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Public Workshop – Rezone Downtown Poughkeepsie

Rezone Downtown Poughkeepsie Building Blocks for Revitalization Rezone Downtown Poughkeepsie is an initiative to update the zoning code for the City’s Central Business District to spur investment, catalyze the redevelopment of distressed buildings, and create a vibrant and walkable downtown. This public workshop will include a project overview followed by
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Poughkeepsie’s Department of Building, Planning & Zoning is responsible for:

  • Building regulations
  • Building permits
  • Certificates of occupancy
  • Planning and zoning code
  • Development and provision of staff support for the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Zoning enforcement, variances and other zoning issues
  • Ordinance enforcement including construction codes, property maintenance code and special use permits
  • Regulation and issue of licenses for electricians and plumbers

Plumbing and Electrical Test

The Plumbing and Electrical test will be given on April 30, 2016, at 9:00 am at City Hall,  City of Poughkeepsie – 62 Civic Center Plaza – 3rd Floor in the Common Council Chambers.

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