Housing Production Plan

The Town of Ipswich is updating its Housing Production Plan (HPP) in 2020. Consultants Jennifer Goldson LLC are assisting the Town with this effort. This document evaluates the housing needs of a community, ensuring a mix of housing types for different income levels, and helping to work towards a minimum of 10 percent of year-round housing stock being designated as affordable. By demonstrating progress and establishing affordable housing production goals, Ipswich can maintain its “safe harbor” status. This status allows the Town to deny 40B development if it does not meet local needs. 

Close to 70 community stakeholders with diverse interests participated in small focus groups during the month of May. The materials below were prepared to guide this engagement.

Informational Video on Ipswich HPP

Ipswich HPP Info and Maps

Ipswich HPP Focus Group Questions

Ipswich HPP Mapping Exercise

To support this effort, a "Needs Assessment" for Affordable Housing in Ipswich was completed in 2019 and revised in the Spring of 2020. 

We welcome all community members to provide input on any of these documents and the overall Housing Production Planning process. Please download the Comment Matrix here to share questions or comments with the Goldson team and the Planning Department.

For more information or questions, please contact Town Planner Kristen Grubbs at kristeng@ipswichma.gov or 978-356-6607 x2