Long Range Planning Projects

Below is a listing of our current and recently completed long range planning projects.


Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Conservation Overlay District (adopted 6/4/18)
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In December 2017, the City Council approved a moratorium on demolition on Munjoy Hill for six months, in order to allow time for evaluation of the existing zoning and land use tools and propose changes based on staff analysis. At the same time, interim zoning was put into place to govern development during the moratorium.

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At the same time, the R-6 zoning City-wide in being evaluated for possible changes to the 2015 ordinance.

2015 R-6 Zone 

There were two public listening sessions as part of this process.

Presentation from February 26th Listening Session
Visual Preference Survey Results from 2/26 Listening Session
Presentation from March 24th Listening Session

Median Front Setback

As part of the staff analysis of Munjoy Hill, estimated measurements were made of every property in the R-6 zone on Munjoy Hill.
These were estimated measurements from the street for planning purposes, not surveyed work. For those who are interested in the raw data, it can be downloaded here:

By downloading this file, I am acknowledging that these are best estimates only, and do not supercede any assessor's or survey work done on these properties. I further acknowledge that this data has been updated regularly as part of this effort and that analysis done at earlier presentations may reflect earlier versions of this data set.

At their June 4th meeting, the City Council adopted a new Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Conservation Overlay District to govern development going forward (click here for a presentation on the process and proposed changes). The Overlay District adds new design standards and a demolition review process to the R-6 base zoning going forward.

For more information, please contact Jeff Levine


Congress Square Redesign
East Bayside Brownfields Planning
IOZ - Institutional Overlay Zone
Reed School Re-Use Advisory Task Force (completed)
India Street Neighborhood Planning (completed)
Affordable Housing Ordinance Revisions
Land Use Code Rewrite