Planning Department

Our Mission


The Chicopee Department of Planning and Development was established "...to administer governmental and municipal functions and responsibilities in the field of city planning; to coordinate efforts directed toward the future development of the city; to assure its continued improvement, consistent with its physical, social and economic conditions and resources..." from Chicopee City Code Chapter 75.

Departmental responsibilities include administrative work for the Planning Board, Board of Appeals, Conservation Commission, Historical Commission, Church Street Historic District Commission, and the Springfield Street Historic District Commission. The department also acts as adviser to the Mayor, City Council, municipal departments and all municipal boards and commissions on planning related matters.

Our Volunteers


The boards and commissions entrusted to our oversight are comprised of volunteer citizens who give their time to develop policy and make decisions that impact our city's development. We are proud to serve our volunteer boards and commissions - we cannot do our jobs without them. If you have an interest in becoming a board or commission member, please contact us.

​Upcoming Events

  • Regreening Chicopee: Learn More About Green Streets in Your Neighborhood

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017, 6:00 to 8:00pm

Chicopee Public Library, 449 Front Street

These free community informational workshops will provide useful information on trees growing in the city, stormwater issues related to urban areas and details on what you can do to make your community a bit greener.

Follow this link for more information.

  • Public Art Process Workshop for Artists

Thursday, February 16th, 2017, 5:30 to 8:00pm

Chicopee Public Library, 449 Front Street

This free event is sponsored by the Office of Community & Economic Development in partnership with UMass and the Arts Extension Service. Open to artists of all mediums interested in creating public art projects, participants will receive a broad overview of the unique issues, skills needed, and steps required to create a competitive public art project application at the local and national level.

Follow this link for more information.