Development Review Group

In order to create an open and transparent permitting process for citizens and land owners, as well as to facilitate business expansion, the Town of Middleton has created a voluntary preapplication review process. The Development Review Group (DRG), composed of representatives from town departments involved in development, was established to serve as a "one-stop" shop where applicants may meet with representatives from departments that are relevant to their specific project.

DRG preapplication meetings encourage proactive planning with applicants and help to ensure that projects move efficiently through the town's permitting process by fostering communication between permitting boards and applicants and also by providing the necessary resources to aid applicants and the general public through what can be a complex and unfamiliar process. The task of moderating redevelopment and other land use changes falls to an array of regulations and bylaws, managed largely by municipal departments, boards, and commissions.

Representatives & Staff


The DRG is composed of department representatives and staff to various boards and commissions:
  • Town Administrator
  • Town Planner
  • Conservation Agent
  • Building Commissioner
  • Police Chief
  • Fire Chief
  • Health Director
  • Middleton Electric Light Manager
  • Assessor
These meetings ensure that applicants are aware of the permits that they must apply for, in which order they should apply, and what they need to provide to make certain that their application(s) is complete.

Scheduling a Development Review Group Meeting


To initiate the Development Review process, please contact Town Planner Katrina O'Leary at 978-777-8917 to schedule a meeting. To ensure that DRG members are able to adequately prepare for each meeting, you will be asked to submit a Development Review Application (PDF), a narrative of the proposed project, and sketch plans of the site and building elevations. You will be notified of the time, place, and date of the next DRG meeting as soon as your project is scheduled.