Current Projects

On June 28, 2021 the Planning Board initiated the process for amending the Town's Zoning Bylaw. The Board's report for Town Meeting is here. A description of the reasons for proposing the current amendments is here. For information about Special Town Meeting including the final warrant, go here

* The Planning Office will be updating these documents as new plans come in from the applicants. Please feel free to call the planning staff with any questions: 978-356-6607.

5 Old England Road

15 Mitchell Road

55 Waldingfield Road "Great Estates" Special Permit and Site Plan Review Application
Stormwater Report
Open space & trails letter 072821
8.25.21 Ora Presentation to the Planning Board
PB meeting 1, Ora Corporation and 55 Waldingfield Road, Whittier

15 Market Street Modification


Housing Production Plan
A Housing Production Plan (HPP) is a community's proactive strategy for planning and developing affordable housing. In February, 2020, the Town of Ipswich kicked off a process to develop a new five-year HPP, working with consultants JM Goldson, LLC. Please find more information here: . An active HPP will enable the Town to meet its affordable housing needs in a manner consistent with the Chapter 40B statute and regulation. More information about the State's Housing Production Plans can be found here:

Community Development Plan Update, 2020-2035
Under the direction of the Planning Board, Department of Planning and Community Development, and the Community Development Plan Steering Committee, the Town is updating its 2003 Community Development Plan. Visit the Ipswich Community Development Plan Link to the left for more information.

173-178 Linebrook Road Open Space Preservation Zoning Development (for detailed information please contact the Planning Department)
Approved Site Plans Phases 2 and 3

Ipswich Mills Dam Removal Feasibility Study
The Town of Ipswich has been working with the Ipswich River Watershed Association and other partners to explore the feasibility of removing the Ipswich Mills Dam located at the head of tide in downtown Ipswich. For more information about the project, read documents below or visit:

Dam Removal Feasibility Study Final Report
Two videos about the project: (2016) (2020)