Planning Board
Contact TypeContact Information
Staff
, Director
, Town Planner
, Administrative Assistant
Address:
141 Keyes Road, First Floor 
Concord ,MA 
Phone:
(978) 318-3290
Fax:
(978) 318-3291
Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 
Link to PageLink to Page
Additional Links:
Link to PageLink to PageLink to Page
Membership
Name
Title
John Shipe
Chair
John Canally
Vice-Chair
Brooke Whiting Cash
Clerk
John Cratsley
 
Coleman Hoyt
 
Elisabeth Elden
 
On Monday, April 28, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., the Concord Planning Board will hold a public hearing at the Town House Hearing Room located at 22 Monument Square, pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 40A, Section 5, concerning an amendment to the Concord Zoning Bylaw proposed under Article 5 in the 2014 Special Town Meeting Warrant.
                 
Article 5      (By petition) Table I - Principal Use Regulations- This amendment changes Table I by adding the numeral “1” to the first footnote, therefore allowing “Financial and business office” use in the Limited Business District #1 (at the intersection of Elm St. and Route 2).

The complete text of the amendment may be found in the 2014 Warrant for Special Town Meeting, or may be reviewed at the Town Clerk’s Office in the Town House at 22 Monument Square or at the Department of Planning and Land Management, 141 Keyes Road, during business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

By Order of the Planning Board
John Shipe, Chair



2014 Planning Board Meeting Schedule
(updated 4/10/14)
PLEASE NOTE:  Meetings start at 7:00 p.m. in the First Floor Meeting Room
at 141 Keyes Road unless otherwise noted*


March 4, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Public Hearing for Town Meeting
*Town House
2nd Floor Hearing Room
22 Monument Square
March 18, 2014
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
April 8, 2014
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
April 28, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Public Hearing for Special Town Meeting
*Town House
2nd Floor Hearing Room
22 Monument Square
April 29, 2014

7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
May 13, 2014

7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
May 20, 2014
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
June 3, 2014
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
June 17, 2014
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
July 8, 2014
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
July 22, 2014
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
August 12, 2014
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
August 26, 2014
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
September 9, 2014
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
September 30, 2014
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
October 14, 2014
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
October 28, 2014
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
November 18, 2014
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
December 2, 2014
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
December 16, 2014
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road

Planning Board Charge

The Planning Board consists of seven members, appointed for five-year, staggered terms by the Selectmen. By reason of Chapter 40A, all decisions as special permit granting authority shall require a two-thirds vote.

It shall be the duty of the Planning Board to investigate all petitions calling for a variation, modification, change, or extension of use under the Zoning Bylaw and to report its recommendations thereon to the Board of Appeals.

It shall be the duty of the Planning Board to conduct investigations respecting proposed amendments to the Zoning Bylaw appearing in the Warrant for any Town Meeting, and to present its recommendations to the Town for consideration at such Town Meeting. The Board of Selectmen shall cause the Planning Board to be notified of all such proposed amendments.

Subdivision Rules and Regulations set forth the Planning Board's procedures and standards to be followed in the subdivision of land and the construction of ways. The Concord Planning Board is authorized under the General Laws of Massachusetts to regulate the laying out and construction of ways in subdivisions to insure the safety, convenience and welfare of present and future inhabitants of Concord. The Board shall exercise its authority with due regard for the provision of adequate access to all of the lots in a subdivision by ways that will be safe and convenient for travel; for lessening congestion in such ways and in the adjacent public ways; for reducing danger to life and limb in the operation of motor vehicles; for securing safety in the case of fire, flood, panic and other emergencies; for insuring compliance with applicable provisions of the Concord Zoning Bylaw and the Wetlands Protection Act; for securing adequate provision for water, sewerage, drainage, underground utility service, police and fire protection and other requirements where necessary in a subdivision; for coordinating the ways in a subdivision with each other and with the public ways in neighboring subdivisions; and for preserving the special historical and rural character of Concord.