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Welcome to the Planning Projects Department!

The DPD Office of Planning works to advance the vision for Lowell's future expressed in the City’s Master Plan including the promotion of housing, employment, and commercial and social opportunities as well as the development of a safe and efficient transportation infrastructure and the preservation of Lowell's unique community character.

This team is also involved in long range planning studies, review of regulations governing land use and project development, review of new developments for consistency with regulations and community goals, and grant writing to support various planning and construction projects.

We focus on the following areas:
  • Preparation of long-range planning studies and development regulations
  • Review and regulation of new developments
  • Management of capital improvement projects

Through these functions, the Office of Planning helps to carry out the long-term goals of the City's elected and appointed leaders as well as all of Lowell's citizens, while also guiding the public and private sector toward short-term actions that support this vision. Through this work, we strive to make Lowell a better place to live, work, and visit.