Planning / Zoning Department
Respecting the Past...
Safeguarding the Present...
Assuring a Vital Future...
Through the use of innovative land use and planning techniques, the Fitchburg Planning and Zoning Dept. implements its mission statement.
The City has five sites on the National Register of Historic Places. The Historic Preservation Ordinance provides a level of protection for these sites, plus other landmarks within Fitchburg boundaries which have been designated as locally significant.
Zoning, Land Division and other land regulation ordinances serve to protect the present by insuring compatible uses and efficient service costs, thus producing a vital and strong community. All the regulations work together to create a city of common interests able to accommodate diverse opportunities.
Planning looks to the future by providing a solid framework in the Comprehensive Plan, which allows the community to grow in an orderly, cost effective manner. Development trends and theories are examined to determine their viability, and innovative planning approaches are considered if they meet overall community objectives. Maintaining planning guidelines, goals and commitments are crucial in assuring a sound, vital community into the future.
The Fitchburg Planning and Zoning Dept. invite you to tour this site to examine the plans and regulations that are in effect to respect the community's heritage and to guide its progress. Review the information on this site and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Providing staff assistance to various boards, commissions and public for development and preservation.
Assessing the future consequences of present and future land use patterns.
Reviewing all development proposals.
Updating and administering the Comprehensive Plan and associated Neighborhood Plans.
Administering the Zoning, Architectural, Sign, Land Division, Historic Preservation, Telecommunications and Extraterritorial Ordinances.
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