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Planning and Development

Department of Development

Second Floor, Stearns Building
338 Central Ave.
Dunkirk, NY 14048
P: (716) 366-9876
F: (716) 363-6460

Vince DeJoy
Director of Planning and Development
Email Vince



The Department of Planning and Development helps to maintain and enhance the City’s quality of life. The Department is responsible for citywide planning, coordination of economic development activities, and management of the City’s Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG).

For a list of important programs and projects the Department is working on click here.


  • Vince DeJoy, Director of Planning and Development
  • Edward "EJ" Hayes, Deputy Director of Planning and Development
  • Nicole Clift, Community Development Planner
Looking for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Information? Click Here


ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MEETING:  Second Monday of the month / 4PM

The public is welcome to sit in during this meeting located in the Mayor's Conference Room, Dunkirk City Hall.
CLICK HERE for meeting agenda

2022 Economic Development Committee Meeting Minutes:
February 9th, 2022 Meeting Minutes


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Relevant Plans and Studies22 documents

  • Downtown Revitalization Initiative Strategic Investment Plan
    document date 05-23-2024
    e City of Dunkirk was selected to receive $10 million through New York State's Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI), a cornerstone of the State's economic development program. e DRI transforms downtown neighborhoods into vibrant centers that offer a high quality of life and are magnets for redevelopment, business, job creation, and economic and housing diversity. e funding will be allocated to public, private, and nonpro􀀎t projects that will contribute to the City’s ongoing revitalization.
  • Chautauqua County Housing Market Assessment and Development Strategy
    document date 03-26-2024
    The intention of this study is to provide insights to the existing housing stock and market conditions, as well as current and future anticipated gaps. These insights, combined with stakeholder input, provided the foundation for the development of actionable strategies to address housing gaps and needs in the County and City of Dunkirk.
  • City of Dunkirk Brownfield Marketing Master Redevelopment Plan 2023
    document date 03-11-2024
  • City of Dunkirk 2021 DRI Application
    document date 09-30-2021
  • City of Dunkirk Comprehensive Plan-Public Input Results
    document date 05-25-2021
  • NRG Reuse Alternatives Feasibility Study (2021)
    document date 05-25-2021
  • City of Dunkirk Comprehensive Plan (2019)
    document date 08-07-2020
  • City of Dunkirk Tree Management Plan (2019)
    document date 08-07-2020
  • Downtown Revitalization Initiative (2019)
    document date 08-07-2020
  • Choosing Dunkirk - Housing Study (2018)
    document date 08-07-2020
  • Wright Park Feasibility Study and Action Plan (2017)
    document date 08-07-2020
  • Dunkirk NY i-Tree Ecosystem Analysis Report
    document date none
  • City of Dunkirk Tree Inventory
    document date none
  • Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) Phase II Plan (2018)
    document date none
  • Revised Floramo Plan (2017)
    document date none
  • Waterfront Enhancement Plan (1992)
    document date none
  • Walkability Survey Summary Report (2013)
    document date none
  • Chautauqua 20/20 Comprehensive Plan (2011)
    document date none
  • Chautauqua County Design Principles Guidebook (2009)
    document date none
  • Chautauqua County Branding, Development, and Marketing Action Plan (2009)
    document date none
  • Chadwick Bay Region Comprehensive Plan (1997)
    document date none
  • Lake Erie Concord Grape Belt Heritage Area Management Plan (2010)
    document date none

P & D Application Documents2 documents

  • Planning Board Application
    document date none
  • Boardwalk Application
    document date none

Public Bids1 document

  • RFP-Dunkirk-Advancing Code Technology Platform
    document date 09-12-2022
    Proposals sought to replace the current platform for the Building & Zoning Department

Programs and Projects2 documents

  • 8.2.22 EPA Assistance  Preaward Compliance Report.pdf
    document date 08-02-2022
  • 8.2.22 Grievance Policy for 40 CFR Parts 5 & 7
    document date 08-02-2022