Comprehensive Plan for City of Rochester - Rochester 2034

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About a Comprehensive Plan

One of the most important powers and duties granted to a city and its citizens is the responsibility to develop and undertake a comprehensive plan. A city comprehensive plan is a means to promote and protect the general health, safety and welfare of the people and to lay out a course of action for the future social, physical and political development of the community. The plan serves as the fundamental basis for making public and private decisions on land use regulation and development, future investment and the allocation of critical resources. The plan creates a “blueprint” for the future development and preservation of the city.

The existing "Renaissance 2010 Plan" that was adopted by City Council in 1999 (*Read the Renaissance 2010 Plan Here*). The new plan, currently underway seeks to establish a cohesive vision that will serve as the roadmap to guide the City for the next 15 years.

The comprehensive plan project is a community-wide effort that engages residents, business leaders, educational institutions and other important community partners to help establish a common vision, develop priorities and identify action steps that will help ensure that the City reaches its full potential in the years to come.

Project Documents

Links to Other City Planning Projects & Initiatives:

Tentative Project Schedule 

Project Kickoff April 2016
Formation of Planning Area Committees (PACs) June 2016
Public Meetings (5)    November 2016
Planning Area Reports Completed Summer 2017
Final Planning Area Report  December 2017
Additional Public Engagement Fall 2017 - Spring 2018
Comprehensive Plan Document Preparation Summer-Fall 2018

Specific times, dates, and locations of future public meetings have not yet been determined. Check back here for specific information and project updates throughout the course of the project. 

Questions / Information / Comments

For more information about this project contact Dorraine Kirkmire, Manager of Planning at (585) 428-6698 or Dorraine.kirkmire@cityofrochester.gov .