About Us

The Office of Planning is responsible for providing sound, unbiased planning practices, resulting in the implementation of short and long-term plans and policies for the City of New Bedford. The Planning Office administers the local and state regulations regarding land use and land reuse, oversees the site plan review process for construction projects and reviews proposed signage for compliance with the city’s sign ordinance. The Planning Division also provides staff support to the Planning Board, Historical Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, the City Council, and other city departments, boards and commissions as needed.

Jennifer Clarke, Acting City Planner
Constance Brawders, Staff Planner
Jennifer Gonet, Assistant Project Manager
Anne Louro, Preservation Planner