Land Use & Zoning

The City of Framingham is home to a wide variety of land with diverse uses. The City's 26 square miles contain:

  • Active agricultural areas
  • Active manufacturing and industrial areas
  • Major retail developments
  • Multi-family residential developments
  • Office parks
  • Single-family residential neighborhoods
  • Small business centers

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS of PROPOSED MULTI-FAMILY MOratorium

At the request of the Mayor and the Planning Board Chair, PCD staff produced this analysis of the potential impacts of enacting even a temporary moratorium on new multi-family housing in Framingham.  
Multi-Family Housing Moratorium PCD Technical Memorandum 

Recent Initiatives

Zoning Board of Appeals Staff Support

The Community and Economic Development (CED) Division staff the Zoning Board of Appeals with a planner and a full-time administrative assistant.