Planning & Economic Development
Andover Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Plan (MVP)
On Tuesday June 4, 2019, the Town of Andover in collaboration with the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission hosted the final Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Plan (MVP) public meeting. During the meeting representatives from the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission provided an overview of the two previous workshops and gave detailed findings of Andover’s MVP Plan. A draft report was issued by the MVPC will a public comment period that ran through June 17, 2019. The MVPC then finalized the report and submitted it the State for Approval.
The Final Plan can be found here Andover Municipal Vulverability Preparedness Summary of Findings Final Report June 2019
Downtown Andover Placemaking Initiative
On April 4, 2019, the Planning Division hosted Gamble Associates with The Agency, to present findings for a reconfigured parking area and potential placemaking opportunities behind the Old Town Hall and at the Park Street Village parking lot. The findings stemmed from feedback at four public meetings, including one at the Old Town Hall, two with the Economic Development Council (Business and Building owners) in December 2018 and a daytime public meeting at the Andover History Center in February 2019, and a survey that received over 1100 responses.
2018-2023 Merrimack Valley Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy DRAFT
Park Playstead Master Plan:
See the Park/Playstead Survey Results: https://www.ppmcmasterplan.com/
Parking Changes are Coming!
The Planning Board 's duties include reviewing certain proposed development projects in Town and making decisions on them in accordance with state and local bylaws. Planning Board members have a variety of backgrounds and volunteer to serve on the Board. They are assisted by a professional staff that work in the Planning Division at the Town Offices during the day.Link to page
Find Andover economic development resources and links.Link to page
Andover Historic Mill District
Learn more about programs created to facilitate controlled economic development by establish specific zoning requirements and design standards for redevelopment within the Historic Mill District.Link to page
Redevelopment of Lewis Street Town Yard
Find current and archived documentation and information regarding the redevelopment of the Lewis Street Town Yard Site.Link to page
The mission of Andover’s Geographic Information System (GIS) program is to provide Town-wide spatial information for mapping and analyzing data about our community.Link to page
The purpose of the Andover Housing Partnership Committee is to address affordability issues in Andover by developing recommendations for the Selectmen which take into consideration all means available for making Andover more affordable to current and future generations.Link to page
Planning Board DecisionsLink to page
- What is the Planning Board?
- Why did I receive a notice in the mail from the Planning Board?
- How can I find out more about a proposed project that is before the Planning Board?
- How often does the Planning Board meet, and what should I expect at the public hearing?
- How do I get in touch with the Planning Board to make my concerns known if I cannot attend the Planning Board meeting?
- Why didn't the Planning Board respond to my email or letter?
- What happens after a public hearing is closed?
- Will I be notified of the decision of the Planning Board?