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
Five-Year Housing and Urban Development Consolidated Action Plan Public Meeting
The City of Jamestown Department of Development is seeking public input and expertise as it drafts the City’s Jamestown Five Year United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Consolidated Plan and Annual 2020 Action Plan. We are committed to spending plans that are built through public participation and directly address neighborhood needs. The City of Jamestown welcomes in our fellow residents to help make important decisions on behalf of the community.
The Five-Year Plan sets priorities for all federal funds received from HUD, including the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, HOME Investment Partnership Programs (HOME) and the Emergency Grant Solutions (ESG) Program. The Annual Action Plan presents specific projects within these programs.
The Department of Development will hold a public hearing for all residents of Jamestown concerning the CDBG and HOME Programs that supplement two previous public workshops and meetings with organizational stakeholders. The public meetings will provide an opportunity for all residents and non-profit providers to address and comment on the proposed recommendations on specific activities to be undertaken by the City of Jamestown in its submittal to HUD.
Due to COVID-19 related restrictions, the city’s focus on citizen safety, and in efforts to minimize a large gathering, the Public Hearing will be held virtually on Zoom. Participants can attend by clicking here.
Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 – 6 pm
All interested persons are encouraged to attend and make valued comments regarding projects and programs for consideration of funding. The City of Jamestown will hold a 10-day public comment period open to all residents on the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and the PY 2020 Draft Annual Action Plan. All public comments will be due by September 25, 2020, care of:
The City of Jamestown
Department of Development
200 East Third Street
Jamestown, New York 14701
Questions can be directed to City of Jamestown Department of Development staff at 716-483-7541 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community members are also invited to participate in an online survey, by September 25, 2020, which can be accessed at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JamestownCDBG. Hard copies of the survey are available at the Department of Development at City Hall and the Prendergast Public Library. The Jamestown City Council and the subsequent submission of applications to HUD will consider all comments received prior to the formal authorization of the application.
COVID-19 Alerts and Information
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.
All code enforcement officers are directed to limit inspections to external buildings only. Inside building inspections are not permitted during this time with the exception of emergency situations.
Click here for Resources for Businesses & Workers Impacted by COVID-19.
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- Fund for Downtown Programming
- RFP for 8 East Second Street
- RFP for Windsor & Crescent Street Properties
- Code Enforcement
- Vacant and Abandoned Property Prevention
- Demolition Program
- Urban Renewal Agency
- Local Development Corporation
- CDBG and HOME
- Zoning and Code Regulations
- Country View Estates