Planning & Development

Planning Department, Town Hall

25 Green Street
Ipswich, MA 01938
Phone: (978) 356-6607 | Fax: 978-356-6682

The Planning and Development Department is open Mondays 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesdays – Thursdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 12 Noon. The office is closed on weekends and holidays.


Planning Department staff includes:

Glenn Gibbs, Planning Director

Kathy Connor, Assistant Planner

Terry Anderson, Affordable Housing Coordinator

Kristen Grubbs, Open Space Program Manager

Beth O'Connor, Open Space Stewardship Coordinator


The Planning Department provides staff assistance to the following Boards and Commissions:

Agricultural Commission, Agricultural Implementation Study Committee, Affordable Housing Partnership, Affordable Housing Trust Fund Board, Community Development Plan Implementation Task Force, Conservation Commission, Design Review Board, Historical Commission, Open Space Committee, Planning Board

Information on how to navigate the Town's permitting process: Development Guidebook

*New for 2014*: 2014 Planning Board submission deadlines

For information about the Town's Open Space Program

Subdivision Regulations: Subdivision Rules and Regulations - revised July 2013 (does not include figures)

Zoning By-Laws, Open Space Guidelines, Plans, Regulations & Applications, Etc.: Documents, Other, Regulations & Application Forms

Choose these links for the Community Development Plan, amendments to the Plan and the Town Character Statement.


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Take the Survey on Wayfinding Sign Design for Ipswich
Zoning amendments for Fall Town Meeting 2014
Affordable Housing
Potential Zoning Amendments for Fall 2011 Town Meeting
Miscellaneous Zoning Amendments Article for STM 2011
Winter Street Rezoning Article for STM 2011
Revisions to Lot Dimensional Requirements for STM 2011
Revisions to Great Estates Bylaw Article for STM 2011
Agricultural Use Revisions Article for STM 2011
Department Overview
Openspace Guidelines
What is the Conservation Commission and who are its members?
Conservation Commission
Regulations & Application Forms
Ipswich Community Development Plan
40R Study Tufts University Spring 2007
Design Review Board
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