Due to ongoing remediation of water damage sustained on April 23rd –
The Planning Office has been relocated until further notice.
Our current address is:
37 Knox Trail
Acton, MA 01720
Applications for upcoming Planning Board, Board of Appeals, and Historic Districts Commission meetings, Tree Preservation and Demolition Delay Review can be dropped off at our new location.
Building Permit sign-off pages can be brought directly to the Building Department for Planning Division sign-off.
For questions or more information about any ongoing projects, please contact Planning at 978-318-3290.
- 7 p.m.
- First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
Concord, MA 01742
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings and are typically posted on Fridays before a scheduled meeting. Minutes are available following approval. View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes
|June 11, 2019||7 p.m.|
|June 25, 2019||7 p.m.|
|July 9, 2019||7 p.m.|
|July 23, 2019||7 p.m.|
|August 6, 2019||7 p.m.|
|August 20, 2019||7 p.m.|
|September 10, 2019||7 p.m.|
|September 24, 2019||7 p.m.|
|October 1, 2019||7 p.m.|
|October 22, 2019||7 p.m.|
|November 12, 2019||7 p.m.|
|November 26, 2019||7 p.m.|
|December 10, 2019||7 p.m.|
|December 17, 2019||7 p.m.|
|Matthew Johnson||Vice-Chair||May 31, 2020|
|Kristen Ferguson||Clerk||May 31, 2022|
|Allen Sayegh||May 31, 2021|
|Burton Flint||May 31, 2022|
|Nathan Bosdet||May 31, 2023|
|Kate McEneaney||May 31, 2024|
Planning Board Charge
The Planning Board consists of 7 members, appointed for 5-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 Select Board 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.
- Planning Board Fee Schedule (PDF)
- Planning Board Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
- Planning Board Procedures for Employment of Outside Consultants (PDF)
- Subdivision Rules Regulations 2007 (PDF)
- The Impacts of State Land Use Laws on Concord (PDF)
- West Concord Design Guidelines (PDF)
- Tree Preservation Bylaw Rules & Regulations 1-9-18
- Tree Preservation Bylaw 2017 (PDF)