Planning

Purpose

Planning is a dynamic profession that works to improve the the welfare of people and their communities by creating more convenient, equitable healthy, efficient and attractive places for present and future generations. Planning involves technical, political and legal processes to guide the use of land and design of the urban environment to ensure the orderly development and fiscal stability of the community. It concerns itself with:

  • Implementation and Management
  • Policy Recommendations
  • Public Consultation
  • Public Design
  • Research and Analysis
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Urban Design

Planning enables civic leaders, businesses, and citizens to play a meaningful role in creating communities that enrich our lives.

Temporary Office Closure

As of March 23, 2020, Town Hall is closed except to essential personnel. The Town of Burlington will be holding all Planning Board meetings as a virtual/electronic meeting due to the current State of emergency due to the COVID-19 virus. As such, the Governor issued an executive order on March 12, 2020 authorizing remote meetings under G.L. c 30A, Section 20.

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