Planning and Development

The Department of Planning and Development helps to maintain and enhance the City’s quality of life. The Department is responsible for citywide planning, coordination of economic development activities, and management of the City’s Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG).

For a list of important programs and projects the Department is working on click here.

Staff

Steve Neratko, Director of Planning and Development

Lacy Lawrence, Deputy Director of Planning and Development

Nicole Waite, CDBG Administrator/Grant Writer

News and Updates

  • The City has begun its planning process for the 2014 CDBG Fiscal Year. To find out more information about the City’s CDBG Program click here. For a copy of the 2014 CDBG Application click here. Applications are due to City Hall by Friday, December 6, 2013.
  • There will be an informational meeting about the City of Dunkirk’s Main Street Program on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 6:00PM at the SUNY Fredonia Incubator on Central Avenue. This meeting is open to the public. Come learn more about the $250,000 grant the City received and what it means for downtown Dunkirk. Building owners wishing to apply for grant assistance must complete the application and return to City Hall by Wednesday, January 15, 2014.
  • The City is currently accepting applications from Contractors who are interested in receiving bids for CDBG and Main Street Program projects. Applications are due to City Hall by Friday, December 6, 2013. To get a copy of the application click here.
  • The next Revitalize Dunkirk meeting will take place Thursday, November 21, 2013 6:00PM at the SUNY Fredonia Incubator on Central Avenue. Check the group out on Facebook!

Relevant Plans and Studies

Central Business District Development Plan (1996)

Waterfront Enhancement Plan (1992)

Walkability Survey Summary Report (2013)

Chautauqua 20/20 Comprehensive Plan (2011)

Chautauqua County Design Principles Guidebook (2009)

Chautauqua County Branding, Development, and Marketing Action Plan (2009)

Chadwick Bay Region Comprehensive Plan (1997)

Lake Erie Concord Grape Belt Heritage Area Management Plan (2010)