Municipal Planning


Places Associates, Inc. works with architects to provide the engineering, surveying and landscape architecture designs for public projects. As part of the design team, our staff has been involved with schools, fire stations, police stations, town hall and library projects from start to finish.

Our services include: initial site feasibility analysis and presentations to building committees; preparation of full design plans including existing conditions, layout, grading, utilities, drainage, erosion control and construction details; permitting processes with local, state and federal agencies; preparation of specifications for bid documents; construction layout; construction administration including approval of materials and shop drawings, project changes and as-built (record) plan preparations.

Our staff has worked with local Planning Boards to update existing Zoning By-laws and Subdivision Regulations as well as implement bylaws addressing upcoming industries including Solar Farms and wind turbines. Staff members are involved in their local communities and are able to bring the same perspective to their municipal clients.

Planning for Private Development

As part of the design team for private clients, our staff has been involved with developing Master Plans for commercial, industrial and office parks, medical office buildings, day care facilities as well as both small and large scale residential developments. Our office has the practical knowledge to accurately assess site constraints and many times turn them from a problem into an asset. 

While at other firms, our senior staff has experience in the management, design, permitting and construction support on the following projects:


  • Elementary feasibility study-Webster, MA
  • City of Cambridge - School Department “House Doctor”
  • Rockland Middle School– Rockland, MA
  • King Phillip High School - Wrentham, MA
  • Dedham Middle School– Dedham, MA
  • High School feasibility study - Wayland, MA
  • Elementary feasibility study - Groton, MA
  • High School feasibility study - Plymouth , MA
  • King Phillip Middle School irrigation improvements - Wrentham, MA
  • Middle School feasibility study -


  • Police Headquarters- Swampscott, MA
  • Police Headquarters– Maynard, MA
  • Police Headquarters- Littleton, MA
  • Fire Station- Grafton, MA
  • Fire Station # 3 - Yarmouth, MA
  • Police Headquarters - Grafton, MA • Sterling Fire/EMS - Sterling, MA


  • Electric Light Department-Groton,MA
  • Library - Great Barrington, MA • Town Hall - Sturbridge, MA
  • Library - Northborough, MA
  • Library - Charlton, MA



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Littleton, MA 01460
Phone: 508-829-0333


876 Salisbury Street
Holden, MA 01520




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