Hall, located at 323 Charlton Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020. Contact the Building Department at 518-490-2715.

2024 Application Submission and Meeting Dates - plus Zoom Link (PDF)  (revised 11-21-2023)

Important - Please Note: 

  • The submission deadline is Noon on the submission date; submissions will not be accepted after Noon
  • The application indicates which documents must be included in packets
    • Submissions that are missing documents, have too few copies of documents, or are not divided into packets will not be accepted
  • A USB drive containing PDF copies of all submission documents must be included with your submission, even if you have emailed PDF documents and/or a link to PDF documents 
    • Each document must be a separate PDF file on the USB drive - do not scan all the documents into one file
    • Submissions without a USB drive containing PDF documents in separate files will not be accepted