The Planning Department is committed to promoting a well-designed, physically integrated, livable and prosperous community in East Greenwich. It provides the community with personal attention, accurate and detailed information, and timely responses in a manner that instills public trust and confidence while exceeding customer service expectations.
The function of the The Planning Department is to:
- Maintain the Zoning Ordinance, Land Development and Subdivision Regulations and all related maps that provide the policy and regulatory bases for land use and development as mandated by State and local laws.
- Advise the Town Manager, Town Council and its boards, commissions, residents, the business community and the general public on current land use and development issues.
- Facilitate the adoption of town goals and the achievement of those goals by continually maintaining the town's Comprehensive Plan.
- Review development applications to ensure compliance with East Greenwich standards.
The State has approved the locally adopted Comprehensive Community Plan (PDF), which provides a planning framework for the Town of East Greenwich. It is the first 10-year approval granted to a municipality in the state.