Planning and Community Development

One City Plaza
Norwich, NY 13815
Erik Scrivener
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm

The Planning Department is responsible for administering the policies, programs and regulations that manage the development of the Norwich community. Our department ensures the sound management of Norwich's growth and the protection of its quality of life and economic vitality through comprehensive and long-range planning, balancing the rich past of Norwich with its exciting future. We work on such issues as:

  • environmental planning
  • long-range neighborhood planning
  • attracting new businesses to the area
  • reviewing development proposals and permits.

BOA Projects

In December of 2013, the City was awarded a Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) Step 2 grant from the New York State Department of State. This grant provides funding for the second of a three step program for the City to identify underutilized former industrial areas of the city and to explore ways to revitalize them and bring them back into productive use. Portions of the Step 2 funding will be used to do a downtown market study and preliminary design and cost estimates for the Heritage Block parking area and the Museum District streetscape projects.

BOA Public Meeting Notes (PDF)
Public Meeting Followup

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority Program (NYSERDA)

Find out about free home energy audits and weatherization services available through New York State Energy Research and Development Authority Program (NYSERDA), and learn more about New York State funded energy grants and low interest rate loan assistance
Benchmarking Report

USDA funding for very low-income home repair (Section 504)
USDA Rural Development is offering low-interest loan funding to help repair homes of very low-income and elderly homeowners in rural New York. (see PDF for details)

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