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To find information and updates on projects within Lincoln and to easily access plans, studies, and other important documents please view the menu on the left sidebar.

Updates & Announcements

Open Space Plan Update
On behalf of the Conservation Commission and Parks & Recreation Committee, the OSRP Advisory Group is updating Lincoln’s seven-year Plan for approval by the Massachusetts Division of Conservation Services. The continued effort to plan for and protect important open space and recreation resources helps enhance the Town’s character and facilitates smart growth in the future. In addition, having a State approved Plan allows Lincoln to access funds that may be available for open space and recreation and it helps to identify priorities, goals, strategies and actions to be implemented over the next seven years.

Please remember to complete the survey by October 16, 2016

Your response will help update and confirm Lincoln’s open space and recreation values. It will help to identify priorities, goals, strategies and actions to be implemented over the next seven years.

Please also save the date for our 2nd Community Forum

November 16, 2016 @ 7pm - Donaldson Room, Town Offices

Lincoln's Complete Streets Program
Public Forum Wednesday, October 19 7:30pm-9:30pm Lincoln Town Hall, Donaldson Room. Click here to read the announcement.

Service Description

The Planning Department staff acts as a central point of contact for land use projects that may need review by more than one board and can advise project proponents on the applicable rules, procedures and scheduling. The Land Use Permitting Guide outlines the responsibilities of several town boards and departments.

From time to time the Planning Board and its staff are involved in providing a town response to major projects or land use changes which are not directly under the Town's control. Examples are liaison and advocacy in relation to Route 2 upgrades and changes at the Hanscom Air Force Base and Civil Air Terminal.

Land Use Permitting Guide and Helpful Documents Regarding Site Plan Review 

Land Use Permitting Guide - February 2016.
Lighting Guidelines - September 2014
Site Plan Review Checklist
Staff Review of Changes to Approved Site Plans and Preliminary Meeting.
Interpretation of Section 6.0.2 of the Zoning Bylaw when PB approval not required.



All forms are in Microsoft Word formatting to allow for easier editing. 

Zoning Maps

Zoning and General Bylaws

Copies of both are available by clicking here or in hard copy at the Town Clerk's office. 

Zoning Amendments:

Click Here for information on proposed Zoning Amendments for Town Meeting 2016.

Click Here for Zoning Amendments passed at Town Meeting 2015.

Click Here for Zoning Amendments passed at Town Meeting 2014.


Lincoln Station Planning Study 2014

Freedom's Way Landscape Inventory

The History of Lincoln Planning
At Risk Properties:
To view the At Risk Properties Analysis Report 2005, and the further report on the Arshad property 2008, check out the
At Risk Properties Committee Page.

Comprehensive Long Range Plan
Lincoln's Comprehensive Plan was accepted by the Planning Board and Town Meeting in 2009.

Comprehensive Plan Implementation Committee 
This link will take you to the 
CPIC web page 

Battle Road Scenic Byway
A corridor management plan for the historic Battle Road, which runs through Concord, Lincoln, Lexington, and Arlington, is being prepared by Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) staff with funding from federal and state highways sources. You can learn more about this program by visiting the 
Battle Road Scenic Byway website.

Jennifer Burney
Director of Land Use

Paula Vaughn-MacKenzie
Administrative Assistant to the Planning Board

Town Office
16 Lincoln Road
Lincoln, MA  01773

Ph: 781-259-2610

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Summer Hours beginning July 5th
Monday - Thursday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm