Planning Department

Welcome to the City of Waltham Planning Department! 
Our mission is to enhance & preserve opportunities for healthy/sustainable environments that contribute to a high quality of life for all people who live, work and visit the City of Waltham. 

The Planning Department administers the city's federally-funded Community Development Block Grant Program. ​​​​​

Community Development Block Grant 2022-2023 Annual Action Plan Release: Planning Department staff will host a public meeting April 26th 2022 at 4:30PM via videoconference to release the final version of the 2022 – 2023 Community Development Block Grant Annual Action Plan. Click here for the videoconference login instructions

Attention! The City of Waltham Planning and Housing Departments want to know what your Community Development priorities are. Please take a couple minutes to fill out this brief confidential survey. If you have any questions or would like to discuss, please reach out to

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Catherine Cagle AICP, RLA LEED AP Director (781) 314-3375
James LaCrosse Assistant Planning Director (781) 314-3371
Jennifer Englehart Admin Assistant 781-314-3374
Frank Nakashian Principal Planner 781-314-3382