Current Projects

Revised and adopted at January 27, 2022 PLANNING BOARD MEETING:

State Guidelines
Webinar Series on 3A
Requirements & Compliance Model (Nov. 2022)

* The Planning Office will be updating these documents as new plans come in from the applicants. Please feel free to call the planning staff with any questions: 978-356-6607.

If you wish to submit written comments to the Planning Board please email and address your correspondence to the Board and provide your name and address.

Turner Hill GEPD Special Permit Modification
Application, Project Overview, and Structural Conditions Survey w/ Photos
Civil Plans 110722 
Architectural Drawings 110722
Landscape Plans 110722
Drainage Plan 111522

Presentation for 120122 Planning Board Meeting
Letter from Historical Commission to PB 121422
Revised Plan Set 010623
Letter from Historical Commission to PB 011023
Presentation for 01-12-23 Planning Board Meeting

145 High St Special Permit
Application, Permit Documents, and Stormwater Management Report
Permit Plans 101722
Watershed Plans 101722
Floorplans 101722
Elevations 101722
Perspectives 101722
Landscaping Plans 101722
Comments from Conservation Agent as per Section IX.C.8.b. 110922
Comments from Vicki Halmen on behalf of the Water Commissioners and Utilities Department as per Section IX.C.8.b. 111622
Revised Layout Plan 112222
Comments from Colleen Fermon on behalf of the Board of Health as per Section IX.C.8.b. 112922
Revised Floorplans 113022
Revised Elevations 113022
Revised Site Plan 113022

DRB Recommendation 010623
Comments from Water Department as per Section IX.C.8.b. 010623
Revised Landscape Plan 011023

21-23 Market St Special Permit
Application & Plan of Land (incl. parking)
Project Overview
21 Market Proposed Floorplans 083022
23 Market Floor Plans 030222
23 Market Floorplans & Elevations 083022
23 Market Revised Floorplans & Elevations 111822
Revised Parking Plan 111822
Revised 21-23 & 25 Market St & Parking Plans 121922

25 Market St Special Permit
Project Overview
Floor Plans 083022
Floor Plans Revised 091922
Revised 21-23 & 25 Market St & Parking Plans 121922

New England Biolabs Request for Modification to GEPD Special Permit
Yield Plan, Percolation Test, and Soil Suitability Assessment 080922
Peer Engineer Task 1 Review 121522
Yield Plan Comment Response 010523
Revised Yield Profile NEB 010523
Revised Yield Plan NEB 010523
DRAFT Conservation Restriction Plan 111022 NEB
Recorded Conservation Restriction Plan (Book 388 Page 88)
Form 11 - Soil Suitability Assessment for On-Site Sewage Disposal 010623
Form 12 Percolation Test 010623
Letter from NEB to Planning Department 011023
Peer Engineer Task 2 Review 012723
NEB Task 2 Comment Response 020123
Revised Yield Plan NEB 020123
Revised Yield Profile 020123

Public Comments
Andrea Lacroix Email 021622

5-11 Washington Street Landscape Plan Sheet 1 and Sheet 2 040522

Applicant's response to peer review 050922
Plans Revision #6 041122
Bob Puff Task 2 Review 051822
Applicant response to Peer Review including Site Plan and Landscape Plan revisions 060222
Bob Puff Peer Review Task 3 061522
Applicant response to peer review 071522
Site plan sheets C1, C3-C7 revisions 071522
Landscape plan revised 071222

5-11 Washington Street Stormwater Data 071522
5-11 Washington Street O&M Plan 071322

Task 4 Review by Bob Puff 072722
Applicant's Response To Planning Board Review Comments 082222
Site Plan Revision #9 082222
Task 5 Peer Review by Bob Puff 120122

Public Comments
Email from Melissa Davis 08-28-21 Re 5-11 Washington
Email from Kathleen Moore 09-03-21 5-11 Washington Street Proposal
Email from Annie Graziano-Miller 09-07-21 5-11 Washington Street
Email from Eric Josephson 09082021 5-11 Washington Street
Kathleen Moore email to Parsons 090921
Email from Diana Somers 09112021 Re 5-11 Washington St
Email from JoAnn Amatucci to Parsons 091721
Email from Kathleen Gallanar to Parsons 092021
Email from Eleanor Todd 092221
Email from LeeAnn Rubin to Parsons 092321
Email from John Andrews 102121
Letter from Donna Hughes110121
Email from Eric Josephson 110921
Email from Richard and Deborah Taves 112021
Email from Eric Josephson 112921
Letter from JoAnn Amatucci 11-30-2021
A Diodati letter 113021
Kathleen Moore email 113021
Letter from Kathleen Moore121321
Annie Graziano-Miller email 011422
Migliaccio Email 020722
Andrews email 021522
Peter Hopley Letter 030722
A. Diodati Letter 030722
Denise Townsend Letter received by planning office 031022
Janis Brisette Letter 030822
Kathleen Moore letter 032422
JoAnn Amatucci email 062922
Letter from Annie Graziano-Miller to PB 102122

55 Waldingfield Road "Great Estates" Special Permit and Site Plan Review Application

Stormwater Report
Ora attorney open space & trails letter 072821

Memo from Police Chief to Planning Board 072821
8.25.21 Ora Presentation to the Planning Board
PB meeting 1, Ora Corporation and 55 Waldingfield Road, Whittier
Great Estate Preservation bylaw - Section IX.H. of the Ipswich Zoning Bylaw
Criteria for Evaluating Proposed Open Space per GEPD bylaw

Planning Board Special Permit Regulations- see paragraphs a and b in particular

Bob Puff Peer Review Task 1 Memo 09-08-21
IRWA Comment Letter 55 Waldingfield Road 09-08-21 

9-9-21 Ora Presentation
Ora Traffic Impact Analysis July 2021
Ora Sight Distance Evaluation August 2021
Ora Supplemental Traffic Memo October 2021 

Open Space Committee Memo 10-20-21
Building Inspector Opinion Regarding open space 10-19-21 

ORA cover letter for GEPD qualifications to PB 102121
ORA GEPD Qualifications Letter 102021 FINAL
ORA Traffic Calming Concepts Letter 102121 FINAL
55 Waldingfield Rd REVISED plan set 1A and 1B 102121
ORA Response to Stormwater Peer Review 102121
ORA slides on open space at PB Meeting 102121 

FW Julia Bird Riverfront CR - Public Access - Greenbelt email 110321
Letter from Attorney Nylen/Ora 110521 

Open Space Committee Memo 110821
Ora's 111021 Planning Board Presentation
Open Space Committee Memo 113021
Town of Ipswich, Chief Assessor
Ora Planning Board Presentation 120221 Meeting
TEC Peer Review of Ora's Traffic Impact Analysis 120921
Bob Puff Peer Review Memo 122221
Ora Letter to Britt and PB 010422
Historical Commission Great Estate Certification 121321
Ora's Planning Board presentation 010622
Ora Letter to Planning Board 011222
1/12/22 GPI Response to TEC Comments of 120921
Ora's Planning Board presentation 011222 

TEC Peer Review #2 012022
Bob Puff Peer Review Phase 1B 012122 

Memo from Town Counsel to PB Re Open Space 020822
Letter from Ora to Planning Board 020822
Ora revised open space plan 020922
Letter from Ora to Town 020922 

Ora Response to Phase 1A Task 2 Peer Review 030422
Phase 1A Permit Site Plan revised through 030222
Phase 1A Stormwater Report February 2022
Ora Response to Phase 1B Task 1 Report 030422
Phase 1B Permit Site Plan revised through 030322
Phase 1B Stormwater Report February 2022 

Letter from Open Space Committee 030422
Bob Puff Task 3 Report for Phase 1A 031422
Bob Puff Task 2 Report for Phase 1B 031522 

Phase 2 and 3 Cover Letter 033122
Phase 2 and 3 Stormwater Report 032822
Phase 2 and 3 Site Plan Set 032822 

Bob Puff Task 1 Report for Phases 2 and 3 042022
Ora's DRB Presentation 042122 

Ora Letter to Planning Board 042222
Ora Presentation for 042822 Planning Board Meeting 
Ora Waldingfield L3 Rain Gardens BW_20220504_24X36
Phase 1A Plans revision 050322
Phase 1A Stormwater Report revision 042922
Phase 1A Task 3 Response Ora to Bob Puff 050322
Phase 1B Plans revised 050322
Phase 1B Stormwater Report revised 042922
Phase 1B Task 2 Response Ora to Bob Puff 050322
Phase 2 Plans revision 050522
Phase 2 & 3 Stormwater Report 050522
Phase 2 Response Ora to Bob Puff 050622
Bob Puff Phase 1A Task 4 Review 051122
Bob Puff Phase 1B Task 3 Review 051122
Planting Plan 050422
Planting Presentation 051122 

Ora Lighting Plan 051222
Design Review Board Recommendation 051622
55 Waldingfield_Ph 2,3_Task 2 Review_051922
Ltt Britt-Planning Board - P and S 051922 

Ora Findings Summary 060322
Letter from Ora to Planning Board 060622
Letter from Ora to Town Counsel Re. P & S 060322
P & S submitted 060322 

Memo from Mitch Lowe to PB 060922
Letter from Ora to Planning Board 061622
Ora Response to Phase 1A Peer Review 062922
Phase 1A Site Plans Revised 062822
Phase 1A Stormwater Report Revised July 2022
Ora Response to Phase 1B Peer Review 063022
Phase 1B Plans Revised 062822
Phase 1B Stormwater Report May 2022
Ora Response to Phases 2 & 3 063022
Phases 2 & 3 Plans Revised 062822
Phases 2 & 3 Stormwater Report June 2022 

Bob Puff Peer Review Task 5 for Phase 1A 071222
Bob Puff Peer Review Task 4 for Phase 1B 071322

Bob Puff Peer Review Task 3 for Phases 2 & 3 071422
Letter from Ora to Planning Board 071522

Fire Truck Maneuverability Exhibit
Draft Special Permit and Site Plan Review Approval Decision prepared by Planning Department Staff, v.7/20/22
Emails from Fire Dept. Lieutenant Buhl to E. Parsons 7/20/22, 6/14/22, 1/13/22

Memo to PB from Open Space Program Staff 072022
Email from Water & Wastewater Director Vicki Halmen to Hancock Associates 072122
Landscape Maintenance Plan 080122
Letter from Ora to PB 080522

Site Plans and Stormwater Docs revised 080522
Phase 1B, Sheet 4 Site Plan corrected 080822
Draft Decision prepared by Planning Department staff updated 081022 

Phase 1A Stormwater Report revised 081022 
Memo from Open Space Committee to PB 090122
Letter from Ora to PB 090222 

Planning Department Staff-updated draft decision for PB consideration 090822
Letter from Ora to Planning Department 090722 

Ora Site Plans Phase 1A revised 092222
Ora Site Plans Phase 1B revised 092222
Ora Site Plans Phases 2-3 revised 092222 

Updated draft decision prepared for PB consideration 092922
Ora Supplemental Open Space and Trail Plan 092922

Decision filed with Town Clerk

Public Comments
Timothy Hilton Letter 09-01-21
Whittier Baker Email 092021
Email from Nat Pulsifer 092321
Letter from Bruce Howell 10042021
Letter from Elisabeth Massey 101821
Letter from Mr. and Mrs. Eddy 10192021
Letter from Corine Barone 102221
Letter from Michael Greene 11012021
Email from Friend, 110221
Letter from Joanne Delaney 110221
Corine Barone email, 102221
Sprouse letter 110621
Nina McCarthy Letter 110621
Jack Whittier Sustainability Letter 110821
Letter from Jane Howard 110421
Letter from Crocker Snow 11-10-21
Letter from Joel Lamendola 11-10-21
Letter from Chris Sandulli 11-14-21
Letter from Marty Miserandino 11-16-21
Letter from Susanna Colloredo-Mansfeld 11-16-21
Letter from Bryan Townsend 111621
Letter from Friends of Waldingfield 112221
Letter from Friends of Waldingfield 112921
Letter from Nancy and Howard Baker 112921
Letter from Dag Holmboe 11-19-2021
Letter from Bryan Townsend 11-16-2021
Letter from Torii Bottomley 11-22-21
Letter from Nancy and Robert Baker 112921
Letter from Markos 120121
Letter from Schrage 120121
Letter from Bryan Townsend 120321
Letter from Nat Pulsifer 120321
Email from Ralph Williams 120621
Letter from Friends of Waldingfield 121021
Merck Brady email 121021
Tim Hilton letter 121321
Bryan Townsend email 121321
Bryan Townsend letter 121321
Letter from Emily Schimdt 121321
Friends of Waldingfield 12.16.21
Baker letter 010322
Deborah Logan email 010222
Friends of Waldingfield letter 010622
Jack Whittier email 011022
Nat Pulsifer email 011022
Bryan Townsend email 011022
Bryan Townsend email 011122
Dennis Murphy letter 011122
Amy Fanning Letter 011522
Jack Whittier Letter 012022
Letter from Anne Burkhardt 012422
Letter from John Lichten 012522
Letter from Jane Howard 012522
Friends of Waldingfield - PB Correspondence 012622
Yaro Waldingfield Road Testimony 012622
Letter from Maryann Friend 012622
Email from Amy Fanning 012622
Email from Dorothy Monnelly 012622
Email from Nancy Baker 012622
Email from Crocker Snow 012722
Email from Michael Maginn 012722
Letter from Jack Whittier 012722
Letter from John Wigglesworth 012822
Yaro Waldingfield Road Supplemental Testimony 020722
Email from Corine Barone 020422
Email from Jennifer Eddy 020722
Email from Phyllis Greene 020722
Email from Arlene & Michael Maginn 020822
Email from Rob Spurrier & Paula Jones 020822
Letter from Mark Massey 020922
Letter from Bryan Townsend 020922
Letter from Tim Hilton 021022

Jack Whittier Letter 021022
Susan Lawrence Letter 021022
Email from Jennifer Gordon 021022
Nancy & Robert Baker Letter 021022
Crocker Snow Letter 021122
Anne Burkhardt Letter 021422
Letter from Bryan Townsend 021522
Letter from Bryan Townsend 022222
Letter from Winburn Farm 022522
Letter from Mike Maginn 030422
Letter from Peter O'Connor 030722
Letter from Christine Sandulli
Amy Fanning letter 032522
Letter from Kastorf Karl 3-29-22
Letter from Lynnette Fallon 040422
Letter from Katharine Townsend 040522
Email from Christopher Halmos 041222
Email from Diane Cassidy 041422
Email from Kim Thayer 042122
Email from Judith O'Leary 042122
Email from Steven Hughes 042122
Letter from Chuck and Marlene Hulbert 042122
Email from Melissa Davis 042122
Email from Joanne Delaney 042222
Email from Joni Soffron 042522
Bryan Townsend Letter 042522
Letter from James Hall 042522
Letter from Nancy and Robert Baker 042622
Letter from John Lichten and Mary Milgrom 042622
Letter from Peter Bubriski Associates 04-28-2022
Letter from Elizabeth Townsend 04222022
Letter to Ipswich Planning Board from Jack Whittier May 3 2022
Letter from Tom and Carrie Woodruff 042422
Letter from Charlotte Kahn 042822

Letter from Suzanne Benfield 042922
Email from Joyce Wilson 043022
Letter from Amy Fanning 05092022
Friends of Waldingfield correspondence 051322
Friends of Waldingfield letter about traffic 051622

Bryan Townsend Letter to PB 051622
Friends of Waldingfield Letter 052022
Email from Bryan Townsend 052022
Letter from Friends of Waldingfield to PB 060822
Letter from Bryan Townsend to Planning Board 060922
Letter from Beth Rohls 6-8-22
Letter from Amanda Smith 6-8-22
Letter from Amanda Smith to PB 061522
Email from Joyce Kippen 061122
Letter from Beveridge to PB 061522
Letter from Jennifer Eddy to Planning Board 061622
Susanna Colloredo-Mansfeld letter to Mitchell 06162022

Letter from Bryan Townsend to PB 062822

Letter from Doug McGarrah, Foley Hoag, Re. Friends of Waldingfield Preservation Group, 070722

Yaro Waldingfield Road Additional Testimony 071522
Polly Fawcett email to PB 071822
Letter from Friends of Waldingfield to PB 071922

Friends of Waldingfield Correspondence Re. Fiscal Impact 071922
Friends of Waldingfield Correspondence 071922

Binder submitted by Friends of Waldingfield to PB 072122 
Letter from Friends of Waldingfield to PB 072222
Letter from Jack Whittier to PB 072222
Letter from Rose Morgan 7-25-22

Email from Mike Maginn 072722
Letter from Marc Silverman and Carol Sullivan 07-28-22

Email from Courtney Kagan to PB 080222
Email from Lois McNulty 080422
Mike Maginn email 080422
Letter from Friends of Waldingfield to PB 080522

Robert L. Weatherall-Letter to the Editor
Letter from Amanda Markos to PB 081022

Lichten Milgrom letter 081022
Jack Whittier letter 081022

Letter from Nancy & Robert Baker to PB 081122
Letter from Susan Colloredo Mansfield to PB 082622
Letter from Friends of Waldingfield to PB 082922

Letter from Bryan Townsend to PB 090122

Petition to Save Waldingfield Road submitted to Planning Dept 090622

Memo from Friends of Waldingfield 091922
Letter from Dag Holmboe to PB 092622
Letter from Nonie Brady to PB 092622
Letter from Wilhelm Merck to PB 092622
Letter from Rose Morgan to PB 092622
Letter from Amanda Smith to PB 092622
Letter from Dale Eddy to PB 092722

Letter from Arabella Plum to PB 092722
Letter from Julian Colville to PB 092722
Letter from Peter O'Connor to PB 092722
Letter from Tamsin Venn to PB 092722
Letter from Alison Day to PB 092822
Letter from Jack Whittier to PB 092822
Letter from Gibbs Eddy to PB 092822
Letter from Jonathan Winthrop to PB 092822
Letter from Corine Barone and Michael Cognata to PB 092822
Letter from John Lichten and Mary Milgrom to PB 092822
Letter from Tom Eddy to PB 092822
Letter from Jennifer Eddy to PB 092822
Letter from Phyllis and Michael Greene to PB 092922
Letter from Caroline and Thomas Gregory to PB 092922
Letter from Daniel Markos to PB 092922
Letter from Crocker Snow to PB 092922
Letter from Skylar Kline to PB 092922
Letter from Margaret and Michael Schrage, Sheldon W. Frisch, Dr. Fern Selesnick to PB 092922


Housing Production Plan
A Housing Production Plan (HPP) is a community's proactive strategy for planning and developing affordable housing. In February, 2020, the Town of Ipswich kicked off a process to develop a new five-year HPP, working with consultants JM Goldson, LLC. Please find more information here: . An active HPP will enable the Town to meet its affordable housing needs in a manner consistent with the Chapter 40B statute and regulation. More information about the State's Housing Production Plans can be found here:

Community Development Plan Update, 2020-2035

 Under the direction of the Planning Board, Department of Planning and Community Development, and the Community Development Plan Steering Committee, the Town is updating its 2003 Community Development Plan. Visit the Ipswich Community Development Plan Link to the left for more information.

173-178 Linebrook Road Open Space Preservation Zoning Development (for detailed information please contact the Planning Department)

Approved Site Plans Phases 2 and 3

 Ipswich Mills Dam Removal Feasibility Study

The Town of Ipswich has been working with the Ipswich River Watershed Association and other partners to explore the feasibility of removing the Ipswich Mills Dam located at the head of tide in downtown Ipswich. For more information about the project, read documents below or visit:

Dam Removal Feasibility Study Final Report

Two videos about the project: (2016) (2020)