In 2018, Framingham’s new city charter took effect. The charter called for a new Planning and Community Development Division (PCD) which merges the functions of three separate divisions in order to streamline planning, economic development and permitting functions.
The PCD Division undertakes a wide variety of projects focused on protecting and enhancing the quality of life for Framingham’s residents and setting the stage for economic growth.
The Division includes Planning and Economic Development, Permitting -- including Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Conservation Commission. The division is also responsible for the Community Development staff which manage the Federal (HUD) CDBG and HOME funds.
Key Responsibilities include:
Planning and Economic Development
Economic Development functions including staffing EDIC
Land Use, Open Space, Transportation, Historic Preservation, Housing, Economic Development and Long Range Planning