Planning Board

Meetings

Planning Board meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month. The Planning Department accepts new applications for projects pursuant to these Public Hearing Procedures (PDF).

If you have questions or would like to discuss a potential application, please contact Jeff Bagg.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

View Current Agenda (April 19, 2022)

Current Applications & Agenda Items

The following applications are either currently under review by the Board in public meeting or are scheduled for an upcoming agenda:

View 150 Northampton st. Decision

View New Application Materials for 30 Fort Hill Road

View Narrative: Tasty Top, 150 Northampton Street

View Draft Plan: Tasty Top, 150 Northampton Street

View Special Permit Application: Tasty Top, 150 Northampton Street

View Special Permit Amendment: Fort Hill Brewery, 30 Fort Hill Road

View Special Permit Application: Birch Family Farm, Fort Hill Road (Parcel ID: 131-23)

View Approval Not Required Plan: Birch Family Farm, Fort Hill Road (Parcel 131-23)

View Special Permit Application: Starbucks drive-through, 93 Northampton Street

View Site Plan Approval Application: Moove In Self Storage, Main Street #Rear

Members

  • Jesse Belcher-Timme, Chairperson
  • Christopher Cockshaw
  • Harry Schumann
  • James Zarvis
  • Daniel J. Hartman
  • Kenneth Iavecchia, Associate Member

Overview

The Planning Board reviews most development projects in the city including residential and commercial properties. This is done through subdivision regulation, site plan approval, and the issuance of special permits. Additionally, the Board proposes amendments to the Zoning Ordinance and is the keeper of the City's Master Plan.

Forms & Documents