The Planning and Economic Development Division plays a key role in shaping the future of new and infill development in Danvers. The division develops guiding policies for the Town's long-range planning, strategic plan, and reviews new developments through zoning regulations, subdivision regulations community design guidelines.
Our objective is to create and facilitate an effective partnership with the residents and businesses in the community by providing an open and transparent planning process with an emphasis on citizen and stakeholder engagement that results in a fair, objective, predictable, and accountable planning process. We seek to ensure that Danvers continues to be a healthy, safe, attractive, and enjoyable place to live, work or visit.
The Planning and Economic Development Division staff provides high quality service when you need it.
- Listen to understand your needs
- Give clear, accurate and prompt answers to your questions
- Explain how you can achieve your goals under the Town's rules
- Help resolve problems in an open, objective manner
- Maintain high ethical standards
- Work to improve our service
Planning involves the complex interaction of individuals, neighborhood groups, business organizations, other advocacy groups, developers, and contractors with appointed and elected Town officials and staff. The Town Manager appoints individuals to serve on the Planning Board, who decide on development projects under their jurisdiction. The Planning Division staff are employees that work with the Planning Board, Board of Selectmen, and Town Manager and appointed citizen groups to administer the planning and economic development programs.