The purpose of the Leominster Office of Planning & Development is to apply best practices to ensure efficient land use development, ensure compliance with policies and standards and provide the public with information and assistance. The Office of Planning & Development provides professional guidance and oversight for all major development projects within the city. The Planning staff and the Planning Board work to ensure that all new and ongoing development projects are performed in conformance with Massachusetts General Law Chapters 40A and 41, as well as advising on revisions to the Zoning Ordinance and the Subdivision Rules and Regulations.
The Office of Planning & Development also manages the City’s Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). The Block Grant provides staffing and resources for the Economic Development, Small Business Development and Housing Rehabilitation programs. The Block Grant also provides funding for local public service organizations to help meet the needs of Leominster’s low/moderate income population. The Housing Rehabilitation Program funds home repairs for low/moderate income homeowners and helps eliminate slum and blight in the community.