The Planning Department's mission is to provide professional planning services across a broad spectrum of policy and regulatory considerations including: administration of land use regulations and ongoing planning programs, coordination with Federal and State agencies, administrative and management support to Town boards and departments, assistance with Town/institutional relations, promotion of environmental preservation and community sustainability, research activities and special projects, grant administration and support services relating to land use planning, and guidance for community growth particularly concerning the maintenance and updating of the Town’s Comprehensive Community Plan.
The Planning Department is located on the first floor of Town Hall, 180 High Street, Wakefield. The public is encouraged to call or visit the Department to research issues or to ask questions on any relevant topic. All current development proposals are available for public review during office hours. Copies of plans and reports can be made upon request. Please refer to the GIS webpage for a list of services as well as GIS maps and data that are available for purchase.
For more detailed discussion on Town planning issues, email one of the staff members listed at the right, or call the Department's administrative assistant at 401-789-9331, ext. 1244 to schedule an appointment.