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Director, Office of Planning and Economic Development
Memorial City Hall, OPED
24 South St.
Auburn, NY 13021
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed weekends and holidays.
Jennifer Haines, Director, OPED
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Planning Office Staff
Director, Office of Planning & Economic Development
Senior Planner
Community Development Planner
Director, Capital Projects & Grants
Senior Planner
Secretary to the Director, M-F, 8-12
Clerk, Part Time
The Office of Planning & Economic Development is responsible for ensuring that physical, community, and economic development in the City occurs in a rational and comprehensive manner that addresses community needs and governmental priorities. The office is involved in a variety of issues or areas that effect the development of the community including housing, human services, public infrastructure, neighborhood stabilization, comprehensive planning, zoning, downtown revitalization, historic preservation, and economic development. Key functions of the office include:
  • Administration of Community Development Block Grant Funds including the Home Repair Assistance Program, Sidewalk Replacement Program, Small Business Assistance Program and Community Development Support Services
  • Preparation, modification, and maintenance of comprehensive development plans and land use regulations
  • Evaluation of applications for special use permits, site plan approval, subdivision approval, and zoning amendments
  • Administration of the Empire Zone Program
  • Dissemination of information on zoning, land use regulations, and community and economic development programs including GIS based mapping
Additionally, the office provides staff support to the Planning Board, Design Review Committee, Historic Resources Review Board, Homeless Task Force, Auburn Local Development Corporation, Small Business Assistance Program Loan Committee and the Auburn Industrial Development Authority.

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24 South Street, Auburn, NY 13021
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