Comprehensive Planning

Planning and Development Division


MRPC’s Comprehensive Planning Department works to promote economically and environmentally healthy communities, and encourage sustainable land use in the Montachusett Region.  Working with our communities, state and federal agencies and community organizations, the MRPC promotes local action, regional cooperation, and state initiatives leading to the wise use of our resources. Examples of services provided include, but are not limited to, economic development technical assistance and studies/reports, energy planning, open space and recreation plans, zoning and bylaw development, master plan planning, environmental planning, grant writing and administration, health studies/reports, community build – out scenarios, housing studies and production plans, as well as smart growth related issues.  To view some examples of current reports or bylaws, please click the reports or bylaw links on this page.  

For more information on services, please contact John Hume, Planning and Development Director at (978)345-7376 extension 302.

Staff Contacts

Name Phone
John Hume (978) 345-7376 ext 302
Karen Chapman (978) 345-7376 ext 320
Sean O'Donnell (978)345-7376 ext 309