Planning & Community Development

The Department of Planning and Community Development's mission is to plan and implement policies and initiatives to fulfill the land use related goals of the people of Franklin.  We make every effort to maintain the character of the community while enhancing its economic, recreational and social vitality.

The Department of Planning and Community Development's (DPCD) activities and services include, economic development, subdivision and site plan review, public transportation, historic preservation, downtown revitaliztion, zoning by-law and subdivision regulation development, grant writing, open space preservation, brownfields redevelopment, transit oriented development and sustainable development including use of smart growth concepts.  DPCD balances its approach to these initiatives through long term planning and public participation.

Department of Planning and Community Development Department Presentation

Click on the link below to access information pertaining to each

Planning Board - Applications, forms, meeting agendas, meeting minutes, meeting schedule and other Planning Board related information.

Conservation Commission - Local and State wetland resources, meeting agendas, meeting minutes, hearing schedule and other Conservation Commistion related Information.

Design Review Commission - Application, Sign Bylaw, meeting dates and other Design Review Commision related information.

Technical Review Committee - Meeting schedule and other Technical Review Committee related information.

Franklin Development- Economic Development material, information on the Town's Priority Development sites, Economic Opportunity areas and other economic development related information.




Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Amy Love Town Planner (508) 520-4907
Bryan W. Taberner, AICP Director, Planning and Community Development (508) 520-4907
Jen Delmore Conservation Agent (508) 520-4929
Maxine Kinhart Assistant to the Director (508) 553-4846