Zoning Initiatives Forum
Thursday, November 21, 2019
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Hearing Room, Town House,
22 Monument Square
- 7 p.m.
- First Floor Meeting Room*
141 Keyes Road
Concord, MA 01742
*Unless noted otherwise below. See meeting schedule.
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
|November 12, 2019||7 p.m.|
|November 21, 2019 * Zoning Initiatives Forum||6:30 p.m. * Meeting location is the Hearing Room, Town House, 22 Monument Sq.|
|November 26, 2019||7 p.m. * Meeting location has been moved back from the Harvey Wheeler Community Center Auditorium to the first floor meeting room, 141 Keyes Road because the Center & Main PRD application will not be on this agenda.|
|December 10, 2019||7 p.m. * Meeting location is the Hearing Room, Town House, 22 Monument Sq. Concord, MA|
|December 17, 2019||7 p.m.|
|January 7, 2020||141 Keyes Road|
|January 21, 2020||141 Keyes Road|
|February 11, 2020||141 Keyes Road|
|February 25, 2020||7 p.m. *Planning Board Public Hearing, location is the Hearing Rm, Town House, 22 Monument Sq.|
|February 27, 2020|| 7 p.m. * SNOW DATE FOR PUBLIC HEARING
Only if necessary. Location is the Hearing Rm, Town House, 22 Monument Sq.
|March 10, 2020||141 Keyes Road|
|March 24, 2020||141 Keyes Road|
|April 7, 2020||141 Keyes Road|
|April 21, 2020||141 Keyes Road|
|May 12, 2020||141 Keyes Road|
|May 26, 2020||141 Keyes Road|
|June 9, 2020||141 Keyes Road|
|June 23, 2020||141 Keyes Road|
|July 7, 2020||141 Keyes Road|
|July 21, 2020||141 Keyes Road|
|August 11, 2020||141 Keyes Road|
|August 25, 2020||141 Keyes Road|
|September 8, 2020||141 Keyes Road|
|September 22, 2020||141 Keyes Road|
|October 6, 2020||141 Keyes Road|
|October 20, 2020||141 Keyes Road|
|November 10, 2020||141 Keyes Road|
|November 24, 2020||141 Keyes Road|
|December 8, 2020||141 Keyes Road|
|December 22, 2020||141 Keyes Road|
|Matthew Johnson||Chair||May 31, 2020|
|Kristen Ferguson||Vice-Chair||May 31, 2022|
|Allen Sayegh||May 31, 2021|
|Burton Flint||Clerk||May 31, 2022|
|Nathan Bosdet||May 31, 2023|
|Kate McEneaney||May 31, 2024|
|Haley Orvedal||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)
- Planning Board Goals 2019- 2020