Burlington works with development teams to provide opportunities for expedited permitting of promising organizations and development projects that seek to impact the economy, environment, and community positively. We know time is money when advancing a project. In order to facilitate the permitting process in Burlington we have organized a weekly Development Coordination Meeting (“DCM”) that brings together the permitting departments to improve coordination and speed communication. The permitting staff also works closely with organizations and development projects to offer feedback on proposals and flag issues of concern, facilitating transparent communication between departments and projects.
DCM is held on Tuesdays at 9:30am with representatives from Engineering, Fire, Police, Health, Planning, Economic Development, Conservation and Building. Contact Brady Caldwell, at the link below, to schedule time for your project or concept for feedback from these groups.Permitting Questions? Contact Us
From biotech-zoned science parks to expedited permitting, robust infrastructure, and pre-permitted biotech sites, Burlington has it all for companies looking to relocate.
MassBio, the life sciences industry organization, has developed BioReady ratings for municipalities that have the appropriate zoning practices and infrastructure capacity. Burlington’s Platinum Bio Ready Rating signifies that our community has all the below:
Zoning Bylaws are local rules patterned on Massachusetts state law, that regulate land use. Typical restrictions are on allowed uses, lot sizes, set backs, density and height. Burlington updates it zoning regularly to meet market preferences.
The town of Burlington’s comprehensive zoning laws are intentionally structured to safely nurture the growth and development of established and up-and-coming industries and their workforces throughout the area. By carefully balancing opportunities for geographical growth, expansion, and environmental safety, Burlington has paved accessible pathways for groundbreaking industries, such as life sciences, additive manufacturing, tech development, and many more, to grow their properties and pursue overall success.Zoning Questions? Contact Us. Burlington Zoning ByLaw Burlington General By Laws MGL c.40A MGL c.40R