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Welcome to the Olean Community Development Page

Community Development Program Coordinator Mary George

Mary George, Program Coordinator

Keri Kerper, Senior Account Clerk Stenographer

Olean Municipal Bldg.
Hours: Monday thru Friday 9am to 5pm
Contact us at: Phone: (716) 376-5647 Fax: (716) 376-5644
or email

Community Participation Meeting 5/24/2016

Press Release 9/28/2016 Allegheny River Public Access & Recreation Plan

Downtown Revitalization Initiative

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Walkable Olean - North Union Street Project

Downtown Olean Form-Based Zoning Code - December 2015

The Department of Community Development was originally created in the late 1960s to implement programs funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Since New York State’s takeover of these programs in 2000, the City has successfully utilized Small Cities dollars to develop affordable housing opportunities in the community; establish revolving loan/grant programs to stimulate job creation and retention; and to provide funding for public improvement projects. Partnering with private and public agencies, and with the assistance of Federal and State grants, the department is also actively involved in redeveloping abandoned brownfield sites with the goal of stimulating economic growth and expanding the City’s tax base.


Fair Housing Plan
Section 504 Americans With Disabilities Act Plan
City of Olean Comprehensive Zoning Update
Olean Comprehensive Plan
Olean Zoning Laws