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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 Proposed Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
The Dutchess County Transportation Council announces a 30-day public comment period for its Draft FFY 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and accompanying Conformity Statement. The TIP serves as our five-year capital program of federally-funded transportation and transit projects in Dutchess County. Comments will be accepted until June 24, 2019. Please see our Public Notice for details.

2019 Draft CDBG Action Plan Released
The County is seeking comment on the Draft 2019 CDBG Action Plan which outlines how it will allocate the 2019 CDBG and HOME funds. Projects were selected through a competitive application process based on the priorities in the 2013-2019 Consolidated Plan.  A list of projects is also available.  A public hearing will be held on May 8, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. (see notice for details).  Comments will be accepted until May 28, 2019.

2019 Municipal Innovation Grant (MIG) Program Application Cycle:  $1.1 million is available to local government entities to support efforts to reduce the property tax levy.  Applications can be submitted through the Dutchess County Grant Portal by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2019.  Visit our MIG webpage for additional information.

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:  Shedding Light on Digital Signs (.pdf), March/April 2019