Planning & Development

To enhance the vibrancy and stability of the City of Everett for all residents. Through preserving the community’s natural resources, improving access to transportation systems, stimulating economic development activities to increase access to jobs, and improving the city’s commercial tax base, the Department of Planning and Development strives to improve the quality of life for Everett residents and preserve Everett as a desirable place in which to live and work.

Planning and Development provides oversight and assistance to several boards and commissions within the City, including the Planning Board, Conservation Commission, and the Everett Redevelopment Authority.
Included in the Department of Planning and Development are:
  1. Community Development & Housing

    Community Development & Housing

  2. Conservation Commission

    The Everett Conservation Commission is a five member board which oversees the protection of wetlands and other water bodies in the city.

  3. Geographic Information Systems

    The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) main goal is to make geographic information readily available in order to improve the efficiency of municipal services.

  4. Planning Board

    The Planning Board is a five member body whose duties include regulating the subdivision of land, reviewing and making recommendations on zoning changes, creating and updating the City's Master Plan, approving (or disapproving) applications for certain kinds of Special Permits and approving (or disapproving) applications for Site Plan Review.

  5. Transportation Planning Division

    To provide necessary guidance and vision to make transportation access within the City and to its surrounding communities safe, efficient and accessible for all residents.

  6. Related Documents

    Documents, forms, and applications that pertain to the Department of Planning and Development.