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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

Current Planning Initiatives

Cleary Square - Squares + Streets

In Process Status

Squares + Streets Type

Jul 17 2024 Last Updated Date

Archived - 2022 Zero Net Carbon Building Zoning Initiative

Active Status

Policy Planning Type

Jun 10 2024 Last Updated Date

Hyde Park Neighborhood Design Review

Active Status

Neighborhood Design Review Type

Jun 07 2024 Last Updated Date

Hyde Park Neighborhood Design Overlay District

Active Status

Neighborhood Design Overlay District Type

Jun 07 2024 Last Updated Date

Fostering Transit-Oriented Development in Boston

Active Status

Policy Planning Type

Jun 07 2024 Last Updated Date

Boston Inner Harbor Passenger Water Transportation

Active Status

Waterfront Planning Type

Jun 06 2024 Last Updated Date

Article 37 Green Building and Climate Resiliency Guidelines

Active Status

Policy Planning Type

Jun 06 2024 Last Updated Date

Accessibility Guidelines and Checklist

Active Status

Policy Planning Type

Jun 06 2024 Last Updated Date

Citywide Article 80 Modernization

In Process Status

Disposition / Development Planning Type

Apr 26 2024 Last Updated Date

Citywide Zoning Reform

Active Status

Policy Planning Type

Apr 26 2024 Last Updated Date