Planning Department


Our Mission:

The Chicopee Department of Planning & Development was established "...to administer governmental and municipal functions and responsibilities in the field of city planning; to coordinate efforts directed toward the future development of the city; to assure its continued improvement, consistent with its physical, social and economic conditions and resources...." From Chicopee City Code Chapter 75.

Departmental responsibilities include administrative work for the Planning Board, Board of Appeals, Conservation Commission, Historical Commission, Church Street Historic District Commission, and the Springfield Street Historic District Commission. The Department also acts as advisor to the Mayor, City Council, municipal departments and all municipal boards and commissions on planning related matters.

Our Volunteers:

The boards and commissions entrusted to our oversight are comprised of volunteer citizens who give their time to develop policy and make decisions that impact our city's development. We are proud to serve our volunteer boards and commissions; we cannot do our jobs without them. If you have an interest in becoming a board or commission member, please contact us.

Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Conservation Commisson Meetings are held in City Hall, 274 Front Street, 4th Floor Annex, Council Chambers unless otherwise advertised.

Planning Board Meetings:

The Planning Board meets regularly as necessary on the first Thursday of every month at 7 PM.  Additional meetings may be scheduled as needed.

Meeting Dates

Deadline to File

August 7, 2014

July 14, 2014

September 4, 2014

August 11, 2014

October 2, 2014

September 8, 2014

November 13, 2014

October 17, 2014

December 4, 2014

November 10, 2014

 

Zoning Board of Appeals Meetings:

The Zoning Board of Appeals meets regularly as necessary on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 PM.  Additional meetings may be scheduled as needed.

Meeting Dates

Deadline to File

November 12, 2014

October 22, 2014

December 10, 2014

November 17, 2014







Conservation Commission Meetings:

The Conservation Commission meets regularly as necessary on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 6:15 PM.  Additional meetings may be scheduled as needed.

Meeting Dates

Deadline to File

June 18, 2014

June 4, 2014

July 2, 2014

June 18, 2014

July 16, 2014

July 2, 2014

August 6, 2014

July 23, 2014

August 20, 2014

August 6, 2014
September 3, 2014

August 20, 2014

September 17, 2014

September 3, 2014

October 1, 2014

September 17, 2014

October 15, 2014

October 1, 2014

November 5, 2014

October 22, 2014

November 19, 2014

November 5, 2014

Historical Commisson Meetings

The Historical Commission meets regularly on the second Tuesday of every month (except July and August) at 4 PM at the Edward Bellamy House at 91 Church Street.

Meeting Dates 

October 14, 2014

November 18, 2014

December 9, 2014