The Planning organization in Oneida County and Herkimer County is unique for New York State because of the interrelationship of three major planning organizations that are housed in one location, the programmatic emphasis of various planning activities, and the common link of the professional staff.
The combined staff serves the Oneida County Department of Planning, the Herkimer-Oneida Counties Comprehensive Planning Program (also known as the Regional Planning Board), and the Herkimer-Oneida Counties Transportation Council. The Planning Department also contracts with Herkimer County to provide staff services to the Herkimer County Planning Board.
Of particular note, The Oneida County Main Street Program has been developed to provide county-level support to local municipalities’ downtown development projects and to assist in the redesign of local main streets to be equitably and safely accessible for visitors of all ages and abilities utilizing all modes of travel.
- Oneida County planning and zoning activities are conducted at both the county and regional levels with extensive local assistance provided to the area's cities, towns & villages.
- The planning activities within Herkimer and Oneida Counties are typically categorized and focus on: Transportation Planning, Land Use and Zoning, Human Services Planning, Census and Statistics, Water Resources and Environmental Planning, Oneida County GIS Mapping, and Economic Development.
- The Herkimer-Oneida Counties Comprehensive Planning Program is also a member of the New York State Association of Regional Councils.
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