Community Development & Planning

Market Feasibility Study Survey

The Lancaster CDP Office in coordination with Fine Point Associates through a grant funded by the Mass. Downtown Initiative (MDI) is conducting a Market Feasibility Study. The purpose of the feasibility study to evaluate the market conditions of the "South Lancaster Village District" which is an informally designated area of Lancaster which stretches from the buildings of Atlantic Union College along Main Street to the Clinton line.

The Community Survey is intended for residents of Lancaster. If you are a resident, please take 5 minutes of your time to fill out the survey which may help to inform Planning and Zoning Decisions to appropriately guide development which matches Lancaster's needs within the South Lancaster Village District.

Community Survey

The Business Survey is intended for business owners within the South Lancaster Village District. If you are a business owner, manager, or representative of a business located along Main Street or nearby from Atlantic Union College to the Clinton line, please take 5 minutes to fill out the survey. The information used will help inform Lancaster's future PLanning and Zoning decisions and may help inform the town how to best support your business,

Business Survey

Primary Functions:

The Community Development and Planning office is responsible for coordinating and directing all planning activities in the Town, and serves as staff support to the Planning Board, Conservation Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Board of Health, Energy Commission, Agricultural Commission, Open Space and Recreation Committee and the Trail & Bike Way Coalition.

The Planning Director must review all development plans for compliance, ensure the plans are developed as approved, direct all long-range planning, update the Town's Master Plan, provide technical advice to citizens and the Boards, and seek and secure grants to support planning-related activities.