The Office of the Planning & Development provides professional guidance and oversight for all major development projects within the city. The Planning Office and the Planning Board work to ensure that all new and ongoing development projects are performed in conformance with Massachusetts General Law Chapters 40A and 41. The Planning Department provides technical assistance to other City departments and appointed Boards that includes revisions to the Zoning Ordinance and the Subdivision Rules and Regulations.
The Office of Planning & Development manages the City’s Community Development Block Grant Program. This includes staff that works on Economic Development, Small Business Development and Housing Rehabilitation. Staff also works with local public service organizations to meet the needs of Leominster’s low/moderate income population. The office administers an effective housing rehabilitation program to assist low/moderate income residents and to eliminate slum and blight in the community.