We are now accepting digitally sealed plans and documents for review; our submittal process for plans has changed. Please click here for the video on the new upload procedures in our Accela Citizen Portal.
** ATTENTION **
The Pre-Application Meeting Request is now available on Accela Citizen Portal!
Register for an account under New Users (click here for instructions). Choose the Planning tab, then select Record Type. Complete the request. Note: When entering address for Step 1, enter parcel number first, and when found, enter street number (or 0 if no street number) and street name. Once the request is received in the system, a Senior Planner will be assigned. The Senior Planner will contact you to set up an available date and time.
** Press Release -Grant Programs for Downtown Businesses (CRA) and Commercial Properties (Gateway) **
Downtown Businesses – Need assistance with exterior lighting or the facade? Creating or retaining a retail business or residential units? Have an upper floor needing refurbishment? Rehabilitating a building?
Commercial Properties – Need assistance with renovation?
Click here to find out more! Be sure to ask about the Green Options Supplement Incentive.
The Planning Division is responsible for long range planning and administering the City's Land Development Regulations.
Duties & Responsibilities
The Planning Division is responsible for both long range and short range planning functions, as well as, development review coordination. Planning maintains and updates the City's Comprehensive Plan and the Land Development Regulations. All development plans are reviewed to assure conformity with these two guiding documents. Assistance is available in the Planning office, by telephone, email or in-person. Applications submitted for consideration are, but not limited to: Commercial & Multi-Family Site Plans and Subdivision Review / Plat plans for Technical Review Committee approval; Future Land Use Amendments, Annexations, Special Exceptions, Variance, Zoning Changes for Planning Board approval and Certificate of Appropriateness for historic resources.