Community Development


To provide a coordinated and comprehensive approach to the town's land use management, planning, economic development, conservation, historic preservation, and future objectives.


Provides administrative and technical support to the Conservation Commission, Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Community Preservation Committee and Housing Advisory Board as well as a variety of temporary committees. Serves as a policy advisor on the town's long-term and strategic planning initiatives related to housing, economic development, transportation, and open space and natural resources. Assists in creating, updating and implementing the town's master plans, and

provides guidance for a variety of town projects.

MBTA ZONING - updated on September 5, 2023 


Multi-Family Zoning Requirement for MBTA Communities |

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Planning Board Process to date

MOST RECENTLY UPDATED MBTA ZONING SCENARIO REPORT to be reviewed by the Planning Board on September 13, 2023

Current Regulatory Projects being reviewed by the Planning Board (updated on September 8, 2023)

3 Meeting House Road – J&C Property Management LP requesting approval under Article XXI, Community Enhancement, and Investment Overlay District (CEIOD) and sub-sections 195-111.C (5),Article XXIII Inclusionary Housing and any other permit relief as may be required under the Chelmsford Zoning Bylaw to allow the conversion of existing commercial office space into 8 residential apartments.

The site is in the CD commercial zoning district and is shown as Parcel ID: Map 73, Block 295, Lot 6 consisting of approximately 69,760 sq. ft.  

10 Hildreth Street – Michael Lefavor, requesting a six-lot Definitive Subdivision approval and applicable waivers under Subdivision Control Law and the Rules and Regulations Governing the Subdivision of Land in the Town of Chelmsford and a Special Permit per section Article XIV, Aquifer Protection District.  The project calls for the construction of a new dead-end roadway, and the construction of 6 duplexes on 6 new lots.  The site is located in the RC-Residential Two-Family Zoning District.   The site is approximately 5.07 acres as shown as Assessors Parcel ID: Map 74, Block 324, Lots 10 and 12. 

93 Brick Kiln Road – DND Homes, LLC requesting Site Plan approval for the construction of an 49,910 square feet industrial warehouse building with integrated surface parking, loading facilities and on-site infrastructure improvements.  The site is located in the IA zoning district and is shown as Parcel ID:  Map 88, Block 271, Lot 3, and consists of approximately 9.63 acres. The applicant requests Special Permits per Article XI, Major Business Complex, Article XIV, Aquifer Protection (195-73), Article V, Off-street Parking and Loading (195-16D, 195-18C, 195-21G, 195-21J) and Site Plan Review per section 195-104 and any other permit relief as may be required under the Chelmsford Zoning Bylaw to allow the proposed use/project.

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