The Planning Board is responsible for guiding development of land and growth within the Town of Shrewsbury. In accordance with the Zoning Bylaws, Subdivision Regulations, and professional guidance of various town departments;
the Planning Board reviews and approves commercial and residential development. The board meets on the first Thursday of every month; additional meetings scheduled as needed.
The Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) through a grant from FEMA is working with our community to develop an updated Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan for the Town of Shrewsbury. Read on...
Purna Rao, Associate Member
Term Expires June 30, 2023
About the Board
The Planning Board meets with prospective developers and works with developers on projects under construction to effect their completion. Under the auspices of the Board, subdivision, condominiums, and commercial projects, in the process of construction, are inspected for conformity to approved plans.
The Planning Board is required to make recommendations on all zoning amendments and has the authority to initiate zoning changes. If you have questions or would like additional information, please feel free to contact the Town Planner in the Engineering Department.
The Planning Board consists of 5 members appointed by the Town Manager.