Development Guidance for the City of Rochester

Developer Guidance Handbook

  • Check out the Developer Guidance Handbook!  This handbook outlines the philosophy, vision, regulations, and procedures related to development with the City of Rochester. 

Visitable Home Design Guidelines (Effective August 20, 2018)

  • The Visitable Home Design Guidelines for new construction helps to guarantee that future housing stock can be visited by individuals with disabilities.  The new visibility guidelines provide guidance for all new one and two family dwellings constructed in the city when supported by any one of the available programs through our Department of Neighborhood and Business Development.
  • These standards were developed in collaboration with the Center for Disability Rights (CDR) and our community development partners.