Planning Department

*Planning Staff are currently modifying the Department webpage. If you are having trouble locating information, please reach out to the Department via phone or email and we will be happy to assist you* 

The Planning Department supports multiple boards and committees: the Planning Board, Design Review Board, Historic District Commission, Historical Commission, Denton Road Neighborhood Conservation District Commission, and Fair Housing Committee. 

By analyzing economic, demographic, and development trends, the department helps develop long-range goals and objectives to shape the future of our community. 

Specific responsibilities include drafting recommendations for zoning amendments, providing support to residents and developers through the permitting process, working on Housing and Mobility issues, and overseeing design guidelines to help maintain the historical integrity and character of Wellesley.

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    2022 Zoning Articles 

    Information about proposed articles to amend the Zoning Bylaw or Zoning Map for the 2022 Annual Town Meeting.

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    Unified Plan

    What will Wellesley look like in the next ten to twenty years? The Unified Plan  helps shape the vision and priorities for our community and offers strategies to achieve them. 
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    Large House and Demolition Review Info

    Building a new home or addition? Wellesley has specific guidelines for property owners wishing to develop homes in our community. 
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