Comprehensive Master Plan Update - Resilient Lowell 2040

The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) is excited to provide an update on the 2022 Comprehensive Master Plan process.  As of right now, DPD is finalizing the selection of a qualified consultant to assist with the development of Lowell’s citywide comprehensive plan. 

The City of Lowell is looking to build a diverse coalition of community members to serve on the Master Plan Update Steering Committee! Sign up to help create a plan for Lowell's future by e-mailing your resume to:

For additional details on essential duties and responsibilities, please click here.

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Existing Plan Overview - Sustainable Lowell 2025

Sustainable Lowell 2025 is the result of an extensive planning process that took place between 2011-2013, with substantial public participation, data collection and analysis.

Adopted by the Lowell Planning Board and endorsed by the City Council in March of 2013, it serves as the City's Comprehensive Master and Sustainability Plan, and provides a shared vision for the on-going development and revitalization of the City, with particular emphasis placed on economic, social and environmental sustainability.

View the entire Sustainable Lowell 2025 Plan (PDF).

Plan Sections

View the following chapters of the Sustainable Lowell 2025 Plan (PDF).