Current Projects

Revised and adopted at January 27, 2022 PLANNING BOARD MEETING:

* The Planning Office will be updating these documents as new plans come in from the applicants. Please feel free to call the planning staff with any questions: 978-356-6607.

If you wish to submit written comments to the Planning Board please email and address your correspondence to the Board and provide your name and address.

Image submitted 042822 by Kitty Bartholomew

Letter from Kitty Bartholomew 042822

Maryann Alberts Malarkey email 042822

5-7 Turkey Shore Rd. ADU - Summary

5-7 Turkey Shore Rd. - O and M plan

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Letter from Lawrence Maguire 52422

New England Biolabs Hazardous Materials Special Permit

5-11 Washington Street Landscape Plan Sheet 1 and Sheet 2 040522

Applicant's response to peer review 050922

Plans Revision #6 041122

Bob Puff Task 2 Review 051822

55 Waldingfield Road "Great Estates" Special Permit and Site Plan Review Application

Stormwater Report
Ora attorney open space & trails letter 072821
8.25.21 Ora Presentation to the Planning Board
PB meeting 1, Ora Corporation and 55 Waldingfield Road, Whittier
Great Estate Preservation bylaw - Section IX.H. of the Ipswich Zoning Bylaw
Criteria for Evaluating Proposed Open Space per GEPD bylaw

Planning Board Special Permit Regulations- see paragraphs a and b in particular

Letter from Bryan Townsend 020922
Letter from Tim Hilton 021022

Jack Whittier Letter 021022

Email from Diane Cassidy 041422

Bob Puff Task 1 Report for Phases 2 and 3 042022

Ora's DRB Presentation 042122

Letter from Peter Bubriski Associates 04-28-2022
Ora Presentation for 042822 Planning Board Meeting
Letter from Elizabeth Townsend 04222022
Letter to Ipswich Planning Board from Jack Whittier May 3 2022
Letter from Tom and Carrie Woodruff 042422
Letter from Charlotte Kahn 042822

Letter from Suzanne Benfield 042922

Letter from Amy Fanning 05092022

Ora Waldingfield L3 Rain Gardens BW_20220504_24X36

Phase 1A Plans revision 050322

Phase 1A Stormwater Report revision 042922

Phase 1A Task 3 Response Ora to Bob Puff 050322

Phase 1B Plans revised 050322

Phase 1B Stormwater Report revised 042922

Phase 1B Task 2 Response Ora to Bob Puff 050322

Phase 2 Plans revision 050522

Phase 2 & 3 Stormwater Report 050522

Phase 2 Response Ora to Bob Puff 050622

Bob Puff Phase 1A Task 4 Review 051122

Bob Puff Phase 1B Task 3 Review 051122

Planting Plan 050422

Planting Presentation 051122

Friends of Waldingfield correspondence 051322
Friends of Waldingfield letter about traffic 051622

Ora Lighting Plan 051222

Bryan Townsend Letter to PB 051622

55 Waldingfield_Ph 2,3_Task 2 Review_05-19-22

Ltt Britt-Planning Board - P and S 05-19-22

Friends of Waldingfield Letter 052022


Housing Production Plan
A Housing Production Plan (HPP) is a community's proactive strategy for planning and developing affordable housing. In February, 2020, the Town of Ipswich kicked off a process to develop a new five-year HPP, working with consultants JM Goldson, LLC. Please find more information here: . An active HPP will enable the Town to meet its affordable housing needs in a manner consistent with the Chapter 40B statute and regulation. More information about the State's Housing Production Plans can be found here:

Community Development Plan Update, 2020-2035

 Under the direction of the Planning Board, Department of Planning and Community Development, and the Community Development Plan Steering Committee, the Town is updating its 2003 Community Development Plan. Visit the Ipswich Community Development Plan Link to the left for more information.

173-178 Linebrook Road Open Space Preservation Zoning Development (for detailed information please contact the Planning Department)

Approved Site Plans Phases 2 and 3

 Ipswich Mills Dam Removal Feasibility Study

The Town of Ipswich has been working with the Ipswich River Watershed Association and other partners to explore the feasibility of removing the Ipswich Mills Dam located at the head of tide in downtown Ipswich. For more information about the project, read documents below or visit:

Dam Removal Feasibility Study Final Report

Two videos about the project: (2016) (2020)