Director of Planning and Development
Department of Planning and Development, 114 Main Street
Mailing Address: 14 Court Square
Greenfield, MA 01301
The Planning Board meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 7:00 p.m. Meetings are held either at the Police Station Meeting Room at 321 High Street or at the Department of Planning & Development, 114 Main Street. The meeting rooms are handicapped accessible.
The Planning Board Has Two Basic Roles:
1. Long range planning
2. Reviewing, deciding and making recommendations on development proposals.
Specific duties include:
To make careful studies; To prepare plans of the resources, possibilities and needs of the Town; To report annually to the Town Council regarding the condition of the Town; To make a master plan of growth and development, natural resources, transportation, housing, etc.; To have an official map prepared if authorized by Town Council; To review and make recommendations regarding the layout, alteration, relocation or discontinuance of public ways; To draft, hold hearings, and make recommendations to the Town Council on the adoption of Zoning Ordinances; To review and issue special permits under the Zoning Ordinance; To adopt and administer local subdivision regulations; To review and approve subdivisions of land and project site plans.