Planning Board

Notice office open 2021

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. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1TTzrWEKOOkSstQV0d4I-Kvy6M6RrC3p

Meeting Schedule

Day Location & Potential Agenda Items
 2021 Meetings in 2021 may be either virtual online meetings or in person at 141 Keyes Road or another location or (effective July) a hybrid meeting of in person and virtual.  Please see the posted agenda for detailed information and for instructions for how to participate by video or phone if it is a virtual meeting or hybrid meeting.
July 12, 2021 A quorum of Planning Board members will attend the Select Board Executive Session at 5:30 p.m.
July 13, 2021 See agenda
  • 250 Old Bedford Rd Concord Children's Center Site Plan
  • 48Y Fitchburg Tpke Def. Subdivision
  • PB 2021-2022 Goals & Projects Discussion
  • Thoreau Depot Public Forum Follow-up Discussion
 July 27, 2021 See agenda
 August 10, 2021 See agenda
  • Revised West Concord Design Guidelines Preamble Discussion with WCAC
 August 24, 2021 See agenda
 September 14, 2021 See agenda
 September 28, 2021 See agenda
 October 12, 2021 See agenda
 October 26, 2021 See agenda
 November 9, 2021 See agenda
 November 23, 2021 See agenda
 December 14, 2021 See agenda
 December 28, 2021  See agenda

Planning Board Members

Member   Term Expires
Burton Flint Chair May 31, 2022
Nathan Bosdet Vice-chair May 31, 2023
Kate McEneaney Clerk May 31, 2024
Andrew Boardman   April 30, 2026
Kristen Ferguson   May 31, 2022
Haley Orvedal   May 31, 2024
Linda Miller   April 30, 2025

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.