Current Projects

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: https://www.ipswichma.gov/875/Housing-Production-Plan . 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: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/chapter-40-b-housing-production-plan

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.

Potential Energy Efficiency Zoning Amendments for Special Town Meeting, October 2020

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: https://www.ipswichriver.org/ipswich-mills-dam/

Dam Removal Feasibility Study Final Report
Two videos about the project:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2l7bpvYwhc (2016)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0SHGWQssAQ&feature=youtu.be (2020)