Office of City Planning

Welcome to the Office of City Planning's Webpage!

We are proud to be carrying on the long and distinguished history of urban planning in the City of Rochester. Planning is responsible for monitoring physical, social and economic factors relevant to the well being of the city. The Office provides consultant services to City departments and community organizations for planning related projects and topics. 

Rochester 2034 Comprehensive Plan

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Rochester 2034 is the 15-year comprehensive plan to improve our community leading up to our 200th birthday. Overall, the Plan presents a blueprint for growth and development, with three main themes carried throughout - positioning Rochester for growth, placemaking, and social and economic equity. This plan sets the framework for all current and future community initiatives. Rochester 2034 was officially adopted by City Council in November 2019.

Current Initiatives

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Rochester 2034 Implementation: The following initiatives are part of the larger effort to implement Rochester 2034. The City will report back to the community every two years on the status of the Plan's implementation. 

  • 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan + Annual Action Plan: As a jurisdiction that receives funding directly from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the City of Rochester is required to develop a Consolidated Plan to inform its use of annual HUD funds.
  • DataROC Open Data Portal: This is a public clearinghouse for data from studies to demographic data to interactive maps and more. 

On December 16th, 2020, the Planning Office gave a presentation on Rochester 2034 implementation as part of the Reshaping Rochester speaker series. Click here to download the slide deck from the event.

Past Plans and Studies

To view all City and community-led plans and studies from the past 10 years, please see the Projects and Plans Application and click on the "Plans and Studies" tab. 

Additional Information

If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Kelley, Manager of City Planning at or (585) 428-6861.  

If you have questions related to zoning, building permits, or the City Planning Commission, please contact the Division of Zoning at (585) 428-7043 or