Planning Department

Our Mission

The Chicopee Department of Planning and Development was established " 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 at (413) 594-1515.

Let's Talk About Aldenville!

This survey is for all residents of Chicopee: those who live in Aldenville and those who live in other parts of the city. The purpose of the survey is to gather thoughts about what Aldenville's strengths are and what its priorities should be. Complete the survey and join the conversation!

If you have questions about the survey, please contact the Chicopee Planning Department by emailing Jack Benjamin, Assistant Planner at jbenjamin@chicopeema.govor calling (413) 594-1485.

Westover Air Reserve Base (WARB) Join Land Use Study (JLUS)

The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) and Westover Air Reserve Base (WARB) are requesting your input in participating in a community-wide survey to gather information about Chicopee and area residents' experiences living near and around the air base.

The community questionnaire is designed to record thoughts and ideas regarding the relationship between the use of land at the base and the abutting neighborhoods.

To take the JLUS questionnaire, please follow this link.

For more information on the JLUS, please follow this link.

To view GIS-mapped land use data, please follow this link.

For additional information, please contact PVPC Principal Land Use Planner, Larry Smith, at or City of Chicopee Assistant Planner, Jack Benjamin, at