Planning and Development

The Department of Planning and Development is responsible for coordinating all of the planning and development-related activities of the Town including land use, planning and zoning, economic development, open space conservation, environmental and wetlands protection, coastal management, historic preservation and housing initiatives.

The Department is responsible for coordinating and managing the operations of the Building/Inspections, Conservation, and Planning Departments and provides staff support to a number of volunteer boards and commissions including: 

Planning Board, Conservation Commission, Economic Development Commission, Community Preservation Committee, Coastal Advisory Commission, Historical Commission, and Affordable Housing Trust.


Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Robert Vogel Building Commissioner & Zoning Enforcement Officer 781 545-8717
Karen Joseph Town Planner 781-545-8837
Amy E. Walkey, LSP Conservation and Natural Resources Officer 781-545-8821
Kyle Boyd Coastal management officer 781-545-8808