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Planning & Development

The Department of Planning and Development is responsible for comprehensive county-wide planning, Greenway program implementation, farmland and open space preservation, review of municipal planning and zoning development projects, planning assistance to local governments, technical expertise on community development and affordable housing, transportation planning, implementation of certain grant programs, and mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) data.



News & Announcements

Public Comment Period for Application to Partially Fund the Development of a Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) Nomination Study for the Schatz Site
Dutchess County is seeking comment on its draft joint application with  RUPCO-Kearny Schatz Site Joint Venture to the New York State Department of State for the Development of a Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) Nomination Study for the Schatz Site. The Schatz site consists of three contiguous parcels, two in the Town of Poughkeepsie and one in the City of Poughkeepsie. 

Proposed Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
The Dutchess County Transportation Council has approved its new FFY 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) (.pdf) and accompanying Conformity Statement (.pdf). The TIP serves as our five-year capital program of federally-funded transportation and transit projects in Dutchess County. A Public Meeting was held on June 5, 2019; the presentation from that meeting can be found here (.pdf).

2018 Rental Housing Survey
Find out what Dutchess County's rental housing market looked like in 2018. In it's 36th year, the 2018 Rental Housing Survey (.pdf) analyzes rental and vacancy information for several types of rental housing.

Consolidated and Expedited Permitting and Review Application
In an effort to encourage and facilitate investment and job creation, Dutchess County has established a consolidated and expedited permitting and review process for "priority projects." Download the instructions and application (.pdf)

DCPF eNewsletter:  Streamlining the Land Use Process, May/June 2019