North Adams VISION 2030: The City’s Comprehensive Plan

North Adams Vision 2030 Adopted May 2014

On May 12, 2014, the North Adams Planning Board adopted the North Adams Vision 2030, the City’s first comprehensive plan in over forty years. The City Council will be asked to endorse the plan later this summer. The plan document and meeting summaries are available on the “Documents” page of this website. Please contact Mackenzie Greer, City Planner at or 413-662-3000 x3266 for more information and to become involved in the plan’s implementation. Please check back on this website from time to time for updates.


North Adams Vision 2030 is an opportunity for residents and businesses to think about and plan for the community they hope to have in the future. This comprehensive plan is the most important plan a community can make because it provides a city-wide perspective and holistic approach to addressing key issues and concerns through the integration of all topic and areas. A comprehensive plan can also provide a wide range of benefits, including facilitating investments, aligning and prioritizing activities and efforts, and organizing collaborations and partnerships. The North Adams process was designed to develop alongside the regional plan, Sustainable Berkshires, to better integrate local goals with those for the region.

The City’s comprehensive plan is called North Adams: Vision 2030 because it takes a long-term vision for the City and sets out a course on how to achieve it. Throughout this process, public meetings were held to gather information and input as goals, policies and actions are developed.  Sign up for the mailing list to receive updates and stay involved.

Please call the Office of Community Development, 413-662-3000 x3025 with any questions.


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