1150 City Place
50 W. Main St.
Rochester, NY 14614
 Patrick Gooch, Senior Associate Planner

 Phone: 585 753-2000
 Fax: 585 753-2028
 [email protected]

Monroe County and the City of Rochester are located on the south shore of Lake Ontario, in the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York. The area (657.21 square miles) is accessible through the Greater Rochester International Airport, Amtrak, the New York State Thruway, and the New York State Erie Canal.  Visit the Greater Rochester Enterprise or VisitRochester for more information about the Greater Rochester Region.

The Monroe County Division of Planning provides a diverse set of services related to land use and development including: technical and mapping support in the development and implementation of various land use plans and regulations; guidance on project permitting and compliance with environmental review; preparation of the annual Land Use Report on major projects proposed, approved, and constructed; coordination of the Capital Improvement Program; training opportunities through the Spring and Fall Land Use Decision-Making Training Program.

Planning Services Highlights

Comprehensive Plan Update

Check out the Comp Plan Website: Plan Foward - A Comprehensive Plan for Monroe County

Plan Forward: A Comprehensive Plan for Monroe County

To get in touch with county staff members or the Steering Committee about this plan, email [email protected]

Countywide Active Transporation Plan (CATP)

Monroe County and the Genesee Transportation Council have partnered in an effort to develop a Countywide Active Transportation Plan (CATP) for Monroe County. The CATP will provide the County with an equity-focused, data-driven framework for achieving desired changes to the County's non-motorized transportation network. This may include recommendations for new or revised policies, tools for decision-makers, and/or transportation infrastructure investments. 

To get in touch with county staff members  about this plan, email Yixuan Lin:  [email protected]

More Info on CATP

Development Review Notice - DRC is now online!

Please visit Monroe County's Development Review Guide to learn more about the Development Review Process (GML 239)

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