Open Space and Environmental Planning

The Community and Economic Development (CED) Division oversees a number of environmental planning initiatives and projects and works with multiple local, regional, and state organizations to preserve our natural and open space resources for future generations.

2013 Open Space and Recreation Plan
The Town of Framingham maintains an Open Space and Recreation Plan which is updated every 7 years by the Open Space and Recreation Plan Committee. The CED Division, Parks and Recreation Department and the Conservation Commission provide assistance during the update process. View more information online.

Responsibilities
The CED Division is responsible for reviewing:
  • Environmental Impact Reports
  • Environmental Notification Forms
  • Project plans and documents
Hazard Mitigation Planning
During 2004, the CED Division's professional staff and interns worked with the CPT to:
  • Hold regular meetings and public hearings
  • Research natural hazard issues
  • Assist the Town’s consulting firm
  • Develop and distribute a Draft MHMP
The plan was updated in 2010. View the updated Multiple Hazard Mitigation Plan.