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Eoin Wrafter
Commissioner

Planning and Development
27 High Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Voice (845) 486-3600   Fax (845) 486-3610
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  • Upcoming DCPF Short Courses
     
    • Beacon: Renaissance of a Community Using Code Enforcement, Zoning & Planning
      The City of Beacon has undergone an impressive transformation over the past 15-20 years. Learn how planning, zoning and code enforcement played a role in Beacon's success. Wednesday May 31st, 6:00–8:00pm at the Farm and Home Center. Click here for detailed 5/31 course description and to register.
       
    • Shifting Your Perspective: Experience and Plan for Accessibility Challenges
      Experience what it's really like to navigate the built environment with sensory and ambulatory challenges, then gather for a review of what to look for on a site plan to ensure projects are seamless in their accessibility to people of all abilities. Thursday June 8th, 6:00–8:00pm at the Hudson Valley Community Center. Click here for detailed 6/8 course description and to register.
       
  • Annual Agricultural District Enrollment
    The annual enrollment period for inclusion in one of the County’s four existing Agricultural Districts begins April 15th. Only parcels judged to be “predominately viable agricultural land” will be included. The application can be found here.

 

  • Municipal Innovation Grant Program
    We are pleased to announce grant funding opportunities for all local government entities who have taxing authority within Dutchess County. This grant program is intended to spur innovation and identify best practices that will result in tax savings and a reduction of the property tax levy.  Applications must be submitted by noon on Friday, May 19th. Click here for complete grant information, the application and instructions.
     

  • Bicycle Parking Finder
    A new online map tool has been developed to find bicycle parking locations throughout the county. The map includes designated bike routes, points of interest, and search and printing options. The tool relies on public input to add locations-check it out and use the Contact tab to let us know where other bicycle parking exists! View the tool here.
     
  • Agricultural State of the County 2017
    This new annual report from our Agricultural Navigator highlights recent activities, trends and happenings in agriculture. It includes a snapshot of the industry, our top commodities, and the diversity of our products. View the entire report here.
     
  • 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 March/April 2017 Issue:  Demographic Trends: Planning for the Future (.pdf)

 

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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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