Welcome to Seneca County’s Planning and Community Development Department website. The Department promotes the sound and orderly economic and physical growth of Seneca County and its constituent municipalities. It is responsible for comprehensive countywide planning, economic development coordination, tourism promotion, community development program implementation, review of local land use referrals, and environmental reviews. Additionally, the Department is responsible for administering the overall development of the Finger Lakes Regional Airport, providing planning and grant writing assistance to local governments, and managing the Agricultural District Program.
The Department also provides staff assistance to the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) and is involved in a number of IDA economic development initiatives. Examples include administration of the NYS Empire Zone Program in Seneca County, redevelopment of the former Seneca Army Depot, and assisting business and industry with the site location and development process.