Planning Board

Meetings

  • 7 p.m., *unless otherwise noted.
  • See meeting schedule below

Agendas, Minutes & Meeting Recordings

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

Meeting recordings can be found on the Minute Man Media Network's Youtube page. Recordings are added to the Youtube page a few days after the meeting. View the Planning Board's meeting playlist here.

Meeting Schedule

Meeting Date Location - Meeting location can change from hybrid to all virtual so please check the agenda prior to attending
Dec 19, 2023 Meeting location has changed and will be fully remote. Check agenda for Zoom Link
Jan 2, 2024 CANCELLED
Jan 16
Due to the inclement weather, the meeting location has changed and will be fully remote. Check agenda for Zoom Link.
Jan 30 Check agenda for Zoom link
Feb 6 Check agenda for Zoom link
Feb 20 Hybrid meeting - 1st Floor Meeting Room at 141 Keyes Road and via Zoom. 
Mar 6 Wednesday - Check agenda for Zoom link
Mar 12 Town Meeting Public Hearing - Town House Hearing Room & via Zoom
Mar 13 Snow Date: Town Meeting Public Hearing - Town House Hearing Room & via Zoom
Apr 2 Check agenda for Zoom link
Apr 16 Hybrid meeting - 1st Floor Meeting Room at 141 Keyes Road and via Zoom. 
May 7 Check agenda for Zoom link
May 21 Hybrid meeting - 1st Floor Meeting Room at 141 Keyes Road and via Zoom. 
Jun 4 Check agenda for Zoom link
Jun 18 Hybrid meeting - 1st Floor Meeting Room at 141 Keyes Road and via Zoom. 
Jul 2 Check agenda for Zoom link
Jul 16 Hybrid meeting - 1st Floor Meeting Room at 141 Keyes Road and via Zoom. 
Aug 6 Check agenda for Zoom link
Aug 20 Hybrid meeting - 1st Floor Meeting Room at 141 Keyes Road and via Zoom. 
Sep 5 Check agenda for Zoom link
Sep 17 Hybrid meeting - 1st Floor Meeting Room at 141 Keyes Road and via Zoom. 
Oct 1 Check agenda for Zoom link
Oct 15 Hybrid meeting - 1st Floor Meeting Room at 141 Keyes Road and via Zoom. 
Nov 12 Check agenda for Zoom link
Nov 26
Hybrid meeting - 1st Floor Meeting Room at 141 Keyes Road and via Zoom.  
Dec 3 Check agenda for Zoom link
Dec 17 Hybrid meeting - 1st Floor Meeting Room at 141 Keyes Road and via Zoom. 

Planning Board Members

Member   Term Expires Liaison
Mark Giddings Member May 31, 2027 Hanscom Field Advisory Committee
Rob Almeida Member May 31, 2024 Transportation Advisory Committee
Andrew Boardman Vice-chair April 30, 2026 Climate Action Committee
Sue Felshin Clerk May 31, 2027 Community Preservation Committee
Abby Flanagan Member May 31, 2026 Housing Groups (CMAHT, CHA, CHDC)
Linda Miller Chair April 30, 2025 Select Board
Vacant      
Mary Hartman Select Board Liaison    

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.