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Planning Board Meeting – November 17, 2020

Effective immediately and based upon notices and health advisories issued by Federal, State, and Local officials related to the Coronavirus, the City of Poughkeepsie Planning Board will not hold in-person meetings. Until further notice, all future Planning Board meetings (including public hearings) will be held via videoconferencing, as permitted by
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Planning Board Meeting – October 20, 2020

Effective immediately and based upon notices and health advisories issued by Federal, State, and Local officials related to the Coronavirus, the City of Poughkeepsie Planning Board will not hold in-person meetings. Until further notice, all future Planning Board meetings (including public hearings) will be held via videoconferencing, as permitted by
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Planning Board Meeting – September 15, 2020

Effective immediately and based upon notices and health advisories issued by Federal, State, and Local officials related to the Coronavirus, the City of Poughkeepsie Planning Board will not hold in-person meetings. Until further notice, all future Planning Board meetings (including public hearings) will be held via videoconferencing, as permitted by
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THE PLANNING BOARD REVIEWS A VARIETY OF DEVELOPMENT-RELATED APPLICATIONS, INCLUDING:

  • site plans
  • subdivisions
  • special permits
  • signs (three-dimensional, marquee, neon, and electronic message display signs only)
  • façades
  • Common Council referrals for advisory opinions
  • plans for altering nonconforming uses

Planning staff attends all Planning Board meetings, and provides advisory and administrative support to the Board. In addition, planning staff ensures that all applicants comply with State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) requirements.

PLANNING BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE

Work Sessions:

1st Tues./month 10:00 am
Council Chambers, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Board Meetings*:

3rd Tues/month 7:00 pm
Council Chambers, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

*Open to the public

Application Review Process

Applications to the City of Poughkeepsie Planning Board are submitted and reviewed according to the following process:

1. A potential applicant seeking initial feedback on a proposed project may submit a request to be placed on the Work Session agenda by submitting the following information to the Planning Department:

  • Applicant name and contact information (email address and phone number)
  • Address of proposed project
  • Project description

Each Work Session will be attended by staff from all relevant city departments (Planning, Engineering, Building, Fire, Police, Parking) and representatives from each of the city’s land use boards (Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Waterfront Advisory Committee, Historic District and Landmark Preservation Commission, etc.). Dependent upon the number of requests each month, each applicant will be limited to 15-30 minutes to present the basic concept of their pre-application, walk staff and volunteers through major components of the proposed site plan, and receive comments and questions from staff and volunteers. Applicants will be required to provide two full-size hard copies of the preliminary site plan at the Work Session.

Deadline: Last Tuesday of the prior month. Requests not received by 12:00pm on the aforementioned day will not be placed on the agenda.

2. To be placed on the Planning Board agenda the applicant must make an official application by submitting the following information to the Planning Department:

  • Completed application form
  • Completed SEQRA Environmental Assessment Form
  • Natural Resource Inventory Conservation Analysis (if subject to SEQRA)
  • Site Plan
  • Elevations and renderings (if applicable)
  • A disc or USB flash drive with all aforementioned materials
  • Application fee

Deadline: First Friday of the month. Application packages not received by 4:00pm on the aforementioned day will not be placed on the agenda. NO EXCEPTIONS.

3. Planning staff reviews the application.

  • If it is not complete or requires significant revision, planning staff returns the application with appropriate instructions.
  • If the application is complete and sufficient, planning staff will request that the applicant submit the required number of additional hard copies for circulation.

4. The application is placed on the agenda for the next Planning Board Meeting, which meets on the third Tuesday of the month

Notes

The applicant should be aware that depending on the location, type and size of the project, additional reviews by State and County agencies as well as an extensive SEQRA Review may be required.

Also be advised, if the property is located in the Local Waterfront Protection Area, an LWRP Consistency Review Form must be submitted with your application.