Dept. of Planning and Development

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Welcome! The Dept. of Planning and Development (DPD) works to maximize quality of life for Athol residents. Through long-range planning, grant administration, public outreach, and economic development tools, we work to make Athol a desirable place to live, do business, and visit. The DPD works collaboratively with a range of community groups, town committees, and both the public and private sectors. 

Ongoing Projects

Millers River Greenway planning

Downtown Athol Parks & Greenway Network

Proposed Bike Vision

Recent Collaborative Projects Include:

Master Plan - draft in progress

Downtown Revitalization Plan - UMass Amherst 

Downtown Walk Audit

Other Plans & Studies

Housing Plan (2014)

Grants Management



Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Eric R. Smith 978 575-0301 ext. 300 - Please contact for Board of Planning and Community Development and general planning matters
Alyssa M. Moore 978-575-0301 ext. 302 - Please contact for housing rehabilitation program and CDBG-related information
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