Planning & Economic Development

The Planning Division is responsible for ensuring the orderly growth and development of the Town through sound planning practices and through the implementation of the recommendations of the Master Plan (2012).
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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

Andover MVP Final Draft Cover

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.

Visit the Downtown Andover Placemaking Initiative Website!

See the Park/Playstead Survey Results:

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