Planning & Economic Development

The Planning Division is responsible for ensuring the orderly growth and development of the Town through sound planning practices and through the implementation of the recommendations of the Master Plan (2012).

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Community Forum on Zoning and Planning!  

Great conversations were had on Planning goals and priorities for the Town.  We look forward to using your feedback in a comprehensive review of the Town's zoning. 

If you were not able to make the meeting, please watch the video below.

Town of Andover Housing Production Plan 2018-2022

Presented at Planning Board Meeting on May 22, 2018

In 2017, the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission (MVPC) was awarded funds from the Commonwealth Community Compact Cabinet andMassHousing to develop the first Regional Housing Plan for the Merrimack Valley. The goal for the plan is to develop a strategy for meeting the housing needs of today and tomorrow’s residents in the region. Using current data, populations projections, and state-of-the-art mapping, MVPC worked collaboratively with each community in the region to understand their housing needs, set goals, and craft appropriate, tailored strategies that address their specific needs over the next five years. The final deliverable for this project is a Regional Housing Plan, with chapters that serve as housing production plans for each of the 15 communities in the Merrimack Valley, including the Town of Andover.  MVPC worked with the Town throughout 2017, to collect data, understand local housing conditions and needs, and develop strategies that will meet the needs of residents today and in the future. The result is a comprehensive analysis, set of strategies and user-friendly implementation plan for Andover to follow over the next five years to develop housing for all.

Town of Andover Housing Production Plan 2018-2022 Prepared by the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission

Housing Strategies for Andover Update: 

The Planning Board and Andover Housing Partnership Committee have had three meetings to discuss the Housing Plan for Andover, Goals and Strategies.  The Boards want your input.  Please read the Housing Section of the Master Plan and the potential Strategies and email us your thoughts at

Fall Community Forum 

Building Affordable Homes in Massachusetts-Public / Private Partnerships Working Together