The City of Jamestown Department of Development is committed to providing economic, social, and cultural opportunities through a variety of public and private partnerships and resources to engage, educate and empower our citizens, create vibrant and safe neighborhoods with decent and affordable housing options, and to generate new investment that will improve the overall quality of life, well-being and sustainability of the entire community. The Department of Development also aids business owners, both small and large, with grant and low-interest loan programs in the hopes of creating jobs within the city. This department is also in charge of administering Community Development Block Grant and HOME Program funds.
The DOD includes the Jamestown Local Development Corporation (JLDC) and the Jamestown Urban Renewal Agency (JURA). Further information can be received at 716-483-7541 or email@example.com.
Hours: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday thru Friday
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Any permits shall be filed with Larry Scalise, Building Code Enforcement Officer, by appointment only. Residents may call during normal business hours for all other questions and concerns.
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NOW SEEKING: PUBLIC COMMENT
A public meeting, sponsored by the City of Jamestown and Chautauqua County Partnership for Economic Growth (CCPEG), will be conducted on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 from 6:00-7:00pm in Comedy Center Park, behind the National Comedy Center. The meeting will begin in Comedy Center Park, and, weather permitting, include a walk to the Chadakoin River nearby.
The purpose of this meeting is to inform the public about the Chadakoin River Strategic Business Plan. The Plan provides activities and recommendations that address economic development, recreation, entertainment, education, tourism, and the environment in a comprehensive manner, with the goal of maximizing visitation in the River Corridor and Basin areas. It takes an area that is currently underutilized and seeks to increase public access to the water, while improving quality of life and economic activity in and around the area.
The meeting will be hosted by the City of Jamestown and Chautauqua County Partnership for Economic Growth, in partnership with the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency, Chautauqua Region Economic Development Corporation, and Gebbie Foundation.
The City of Jamestown’s SEQR is pending a mandatory 30-day public review period.
The draft plan will be available beginning September 10th, 2021 in the Department of Development and the Office of the Mayor, Third and Fourth Floors (respectively) of the Municipal building at 200 East Third Street, Jamestown, NY 14701. Additionally, Part one of the plan is available herewith access to Part two available here. All comments regarding the Chadakoin River Business Strategy Plan will be accepted up until October 25th, 2021, in writing, to the Department of Development, Municipal Building, 4th Floor, Jamestown, NY 14701.
A Public Hearing of the Jamestown City Council will be held at 7:00pm, October 25, 2021 in the City Hall Council Chambers, 200 E. 3rd Street, 3rd Floor Conference Room, Jamestown NY 14701 pursuant to Jamestown City Code §300-0911 regarding the adoption of the Chadakoin River Business Strategy Plan.
Any person with a disability requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the meetings should call (716) 483-7612 with their request prior to the scheduled meeting(s).
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CITIZEN ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The Department of Development is looking for citizens interested in being appointed to the Community Development Citizen Advisory Committee (CDCAC). The Community Development Citizen Advisory Committee (CDCAC) will review the established policies and procedures, ordinances, land development regulations, approved Consolidated and Annual Action plans, and comprehensive plan and will recommend specific actions or initiatives to encourage or facilitate fair housing while protecting the ability of the property to appreciate in value. In addition, the CDCAC identifies incentives that are pertinent to affordable housing and serves as an information resource to help improve affordable housing feasibility.
The CDCAC shall serve in an advisory role to the Department of Development, Planning Commission and City Council. The committee may study, research and recommend policies and actions to the City Council and other committees as appropriate to promote affordable homeownership and rental housing, and implement the goals, strategies and action items of the City of Jamestown 5-year Consolidated and Annual Action Plans and the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing.
The CDCAC will submit an annual written Recommendation Report to the City Council Housing Committee at the end of every calendar year.
Individuals interested in applying should submit applications to the Department of Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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