Due to the COVID-19 state of emergency, the Municipal Building is closed to the public until December 31, 2020. The Planning Department is now accepting new applications for projects to the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Conservation Commission, and Historical Commission pursuant to these procedures.
COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program:
Are you or someone you know behind on your rent due to COVID-19?
Grants up to $3,000 are available for eligible Easthampton renters experiencing an income hardship due to COVID-19. Assistance can include help with payment of rent arrears (debts) and monthly rent. For more information, including eligibility requirements and how to apply, click here.
To apply for rental assistance, call Community Action Pioneer Valley at (413) 475-1570
Additional resources and information for preventing evictions and homelessness during COVID-19
COVID-19 Microenterprise Business Assistance Grant:
Program Information and Application Webpage
Grants up to $10,000 for local small businesses affected by COVID-19. Valley Community Development Corporation will be administrating the application and selection process. For eligibility information, program requirements, and applications please visit the Valley CDC program webpage.
Jeffrey Bagg, City Planner
(413) 529-1406 voice
(413) 529-1433 fax
Jamie Webb, Assistant Planner
(413) 529-1405 voice
Curtis Wiemann, AICP, Assistant Planner
(413)-529-1400 ext 150
Pasqualina Azzarello, Arts Coordinator
(413) 529-1425 voice
Cassie Tragert, Conservation Agent
(413) 529-1463 voice
Conservation Agent office hours:
Monday and Thursday 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Or by appointment
DEPARTMENT OFFICE HOURS
Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Or by appointment
The primary function of the Planning Department is to manage the regulatory process for development proposals submitted to the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals under the Easthampton Zoning Ordinance and the Subdivision Control Law. As part of that process, the Planning Department evaluates development proposals for their contribution towards community planning goals as documented in the current Easthampton Master Plan, and to assess their impacts on the community. The Planning Department meets with neighbors and developers, coordinates the departmental review and administration of the proposals, schedules public hearings, drafts decisions, and manages performance guarantees for the completion of approved projects.
The Planning Department also oversees several grant programs including the City's Community Development Block Grants. In addition, the Department provides administrative support to the Community Preservation Act Committee, Conservation Commission, Affordable and Fair Housing Partnership, Easthampton Development and Industrial Commission, Easthampton City Arts, and the Commission on Disability.