Canton Center’s Zoning, the “Canton Economic Opportunity Overlay District” has been in existence for nearly 20 years guiding town center investments. The Town’s recent Master Plan recommends updating the Canton Center zoning. The Town of Canton is working with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) to facilitate a planning process to define and build support for potential zoning updates. This survey asks the same questions posed to the audience in the first of two community meetings that are a part of this process. Your feedback through this survey will be used to define zoning updates in Canton Center.

Canton Center Zoning Documents

Planning Department

The Planning Department is responsible for working towards town-wide goals with regard to zoning, land use, transportation, housing, economic development, sustainability, and other areas specified in the Canton Master Plan. The Planning Departments also works to help procure grants and accomplish other special projects to reach town goals. The Town Planner works with the Planning Board and provides technical review and assistance for projects reviewed by the Planning Board.

Planning Board

Find information about upcoming Planning Board meetings, projects that are under review, and how to apply.

Applications, Forms, and Checklists

Meetings (Agendas, Meeting Documents)

Rules and Regulations


Planning Studies

View a full list of plans and projects here

Maps and Data

View a full list of maps and data here.

Sustainability Initiatives

View a list of sustainability initiatives relating to energy, waste, water, transportation, and climate change here.  

Stay Informed

Sign up for the Planning Department News Flashes, Calendar, or Agenda alerts via the Town’s Notify Me service. You can receive emails about project updates, public event announcements, upcoming Planning Board agendas, and links to topics of interest related Town planning.

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