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This is the website for the City of Boston’s new Planning Department, which launched on July 1. The staff and many responsibilities of the Boston Planning & Development Agency have moved to the Planning Department of the City of Boston including planning & zoning, urban design, development review, and real estate divisions. Please excuse any misalignment you may see on our site as we transition to the City. Learn more

The City of Boston’s Planning Cabinet is led by the Chief of Planning and includes the Planning Department as well as the various boards and commissions supported by Planning Department staff, including the Zoning Commission, Boston Civic Design Commission, and BPDA Board. The Chief of Planning also serves as the BPDA’s Director. Together, these bodies form one comprehensive cabinet within the City of Boston focused on guiding the inclusive growth of our city.