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Eoin Wrafter

Planning and Development
27 High Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Voice (845) 486-3600   Fax (845) 486-3610
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  • Partnership for Manageable Growth (PMG)
    We are pleased to announce that we will be accepting applications for the PMG programs. All application forms, instructions, and other pertinent information can be found on the PMG webpage. Applications must be submitted by 4:00pm December 5, 2016.
  • 2015 Rental Housing Survey
    Our annual report on the rental housing market in Dutchess County is now available. View data on market-rate rentals as well as tax-credit and subsidized units. The main trends for 2015 were increased rents for all market-rate units surveyed, and very low vacancy rates. View the entire 2015 Rental Housing Survey report here
  • 2016 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program
    NYSDOT has announced $98.7 million is available to support bicycle, pedestrian, multi-use path and transportation related projects and programs, as well as projects that reduce congestion and help meet the requirements of the Clean Air Act. Applications are due by October 21, 2016. Click here for program information, application, and workshop training dates. 
  • 2017 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG):  Municipal Program
    We are pleased to announce that we will be accepting applications for the above referenced grant program. All application forms, instructions and other pertinent information can be found on the CDBG webpage. Applications are due by noon (12 p.m.), on October 21, 2016.



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The Department of Planning and Development helps to maintain and enhance the County's quality of life. The Department is responsible for countywide planning, coordination of economic development activities, planning assistance to local governments, and comprehensive mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) data.Planning and Development Mission Statement image 

Significant projects and programs include:

The Department also provides administrative oversight and support to the Traffic Safety and STOP-DWI programs, the Department of Solid Waste, the Criminal Justice Council and several community agencies, which provide a wide range of programs for the County's residents, businesses, and visitors.

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