Planning Division

Planning for the City is an ongoing process where economic development, environmental protection, and preservation of the City’s heritage and neighborhood identity have to be balanced through citizen involvement and guidance. The Planning Director and staff work closely with the Planning Board, and City officials, and boards and commissions to facilitate the planning process.

Various plans, codes, permits, applications, and files may be reviewed at the counter of the front office during regular office hours. Staff is available to answer questions during business hours. However, if detailed technical assistance is required, please call ahead to schedule an appointment. It is possible to obtain copies of documents, maps, and other graphics at the counter.

Planning Documents

The Community Development Plan (CDP 2001)

The West Gloucester Land Use and Wastewater Plan (PDF) ("The Daylor Report")

The Facilities Capital Management Report (PDF) (2010)

The Harbor Plan (PDF) (2009)

Rules and Regulations Governing the Subdivision of Land in Gloucester (PDF)

The Open Space and Recreation Plan (2010)

The Hazard Mitigation Plan (PDF) (2010)

Comprehensive River and Stream Habitat Restoration Report (PDF) (2003)