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Milton Planning Department
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Director of Planning & Community Development
Assistant Town Planner
Senior Administrative Clerk
Town Office Building
525 Canton Avenue
Milton, MA 02186
Fax 617-698-6741
Mon - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Sometimes our work takes us out of the office. To be assured of our availability, please call for an appointment.
Planning Department Update
The Milton Planning Department has recently reconfigured and will continue to update its web pages to provide more information to residents and businesses. ~
Please visit the Planning Board page to find the Planning Board Rules & Regulations and necessary application forms, Milton's new Master Plan, our Zoning Bylaws, Zoning Guide  (a zoning primer), the Sign Review Committee's current sign and design facade handbook, and other helpful documents.

The Milton Planning Department is responsible for coordinating the Town’s planning activities and staffing the Planning Board, and  primarily concentrate on economic development, housing strategy, and open space issues.

OUR MISSION   To assure careful stewardship of the town, including the land, environment, water, air, energy, etc. through attention to municipal planning and project review, and by providing guidance and protection to ensure a high quality of life for Milton residents today and into the future.

OUR WORK   Town planning involves research and analysis, strategic thinking, urban design, public consultation, policy recommendations, implementation and management, and development of land in the public interest.  
The work of the Planning Department has an important influence on the property values in the Town and on our bond rating. Our efforts have contributed to Milton's AAA bond rating, and to our qualifications and reputation as an award-winning community that has been repeatedly voted by experts to be among the country's best places to live. We work to help developers navigate the planning process while adhering to established policies and laws of the Town, with an eye toward careful growth and protecting the town, its neighborhoods and residents.

  • Represent the Town and Committees in core team meetings including: routine land-use matters and related legal issues; design review; fair housing; affordable housing; emergency management, such as FEMA; environmental issues; Traffic Commission; Sign Review Committee;  South Shore HOME Program; energy efficiency usage; Master Plan and Open Space Plan; and Ulin Rink.
  • Work closely with Town Counsel on multiple projects that are complex and sensitive, often involving confidential issues.
  • Strive to bring in the right kinds of projects that will have beneficial impact to the Milton tax base and residents’ quality of life.
  • Coordinate development, update and implement comprehensive plans, coordinate revisions, and update the Town’s land use maps.
  • Consult with various technical, professional and legal personnel as needed to protect the interests of the Town and its Planning Board in carrying out its statutory responsibilities.
  • Research various technologies, infrastructures and projects that the Town can undertake to achieve its energy sustainability goals and reduce its overall carbon footprint.
  • Participate in development, implementation, coordination and maintenance of Open Space Plans,  Land Use Plans, the Master Plan, Economic Development Plans and Department of Transportation Plans. Keep apprised of information disseminated by State agencies including Department of Housing and Economic Development and Department of Energy Resources.
  • Assist in updating Town’s Geographic Information System.  

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