Planning & Development Department


The Department of Planning and Development is responsible for coordinating all of the planning and development-related activities of the City including land use and master planning, economic development, open space conservation and historic preservation. The Department oversees the work of the Affordable Housing Trust, Conservation Commission, Design Review Board, Economic and Community Development Council, Historic District Commission, Open Space and Recreation Committee, Parking and Traffic Commission, Community Preservation Committee and Planning Board. The Department also includes the Community Development Office which administers grant funds for housing rehabilitation, and programming to support affordable housing.