The Planning Division provides research, advisory and administrative support for an array of comprehensive and land use planning functions within the City of Poughkeepsie.

Comprehensive Planning

The City’s principle long-range plan, known as the “Comprehensive Plan,” serves as the blueprint for future growth and development, and provides a policy framework in which to guide municipal decisions. Usually updated every 5-10 years, the Comprehensive Plan was last revised in 1998.

The Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan (LWRP), which was drafted by the Waterfront Advisory Committee and adopted in 1998, provides the City and its residents with policy guidelines to help guide current and future land use decisions along the Hudson River waterfront.

Planning Staff assists in the application and administration of a variety of Federal and State planning, design, and construction grants.

Planning staff collaborates with City, County, and State agencies on a variety of highway, transit, and pedestrian/bicycle transportation planning projects.

Land Use Planning

A principle function of the Planning Division is to provide advisory and administrative support to the City’s Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Waterfront Advisory Committee, and Shade Tree Commission.

Poughkeepsie Waterfront Redevelopment Strategy

  Poughkeepsie Waterfront Redevelopment Strategy (18.2 MiB, 2,290 hits)

  Poughkeepsie Waterfront Redevelopment Strategy Presentation - October 6, 2014 (3.5 MiB, 208 hits)

Waterfront Transit-Oriented Development District

  Waterfront Transit-Oriented Development District - Draft (8.8 MiB, 149 hits)

Poughkeepsie City Center Revitalization Plan

  Poughkeepsie City Center Revitalization Plan (5.4 MiB, 260 hits)

  Poughkeepsie City Center Revitalization Plan - Overview (2.4 MiB, 227 hits)

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Office Location

City Hall – 2nd Floor
Monday – Friday
8:30am – 4:30pm

Contact Info

845-451-4055 Office
845-451-4006 Fax

Planning Department forms are available in the Downloads section of this website.