Planning & Development

Covid 19 adjustments to Planning Board public meetings

Please contact Elizabeth Wood, Planning & Development Director with any questions regarding the below remote access procedures; ewood@leominster-ma.gov, ph 978-962-3542

Important Announcement Regarding the April 6, 2020 Planning Board Meeting:

Pursuant to Governor Baker’s March 12, 2020 Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, §18, and the Governor’s March 15, 2020 Order imposing strict limitation on the number of people that may gather in one place, this meeting of the City of Leominster Planning Board will be conducted via remote participation to the greatest extent possible.

No in-person attendance of members of the public will be permitted, but every effort will be made to ensure that the public can adequately access the proceedings in real time, via technological means. In the event that we are unable to do so, despite best efforts, we will post on the City of Leominster's website an audio or video recording, transcript, or other comprehensive record of proceedings as soon as possible after the meeting.

Individuals may participate remotely in the meeting in the following manner:   

Remote Participation Instructions:

Public participation for the Planning Board meeting scheduled for Monday April 6th at 6:30 pm will be conducted via a remote participation platform called GoTo Meeting.

Members of the public and/or parties with a right and/or requirement to attend this meeting can access the remote participation meeting through any one of the following ways:

  • Follow this link or enter it into your web browser to join the meeting: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/372568085
  • Participants can dial a toll-free phone number at 1 (872) 240-3212 to join the meeting. When prompted, enter the Access Code# “372-568-085” and follow the instructions to join the meeting.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this challenging situation for our community and the world.

 

Important Information

Applications for the Community Development Block Grant Program are due by 4:00pm on Friday, January 24, 2020. Click here for application:

January 30, 2020 at 10:00am: Mandatory meeting for Year 46 Public Services. This meeting is MANDATORY to receive funding in Year 46.

 Thursday, January 23, 2020, A public hearing for Year 46 Public Services will be held at 10:00 AM in the T.A. conference room at City Hall to discuss community development needs.  For more information click here for the Public Hearing Notice.

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Leominster Office of Planning & Development is to apply best practices to ensure efficient land use development, ensure compliance with policies and standards and provide the public with information and assistance. The Office of Planning & Development provides professional guidance and oversight for all major development projects within the city. The Planning staff 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, as well as advising on revisions to the Zoning Ordinance and the Subdivision Rules and Regulations.

The Office of Planning & Development also manages the City’s Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). The Block Grant provides staffing and resources for the Economic Development, Small Business Development and Housing Rehabilitation programs. The Block Grant also provides funding for local public service organizations to help meet the needs of Leominster’s low/moderate income population. The Housing Rehabilitation Program funds home repairs for low/moderate income homeowners and helps eliminate slum and blight in the community.

 

 

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