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. Please contact the Planning Office with questions or comments and stay tuned for more information. Visit the Ipswich Community Development Plan Link to the left for more information.
Phase 1 Materials (please note that these materials are designed to be the foundation for Phase 2 of the CDP and therefore they are being considered a work in progress)
Massachusetts Environmental Trust Support of Dam Removal Feasibility Study
During September of 2017 the Massachusetts Environmental Trust gave the Town a financial boost toward this project with a $25,000 grant. This funding enabled the Town to further the Dam Removal Feasibility Study. Conceptual designs, renderings and cost estimates of the dam-out scenario are available in the Dam Removal Feasibility Study above. These will aid the Town in its consideration of removing the dam.
Supporting the environmental programs funded by the Trust is easy: choose one of three environmental plates, the Right Whale & Roseate Terns, the Leaping Brook Trout or the Blackstone Valley Mill when you purchase or lease a new car or renew your registration with the Registry of Motor Vehicles. Visit your local Registry of Motor Vehicles to order a plate online at www.massrmv.com or www.whaleplate.org. You can also visit the Trust program at www.mass.gov/eea/met to learn more about the Trust, the programs is supports, and the specialty license plate offerings.