The Medway Redevelopment Authority and the Medway Planning and Economic Development Board seek proposals and price quotes from qualified planning/zoning/urban design consultants or consultant teams to develop a new section of the Medway Zoning Bylaw to implement the vision for the redevelopment of Medway’s Oak Grove area as articulated in the recently completed Oak Grove Area Urban Renewal Plan.
The Medway Redevelopment Authority and the Town of Medway Community and Economic Development Department seek proposals from qualified planning/zoning/urban design consultants or consultant teams to develop a new section of the Medway Zoning Bylaw to implement the vision for the redevelopment of Medway’s Oak Grove area as articulated in the recently completed Oak Grove Area Urban Renewal Plan.
The RFP is available for review at: https://www.townofmedway.org/sites/medwayma/files/uploads/oak_grove_zoning_-_rfp_for_zoning_consultant_2-7-18_b.pdf
The Oak Grove Area Urban Renewal Plan may be viewed at: https://www.townofmedway.org/sites/medwayma/files/uploads/2017_06_12_medway_urp_final.pdf
Proposals are due by 10 am on Monday, February 26, 2018.
Susan E. Affleck-Childs
Planning and Economic Development Coordinator
Town of Medway
155 Village Street
Medway, MA 02053
Town of Medway – A Massachusetts Green Community
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The Town of Westford is seeking applicants for a full-time Town Planner. Working independently and under the general direction of the Director of Land Use Management, this exempt position provides dedicated professional, administrative and technical assistance to the Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals, and support as needed to other town committees including the Affordable Housing Committee and the Historical Commission. Assists and advises persons seeking interpretation of the Town's Zoning Bylaws and Subdivision Regulations; responds to inquiries on planning, zoning, affordable housing matters; conducts research and analysis of zoning changes; and participates in comprehensive planning and other special planning projects. Provides grant writing, implementation and monitoring support to the Permitting Department. A Bachelor's Degree in Planning or a related field is required with 3 years of experience in a municipal planning operation. Masters Degree and/or AICP certification preferred. Applicants should have thorough knowledge of local zoning bylaws, regulations and applicable state statutes, rules and regulations; and be able to read site/subdivision plans. Advanced organizational skills and excellent customer service, written, speaking and communication skills are required. GIS experience is a plus. Must have a valid MA driver’s license. Salary between $72,626 and $86,331 dependent on qualifications.
Please submit resume, cover letter, and writing sample by 2/14/2018 to: HR@westfordma.gov or Pamela Hicks, Director of Human Resources
The City of Peabody seeks qualified candidates for the position of City Planner. Planner reports to the Director of Community Development and Planning and is responsible to develop comprehensive plans and programs for utilization of land and physical facilities for the city. Applicants should have a strong planning background and education and/or experience in planning and/or economic development. Planner provides professional advice to the Planning Board on subdivision rules and regulations, evaluation plans, proposed zoning amendments, and plans relating to all areas of development. Three to five years of related experience or training desired. Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, regional planning, public administration, or related field required; Master’s degree or equivalent is preferred. Professional experience in local government or a related agency/field, preferably with specific planning, economic development or community development experience. Must be able to effectively present information to management, boards and commissions, and public groups. Strong research and computer skills required; excellent customer service skills a must. For a detailed job description, information on additional minimum qualifications and experience, and how to apply by February 9, 2018, go to www.peabody-ma.gov/hr.html . Peabody is an EOE.
The Town of Fairhaven has posted the job opening for the Director of Planning & Economic Development.
For more information, see this link: https://www.fairhaven-ma.gov/job-opportunities/pages/director-planning-and-economic-development
Due date for resumes is February 26, 2018.
MAPC is hiring! The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) seeks candidates for the position of Regional Housing Planner to join the agency's Housing Working Group within the Land Use Department. The ideal candidate has a passion for housing as a tool to advance equity and to create great places. This individual will collaborate with the Chief Housing Planner and other staff to expand housing choice and opportunity in the Metro Boston region through housing production, preservation, master planning, equitable transit-oriented development, zoning, urban design, and other initiatives. The Planner will also work with colleagues on expanding expertise on best practices, Fair Housing, economic development, public policy, and other areas as described in the job description here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mapc/jobs/1947813/regional-housing-planner?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
The deadline for submitting proposals is February 6, 2018
The Town is seeking planning consulting services to: (1) develop a set of proposed zoning regulations for the Littleton Common/Beaverbrook sections of the Town; (2) develop multiple models that that illustrate what a re-designed and re-vitalized Town Common might look like; and (3) provide analyses of the economic impacts of such renditions of revitalization
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is hiring for a Regional Arts and Culture Planner. We are looking to fill this position by early 2018.
MAPC's Arts & Culture Division is currently a three-person team and includes a regional Arts & Culture Planner, an Artist-in-Residence, and me. Our Division's mission is to stimulate a creative shift in the planning and community development culture at MAPC and in our region in ways that accelerate smart growth and livability while also fostering policy and planning conditions that allow the arts and culture sector to thrive. Our work is interdisciplinary and involves collaboration with city and town planning and community development departments, other MAPC departments including Public Health, Land Use, Environment, and Clean Energy, and partners in other sectors including arts organizations and educational institutions. We are in an exciting phase of growth and have a roster of projects starting up in the spring.
The description is attached; applicants can apply online here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mapc/jobs/1905776/regional-arts-culture-planner?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
We are starting to review applications this month (December). Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.
Please let me know if you have any questions, and thank you again for helping to spread the word through your networks!
All the best,
Jennifer Sien Erickson
MANAGER, ARTS & CULTURE
Metropolitan Area Planning Council
60 Temple Place, Boston, MA 02111
Arts & Culture Division: https://www.mapc.org/our-work/expertise/arts-and-culture/
APA Arts and Planning Interest Group (APIG): https://www.planning.org/divisions/groups/arts/
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Regional Planner (Associate to Principal Level)
The Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) seeks a qualified candidate for a full-time mid- to upper-level position to assist with energy and environmental programs and projects as well as have experience in urban design or architecture. This position, at the associate or principal planner level, will help administer the agency's Green Energy Program including grants administration, assist with stormwater, sustainability, and other environmental programs, and utilize their experience and proficiency in urban design or architecture to develop site plans and renderings for a variety of projects.
Required qualifications include a master's degree in planning or an equivalent degree with five to seven years of relevant and progressively responsible experience, excellent communication skills including writing and speaking (telephone, one-to-one, and small group meetings) are a must. Candidates should possess some knowledge and experience of energy, environmental, and smart growth policy and programs in Massachusetts and have a strong interest in these areas. Housing, economic development, and long-range planning including open space planning are all desirable skill sets. Experience with core computer programs such as MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint are a must and experience with specialized programs such as SketchUp, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign are also strongly preferred.
Strong candidates will possess project management skills, organizational skills, creative and critical thinking skills, strong communication skills, design skills, and the ability to thrive in a team environment.
Starting salary range between $55k and $63k. In addition to compensation, CMRPC offers a great work environment and an excellent benefits package.
If you can bring energy, expertise, and a strong work ethic to CMRPC in this capacity, please submit your resume, three professional references, and a cover letter stating your qualifications by Friday, December 29, 2017, to Janet Pierce, Executive Director, c/o CMRPC, 2 Washington Square, Union Station, Worcester, MA 01604 or email firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>
CMRPC is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religious creed, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veteran's status and/or ancestry.
Christopher J. Ryan, AICP
Community Development Manager
Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission
2 Washington Square, Union Station
Worcester, MA 01604-4016
Tel: 508.459.3315 | Fax: 508.792.6818
The City of Pawtucket soliciting proposals for consultants to assist the City with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Environmental Review Record development for projects funded with Community Development Block Grant, HOME Housing Investments Partnerships Program and the Emergency Solutions Grant Program.