ZONING AMENDMENTS BEING CONSIDERED AT SPECIAL TOWN MEETING - October 16, 2021
On June 28, 2021 the Planning Board initiated the process for amending the Town's Zoning Bylaw. The Board's report for Town Meeting is here. A description of the reasons for proposing the current amendments is here. For information about Special Town Meeting including the final warrant, go here.
CURRENT DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS * The Planning Office will be updating these documents as new plans come in from the applicants. Please feel free to call the planning staff with any questions: 978-356-6607.
A Housing Production Plan (HPP) is a community's proactive strategy for planning and developing affordable housing. In February, 2020, the Town of Ipswich kicked off a process to develop a new five-year HPP, working with consultants JM Goldson, LLC. Please find more information here: https://www.ipswichma.gov/875/Housing-Production-Plan . An active HPP will enable the Town to meet its affordable housing needs in a manner consistent with the Chapter 40B statute and regulation. More information about the State's Housing Production Plans can be found here: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/chapter-40-b-housing-production-plan
Community Development Plan Update, 2020-2035
Under the direction of the Planning Board, Department of Planning and Community Development, and the Community Development Plan Steering Committee, the Town is updating its 2003 Community Development Plan. Visit the Ipswich Community Development Plan Link to the left for more information.
173-178 Linebrook Road Open Space Preservation Zoning Development (for detailed information please contact the Planning Department)
The Town of Ipswich has been working with the Ipswich River Watershed Association and other partners to explore the feasibility of removing the Ipswich Mills Dam located at the head of tide in downtown Ipswich. For more information about the project, read documents below or visit: https://www.ipswichriver.org/ipswich-mills-dam/