Special Projects

2015 Non-Residential Site Plan Review Regulations Update

On October 21, 2015, the Planning Board adopted amendments to the Non-Residential Site Plan Review Regulations, including revisions to the landscape standards, adoption of architectural design standards, and administrative review procedures for minor site plan modifications:

Road Design Standards 

The Town's Road Design Specifications were last updated in 1971.  The Community Development Office, in coordination with the Department of Public Works, is preparing updated Design Specifications for proposed work on public roads within the Town, or on new subdivision roads that are intended to to be dedicated to and accepted by the Town.

Economic Vision Survey

In the Spring of 2016, the Community Development Office will conduct a community-wide survey to establish priorities for economic development in the Town and to create an Economic Vision for Amherst.  This project will include an online survey, currently under development, roundtable meetings and discussions with businesses and residents, and public outreach efforts at major community events. Setting priorities and identifying goals and objectives will help to guide the Department in moving forward with projects to create and impelement and economic vision for the Community.