Office of Planning

Welcome to the City of Rochester's Office of Planning 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, including analysis of various trends, production of maps, charts, and other illustrative graphics, as well as providing technical expertise and consultant services to City departments and community organizations for planning related projects and topics. In addition, Planning develops long range plans and implementation programs for both specific geographic areas, as well as the City as a whole.  

The following functions are provided: 

  • Comprehensive Planning
  • Neighborhood Planning
  • Waterfront Planning
  • Neighborhood support and community organization support services
  • Census Data Information / Analysis

Current Planning Division Initiatives

  • Comprehensive Plan Project
  • Rochester Mobility Enhancement Study
  • Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP)


Dorraine Kirkmire, Manager of Planning
NBD Commissioner's Office 
City Hall - Room 223B
Rochester, New York 14614 
Tel: (585) 428-6698