You are here:
Government > Departments > Development & Planning > Neighborhood Planning
“...Every neighborhood in Albany is a desirable place to live because of its
walkable streets, historic architecture, range of housing choices, mixed-use
neighborhood centers, quality schools, parks and recreation facilities, and
easy access to Downtown Albany and other job centers.” - Albany 2030
Albany’s neighborhoods play a key role in the City’s quality of life and the preservation of historic and cultural resources, residential, commercial and mixed-use development, and the overall economic well-being of the City.
From energy to revitalization programs, the Department of Development and Planning receives national attention for their innovative and comprehensive public outreach efforts and community assistance that help make Albany’s neighborhoods desirable and sustainable.
Albany consists of 30 neighborhood associations, 16 locally designated historic districts, over 100 park and recreational spaces, and a variety of public services and housing and community resources designed for the diversity of residents, commercial industries and City partners.
In April 2012, the City of Albany adopted its first Comprehensive Plan, Albany 2030, which outlines the City’s vision and guides decision making for community improvements based on the needs of residents, businesses and stakeholders while maintaining and elevating the City’s character, quality of life, and environmental and fiscal health. While Albany 2030 is the City’s first comprehensive planning process, the City has undertaken and implemented numerous neighborhood and topical planning initiatives. The Albany 2030 plan draws themes and recommendations from these plans into a broader citywide context. The City’s previous plans have been reviewed and incorporated into the goals, actions, strategies and projects listed throughout the Albany 2030 Plan.
Albany 2030 Comprehensive Plan
Arbor Hill Neighborhood
Midtown Study Area
Park South Neighborhood
South End Neighborhood
Bicycles & Pedestrians
Sustainable Community Projects
Albany Community Development Agency
Department of Development & Planning
21 Lodge Street
Albany, NY 12207
Fax: (518) 434-9846
Arbor Hill / South End / Midtown
Phone: (518) 434-2532 x 33
Sustainability / Park South / Bike & Transportation
Phone: (518) 434-2532 x 17
Energy & Sustainability: email@example.com