Planning & Community Development Department

The Planning and Community Development Department provides a full suite of professional and administrative services related to land-use planning and development permitting, wetlands permitting, economic development, transportation, affordable housing, open space and environmental planning, natural resource protection, and grant writing and administration. The following Boards are staffed directly by this Department: Planning Board; Zoning Board of Appeals; Conservation Commission; Internal Traffic Committee; Affordable Housing Trust; Economic Development Commission; Disabilities Commission; and Historical Commission. Furthermore, this Department serves as an Ex-Officio member of the Downtown Business Improvement District Board of Directors, and serves on the Board of Directors of the MetroWest Transit Authority, the 495 Partnership, and many other regional Boards, Committees, and Consortia.

Links to Related Boards

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Kristina Johnson, AICP Acting Director of Planning and Community Development
Pam Helinek Acting Assistant Director of Planning and Community Development/ Conservation Agent