While the response to the Corona Virus (COVID-19) ensues, the Town of Amherst public offices remain closed. Department staff are working remotely and are ready to support your business needs, answer questions and schedule virtual meetings when necessary. Staff are available by email; please consult the Staff Directory to access email links.
The Amherst Planning Board is responsible for numerous matters related to community planning, development, and land use. The Board conducts studies on land use, including development, housing, transportation, economic development, and zoning.
Planning Board Description and General Information pdf
|Maria Chao (Clerk)
|Christine Gray-Mullen (Chair)||2015||2020|
|Jack Jemsek (Vice-Chair)||2016||2022|
Current Project Information Coming Soon!
One East Pleasant Street (formerly the Carriage Shops)
The Planning Board has received a Site Plan Review application (SPR2015-00003) for approval of a mixed-use building containing dwelling units in combination with ground floor retail/commercial uses and parking, with 78 apartments on Floors 2 through 5 and a Special Permit Planning application (SPP2015-00001) to modify maximum building coverage (70 to 80%) and maximum height (55' to 60') (Map 11C, Parcel 278. B-G zoning district).