Planning

The Planning Department


The Planning Department aims to ensure that Westfield continues to be the best place to live, work, and play by encouraging responsible growth and development, enhancing our neighborhoods, and protecting the City’s resources for its future citizens.

The Department operates within the Office of Community Development and is responsible for providing professional planning assistance to the Mayor, City Council, Planning Board, and Zoning Board of Appeals. The Department is also responsible for permitting management and general administration of the City’s zoning ordinance and subdivision regulations which guide land use and development throughout the City.

Additionally, the Planning Department provides administrative support for the Community Preservation Committee and oversees the disbursement of its funds for qualified public and private projects.

Quick Reference Guide to Local Permitting


Departmental-Staffed Boards