Planning Board

Zoning Initiatives Forum

Thursday, November 21, 2019

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Hearing Room, Town House,

22 Monument Square


Meetings


  • 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


Meeting Schedule

Day Time
 2019  Location
 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.
   
 2020  
 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

Planning Board Members

Member   Term Expires
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.