Planning Division
250 Constitution Plaza, 4th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103
Tel: (860) 757-9040
Fax: (860) 722-6402

250 Constitution Plaza, 4th Floor
Hartford, CT  06103
Telephone (860) 757-9025
Fax (860) 722-6402
 "Seeing the City of Hartford for what it is,
and visualizing what it can become"

Welcome to the Planning Division of the Department of Development Services. We are looking forward to serving you!
You can access our most requested resources via the purple column to the right. Links to information about our regulatory bodies and areas of focus are in the yellow column to the left. Find out more about what we do below.

One City, One Plan: POCD 2020
The City of Hartford has adopted a new Plan of Conservation and Development. Click here for more information. To find out about funding applications for implementation projects, click here. For information about the Green Ribbon Task Force, click here.

Regulatory Land Use Hartford City Hall

The Planning Division provides staff support to five regulatory boards and commissions, which operate according to Municipal Ordinances and State and Federal Regulations

Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting Schedule & Agendas
Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting Schedule & Agendas
Historic Commissions Meeting Schedule & Agendas
Design Review Board Meeting Schedule & Agendas
Inland Wetlands Agency Meeting Schedule & Agendas

Neighborhood Planning Parkville

The Planning Division supports community groups, business associations, and civic associations in all of Hartford's seventeen neighborhoods.  

Neighborhood Planning Assignments

Plans and Information

Geographic Information Systems & MappingCity Wide Projects Map

The Planning Division chairs the GIS Council of the City of Hartford. Any questions concerning the availability of GIS information should be directed to Jonathan Mullen at 860-757-9050.

Maps for Download

Historic PreservationGoodwin Hotel

The Planning Division plays a key role in regulating and managing Hartford's national, state, and locally-designated historic properties, which number more than 4,000.

Historic Preservation Program

Zoning St Francis Zoning Map

The goal of the Zoning Program is to examine plans and permit applications for the issuance of permits, and to ensure that projects are carried out in accordance with approved plans. The purpose of Hartford's zoning regulations is to provide for our citizens' public health, safety and welfare, and to help the city achieve its community development goals.

Click here to see updated City of Hartford Planning and Zoning Commission Zoning Regulations.

Zoning Administration


Planning builds neighborhood-city connections through:
  • Actively listening to and engaging with Hartford's citizens, leaders, developers and stakeholders. 
  • Working with neighborhood revitalization committees to plan the future and ensure the success of Hartford's communities. 
  • Working to incorporate the Mayor's seven goals for the city improvement into the Plan of conservation and Development for the city.
  • Using planning tools and best practices to make Hartford a better place to live and do business.


The Hartford News Special Edition- One City...One Plan
One City, One Plan POCD 2020
Hartford 2010 Final Report
Transportation Pathways Strategy for the Hartford HUB

For the History Buffs: Hartford's 1912 Plan

News Archives

Neighborhood Plans

Parkville MDP

Parkville appendices

Downtown North Redevelopment Plan

Constitution Plaza East Redevelopment Plan

Downtown West Section II Union Station - Walnut Street Redevelopment Plan



CT Planning Association
American Planning Association
Urban Land Institute
Center for Land Use Education and Research
NEMO environmental program
Capitol Region Council of Government
Metro Hartford Alliance
Capitol City Economic Dev. Authority
Congress For New Urbanism
National Complete Streets Coalition