Arthur H. Kunz (1934-1993) began his career with the Nassau County Planning Department in 1958. Kunz moved to the Suffolk County Planning Department in 1966 and was the department head from 1989 to 1993. Throughout his career, he worked to balance development and environmental protection in Suffolk County. In 1993, the Suffolk County Legislature dedicated the Arthur Kunz Memorial Library in his honor.
Located within the office of the Suffolk County Planning & Environment Division, the Arthur Kunz Memorial Library is a reference library that contains current and historical reports spanning a variety of planning-related topics. Most of the reports in the library focus on Suffolk County or the Long Island region. The library is organized by subject matter but the library has not yet been catalogued. Research subjects in the library include:
- Town, village, and local plans
- Land Use
- Planning, zoning and subdivision
- Local zoning codes
- Local government reports
- Public finance
- Parks, recreation, and open space
- Farmland preservation
- Coastal zone management
- Solid waste
- Proceedings of the Suffolk County Legislature (formerly the Board of Supervisors), 1940 to 1997
- Planning-related DVDs and videos
- Urban planning and related reference books
Some of the library’s publications are available on the Suffolk County Planning & Environment Division’s website in electronic format. A list of these reports can be found here.
Library location: Suffolk County Division of Planning & Environment , 2nd floor, H. Lee Dennison Building, 100 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY, 11788.
Library hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Closed holidays.
For more information or to schedule an appointment to access the Arthur Kunz Memorial Library, please contact the Suffolk County Division of Planning & Environment by telephone at 631-853-5191 or by e-mail at: Planning@SuffolkcountyNY.gov.