Community Planning

CMRPC’s Community Planning team collaborates with municipalities and residents, helping them to identify and pursue common visions for their communities. From neighborhood and thematic studies to town-wide master plans, our team possesses the technical expertise to facilitate your next planning process. Our plans are grounded in data, diverse perspectives, and implementation. With over 60 years of service to the region, we bring foundational knowledge and strong relationships to each planning process.

Master Plans

CMRPC is a leading regional provider of master plans. Our comprehensive planning team specializes in community-driven planning in under-resourced municipalities. We provide high-quality master plans to even the smallest communities by helping piece together funding and using a phased approach. Our comprehensive plans include deep data and trend analysis, robust community engagement, recommendations grounded in real conditions, and a focus on implementation.

Land Use & Zoning

Our land use and zoning team possesses decades of applied regulatory experience. Our work includes comprehensive zoning updates, bylaw development, subdivision regulations, and more. From innovative solutions to everyday updates, our team is prepared to help you align land use regulations with community development goals.

Housing Planning

CMRPC provides a robust suite of services in support of housing planning and development. Our work includes housing production plans, assistance complying with MBTA communities, the development of various housing bylaws, supporting affordable housing trusts, and other initiatives.

Historic Preservation

CMRPC planners bring holistic and specialized knowledge of historic preservation to our planning initiatives. We routinely work with our region’s Community Preservation Commissions, Historical Commissions, and Societies to identify opportunities and resources that preserve and showcase our region’s history. Our team possesses experience in historic preservation bylaw development, design guidelines, historical architecture, landscape design, wayfinding, resource inventories, and more.

Neighborhood Plans & Site Design

Our interdisciplinary team is well-versed in area planning, including village center and downtown plans, neighborhood plans, site-specific conceptual plans, and more. From park designs to adaptive reuse of airfields, we specialize in helping communities identify appropriate uses and re-envisioning sites as vibrant public places.

Contact Us

Dominique DuTremble

Director, Community Planning

Trish Settles

Deputy Executive Director, Regional Collaboration and Community Planning

Municipalities and governmental entities are allowed to contract directly with CMRPC in accordance with MGL Chapter 30B Sections 1 (b) (3) and (b) (9). Contract with CMRPC, contact CMRPC’s Executive Director, Janet Pierce at

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