District Local Technical Assistance (DLTA)

The District Local Technical Assistance (DLTA) Program, established by Chapter 205 of the Acts of 2006, enables NMCOG to provide planning assistance in the areas of economic development (including permit streamlining), housing and regionalization of services. Proposed projects must fall into one of the following priority areas to be considered eligible for NMCOG staff assistance:

  1. Planning Ahead for Housing;
  2. Planning Ahead for Growth; or
  3. Supporting Regional Services.

Current and Past DLTA Projects


Economic Development and Land Use Planning

  • Lowell Upper Merrimack St/Pawtucket St Land Use and Zoning Analysis
  • Economic Development Self Assessment Tool (Billerica, Pepperell, Tyngsborough, Westford)
  • Pepperell Commercial Rezoning Study
  • Westford Commercial Rezoning Study
  • Dracut Economic Development Strategy Plan
  • Chelmsford Façade and Sign Improvement Plan
  • Billerica Town Center Planning Study 
  • Chelmsford Master Plan 
  • Vinal Square Master Plan
  • Permit Streamlining

Regional Services