Planning Board


  • 7 p.m.
  • First Floor Meeting Room
    141 Keyes Road
    Concord, MA 01742

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Planning Board Public Hearing
Adoption of the Tree Preservation Bylaw Rules & Regulations

On Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. in the 1st floor conference room at 141 Keyes Road, Concord, MA, the Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing on the adoption of the Tree Preservation Bylaw Rules and Regulations.

The Town of Concord Tree Preservation Bylaw, passed at 2017 Town Meeting, encourages the preservation and protection of trees on residential lots during significant demolition and construction activity.  The Town has established Rules and Regulations that Concord’s Building Inspection Division will use to administer the Bylaw.

Please click here to view the document or contact the Planning Division at 978-318-3290 during office hours Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Planning Board Public Hearing

On Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the first floor meeting room at 141 Keyes Road, Concord, MA, in accordance with M.G.L. Ch. 41,§81-T and the Town of Concord Subdivision Rules & Regulations, the Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing to consider the application of Minute Man ARC to amend the conditions of the 1990 Definitive Subdivision Plan entitled “Forest Ridge” and the 1999 Definitive Subdivision Plan entitled “Amendment of the Layout and Construction of Forest Ridge Road and Related Modifications of Lot 4, Lot 5B, and Lot 6C”, 35 Forest Ridge Road, Parcel 2971-1.

Please click here to view the plan and supporting materials or visit the Planning Division Office, 141 Keyes Road, Concord, MA, during office hours Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Meeting Schedule

Day Time
 November 7, 2017  7 p.m.
 November 28, 2017  7 p.m.
 December 5, 2017  7 p.m.
 January 9, 2018  7 p.m.
 January 23, 2018  7 p.m.
 February 6, 2018  7 p.m.
 February 13, 2018  7 p.m.
 March 6, 2018* Planning Board Public Hearing

 7 p.m.
Town House, Hearing Rm., 2nd Floor
22 Monument Square (*snow date, only if necessary, 3/8/18)
 March 13, 2018  7 p.m.
 April 3, 2018  7 p.m.
 April 24, 2018  7 p.m.
 May 8, 2018  7 p.m.
 May 22, 2018  7 p.m.
 June 12, 2018  7 p.m.
 June 26, 2018  7 p.m.
 July 10, 2018  7 p.m.
 July 24, 2018  7 p.m.
 August 7, 2018  7 p.m.
 August 21, 2018  7 p.m.
 September 11, 2018  7 p.m.
 September 25, 2018  7 p.m.
 October 9, 2018  7 p.m.
 October 23, 2018  7 p.m.
 November 13, 2018  7 p.m.
 November 27, 2018  7 p.m.
 December 11, 2018  7 p.m.

Planning Board Members

Member   Term Expires
Robert Easton Chair May 31, 2019
Matthew Johnson Vice-Chair May 31, 2020
Kristen Ferguson Clerk May 31, 2022
Brooke Whiting Cash   May 31, 2018
Gary Kleiman   May 31, 2019
Allen Sayegh   May 31, 2021
Burton Flint   May 31, 2022

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.