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Senior Project Manager, Home City Development, Inc.

Home City Development, Inc. (Home City) seeks a Senior Real Estate Project Manager, to develop affordable housing and neighborhood improvement projects in Springfield (MA) and the surrounding Western Massachusetts communities. Home City develops and operates multi-family rental and mixed-use properties and supports community residents in the Greater Springfield area. The Senior Project Manager will work closely with the Executive Director, Project Manager, consultants, property managers and others to complete new projects, continue to develop a project pipeline, and ensure the stability of our existing portfolio of properties. Our ideal candidate is committed to our mission, hard-working, and experienced in affordable housing development.  See https://homecitydevelopment.org for a complete position description. Please submit one pdf document containing a cover letter, detailing your qualifications for this position and your salary requirements, along with a resume to: Ann L Silverman Consulting, https://goo.gl/forms/fMOoxlijfcmimONz1 You … Read entire article »

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Director of Land Use Management, Town of Westford

TOWN OF WESTFORD Director of Land Use Management The Town of Westford is seeking applicants for the position of Director of Land Use Management (DLUM).  This position works under the direction of the Town Manager and with input from the Board of Selectmen, Planning Board, Conservation Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Economic Development Committee and the Affordable Housing Committee/Affordable Housing Trust. This position performs highly responsible, professional, technical, supervisory and administrative work, while exercising considerable independent judgment relating to land use issues; including extensive knowledge of the principles and methods of land use planning and project permitting. The DLUM organizes, coordinates, and supervises the Westford land use departments, including long range planning, project review processes in accordance with MGLs, local zoning and local regulatory ordinances, by-laws of the town, and other applicable rules … Read entire article »

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Two Opportunities City of Medford: Land Use Planner and Economic Development Planner

Land Use Planner The City of Medford seeks qualified applicants for the position of Land Use Planner. The position works under the direction of the Director of the Office of Community Development. The successful candidate must be competent in the development of comprehensive plans, land use ordinances, grant writing, plan review and planning studies. Excellent writing, meeting facilitation and oral communication skills are required. Minimum qualification are a Master’s Degree in City Planning with a minimum of four years of experience in planning and community development. Salary range is CAF 12, $63,274-$73,974. A full copy of the job description is www.medfordma.org. Send cover letter and resume to the Personnel Department, Room 204, Medford City Hall, 85 George P. Hassett Drive, Medford, Ma 02155 or to jobs@medford-ma.gov with the job title in the subject … Read entire article »

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Assistant Division Chief, RI State Division of Planning

Assistant Division Chief Rhode Island State Division of Planning, Department of Administration, State of Rhode Island This position plays a critical role in carrying out the State Planning Council’s duties as Rhode Island’s only federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). This is a management position responsible for supervising, directing and coordinating the work of a staff engaged in strategic or transportation planning functions as they relate to planning services for agencies of the state government. Initial focal areas will include: Supervise, direct and coordinate the work of staff engaged in planning by detailing and scheduling work programs concerning studies and plans as they relate to planning services for agencies of the state government. Partner with Rhode Island cities and towns to administer the Rhode Island Comprehensive Planning and Land Use Regulation Act, RIGL 45.22.2. Draft … Read entire article »

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2017 Amended Bylaws for APA-MA Chapter

For a PDF  Copy of the most recent bylaws please select: APA-MA Chapter Bylaws adopted 10-27-17 … Read entire article »

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2017 APA-MA/MAPD Annual Awards and Holiday Luncheon: Register Today!

2017 APA-MA/MAPD Annual Awards and Holiday Luncheon: Register Today!

REGISTER TODAY! APA-MA/MAPD Annual Awards and Holiday Luncheon  New venue this year: Boston Marriott Cambridge Friday, December 8, 2017 | 12:00-2:00pm  12:00- Social , 12:30- Lunch will be served (promptly)  Join your friends at the American Planning Association, Massachusetts Chapter (APA-MA) & Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors (MAPD) as we celebrate the holiday season and honor innovative planning projects and professionals across Massachusetts. Catch up with colleagues, meet new friends and enjoy the holiday cheer at the Boston Marriott Cambridge, … Read entire article »

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MAPD Lunch N Learn: “Jane Jacobs in the Woo”, Worcester!

Join us at Mezcal Restaurant for the November 2017 “Jane Jacobs in the Woo” Friday, November 17, 2017 12:00PM – 2:00PM in Worcester! Location: Mezcal Restaurant  30 Major Taylor Blvd, Worcester MA 01608 Date: Friday, November 17, 2017 Time: 12:00-2:00PM Cost: Free for MAPD Members, $30 for Non-MAPD Members “Jane Jacobs in the Woo” is a grassroots effort in Worcester focused at promoting the timeless values of Jane Jacobs – walkability, historic preservation, and community participation, to name just a few. This past spring, the group organized “Jane Week,” which offered a series of walks and talks across Worcester on planning and neighborhood topics. The group has also been actively promoting Complete Streets and Design Review concepts, and in October, the group co-organized a city council candidates forum. This program will feature Paul Dell’Aquila, AICP, one of the founders … Read entire article »

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Urban Designer/Planner, Gorrill Palmer, South Portland, ME

Urban Designer / Planner Gorrill Palmer is seeking an Urban Designer/Planner to support and strengthen our planning and land development teams. This individual will assist our Planning Group Leader and will work on planning and development design initiatives for both public and private clients, while also working with all of Gorrill Palmer’s other Groups, including the land development, transportation engineering, transportation planning, and municipal engineering groups. Gorrill Palmer is a collaborative, multi-disciplinary group of professionals including civil and transportation engineers as well as a growing planning team and focus. We work with a wide range of public and private clients in the transportation, real estate/development, institutional, and energy industries, as well as local, county, state and federal governments. Responsibilities ▪ Execute project work that includes the creation of urban and development design plans, … Read entire article »

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Comprehensive Planner, SRPEDD

Comprehensive Planner Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD) Under the supervision of the Comprehensive Planning Manager, performs a wide variety of planning tasks necessary to support the day-to-day functions of a busy Regional Planning Agency. Job duties include: conducting land use, transportation and environmental analyses, transportation and other planning-related studies; drafting plan elements (Master Plans, Housing Production Plans, Open Space and Recreation Plans, etc.); preparing bylaw amendments; managing geo-databases, and designing/laying out model professional reports; serving as staff liaison to area committees, and making presentations at public meetings; collaborating with fellow planners, and helping facilitate enhanced regional planning and planning coordination across Southeastern MA.  Other duties as assigned.  Attendance at some night meetings required. A Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning or closely related field is preferred; advanced capability with GIS, … Read entire article »

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Request for Proposal for On-call Planning and Grant Writing Consulting Services

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR ON-CALL PLANNING AND GRANT WRITING CONSULTING SERVICES The Town of Tiverton (hereinafter referred to as the “Town”) is requesting Proposals from qualified public entity or private firms (hereinafter referred to as “Proposer”) for on-call Planning and Grant Writing Consulting Services.  Prior to submitting a Proposal, Proposers are advised to carefully read the instructions below. I. GENERAL INFORMATION The Town of Tiverton is a municipality in the State of Rhode Island, which operates under the council/manager form of government. The Town of Tiverton is located on the eastern shore of Narragansett Bay, across the Sakonnet River from Aquidneck Island.  Together with the adjacent town of Little Compton, the area is disconnected from the rest of the state of Rhode Island. The northern portion of the town is located on Mount … Read entire article »

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