About Us

The Office of City 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 Office of City Planning 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 Office of City Planning 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 Carloni, Director of City Planning
Anne Louro, Assistant City Planner & Preservation Planner
Michael McCarthy, Assistant City Planner
Laura Ryan, Staff Planner
Rachel Mulroy, Staff Planner
Alexander Jardin, Staff Planner
Angela Goncalves, Financial Analyst
Jessica Bailey, Community Preservation Act Manager



       Anna Hyatt Huntington’s Fisherman’s and Whaler’s Memorial Statue

The Statue is currently undergoing restoration and the City is seeking suggestions about where the Statue should be installed once restoration is complete in late Spring 2024.

Suggestions can be emailed to the Planning Department at: