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The Planning and Development Advisory Council (PDAC) through the Office of Planning and Development (OPD) is requesting community feedback and suggestions to support next steps in the creation of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands’ Comprehensive Sustainable Development Plan (CSDP).

To learn more and view scoping documents please click here.

You can view the draft CSDP and support plans here. Please send your feedback to planning@opd.gov.mp for inclusion in the next CSDP update.

“Safe, Smart Growth” (SSG) is a set of development strategies that aim to ensure the growth of communities and infrastructure that are resilient to natural disasters with thriving economies and healthy environments. OPD is working with the Planning and Development Advisory Council to integrate these principles into comprehensive sustainable development planning.

You can read SSG Guidance HERE

Community visioning starts with you! Please take our short survey today and share this video and the survey link with your friends!

You can take the OPD Resiliency Assessment here.

OPD worked with the Department of Commerce and appointed commissioners to update the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) to highlight priority recovery needs after Super Typhoon Yutu.

READ THE 2019 CEDS UPDATE HERE

Press Release: Interior Provides $9 Million to the Northern Mariana Islands in FY 2021 Capital Improvement Funds

March 26, 2021

Capital Improvement Project fiscal year 2021 grants from OIA will support important renovation upgrades and maintenance needs at several important public facilities, including the hospital, health clinics, and schools in the CNMI.

Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan and Tinian Zero Waste Pilot Project Requests for Proposals – Submissions due by 4/19!

March 23, 2021

The Office of Planning and Development (OPD)...

The Office of Planning and Development (OPD) in partnership with the Department of Public Works (DPW) and the Mayor’s Offices of Tinian and Rota is soliciting proposals for the drafting and finalization of a comprehensive solid waste management plan for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). This Request for Proposals (RFP) is RFP-OPD-062....

Your Feedback Requested – Please View Updated Draft Comprehensive Sustainable Development Plan and Submit Comments by 4/19!

March 19, 2021

The revised Draft Comprehensive Sustainable Development Plan...

The revised Draft Comprehensive Sustainable Development Plan (CSDP) is uploaded now! We are requesting your comments on the draft by April 19, 2021, so we can make final revisions and submit the plan for endorsement.

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CNMI Comprehensive Strategic Development Planning Process

The Office of Planning and Development is working to support an inclusive planning dialog at the island and village level throughout the CNMI. Learn more about the planning process

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