About the Planning Board

The Planning Board is the Special Permit Granting Authority for the Assembly Square Mixed-Use Development (ASMD), Corridor Commercial Development (CCD), and Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Districts, Planned Unit Developments (PUDs), Overlay Districts, and Site Plan Approvals. The Board also holds public hearings and renders recommendations to the Board of Aldermen on zoning amendments.

  • Members

  • Reports & Decisions

  • Michael A. Capuano, Chair
  • Joseph Favaloro, Clerk
  • Dorothy A. Kelly Gay
  • Amelia Aboff
  • Gerard Amaral, Alternate

Michael Capuano

Mike Capuano has served on the Planning Board since 2008. He is a graduate of Somerville High School, Harvard College, and the Suffolk Law School.  He has also served as the Planning Board's designee to the Community Preservation Committee since its inception in 2013 and served two terms as its inaugural Chairman.  For the last four years, he has served as Assistant General Counsel at the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, where he represents the Secretariat and its agencies and programs, including the Office of Medicaid.

Dorothy Kelly Gay

Dorothy Kelly Gay was born in Ireland, immigrated to Somerville in 1968, and worked as a Registered Nurse and clinical supervisor at hospitals in the greater Boston area.  She then served three terms on the Somerville School Committee and three terms on the Governor’s Council running for Lt. Gov in 1998. She was elected first female Mayor of Somerville in a special election in May 1999 and served until Jan 2004. She also served at the Hebrew SeniorLife in Boston as President of Government Relations and Housing, until retiring in 2013.

Joseph Favaloro

Joseph Favarolo has worked with the city for over 40 years, first as a School Committee member, then an Alderman at large, and has since been appointed to the Planning Board by four different mayors. He is also the Executive Director of The MWRA Advisory Board representing 60 communities in greater Boston in pursuit of environmentally sound and ratepayer equitable solutions to wastewater and water infrastructure issues.

 

Reports and Decisions

PLEASE NOTE: Applications made before April 15, 2011 are not included in this listing and can be found by clicking here.

Street Number Case Number First Hearing Date Decisions Other Reports Updated datesort ascending
Prospect Street 10 (D2.1) PB 2019-04 Apr 04, 2019 PDF icon Zoning Compliance (initial submittal)
PDF icon Environmental Analysis (initial submittal)
PDF icon Mobility Management Plan (initial submittal)
PDF icon Plan Set (initial submittal)
PDF icon Transportation Access Plan (initial submittal)
PDF icon Zoning Compliance (revised 3-26-19 submittal)
PDF icon Plan Set (revised 3-26-19 submittal)
PDF icon Transportation Access Plan (revised 3-26-19 submittal)
PDF icon Project Narrative
PDF icon Anticipated Schedule
PDF icon Abramson Memo 5-15-19
PDF icon Planning Director Memo 6-6-19
PDF icon US2 Presentation 6.13.19
PDF icon Preliminary Staff Report 06/19/2019 - 9:07am
Somerville Ave 300 PB 2018-21 Jan 23, 2019 PDF icon Plans December 2018
PDF icon Updated plans for Feb 7 2019 DRC
PDF icon Updated plans for Feb 28 2019 DRC
PDF icon Plans for Mar 21, 2019 PB
PDF icon Updated Plans for June 20, 2019 PB
PDF icon Staff Report 06/18/2019 - 4:00pm
Vernon St 60 ZBA 2019-38 Jun 19, 2019 PDF icon Plan Set - Initial Submission
PDF icon Updated Plan Set for June 19, 2019 ZBA
PDF icon Vernon St 60 - Staff Report.pdf 06/14/2019 - 7:39pm
Somerville Ave 391-395 ZBA 2019-37 May 15, 2019 PDF icon Plan Set
PDF icon Updated plans for June 19, 2019 ZBA
PDF icon Staff Report 06/14/2019 - 6:29pm
Winslow Ave 74 ZBA 2019-11 Apr 17, 2019 PDF icon Plan Set
PDF icon Winslow Ave 74 - Updated Plans for June 19, 2019 ZBA.pdf
06/14/2019 - 2:50pm
Ward St 10-12 ZBA 2017-122-R1-2019 May 15, 2019 PDF icon Plan Set - Proposed Revisions
PDF icon Updated Revision Set for June 19, 2019
PDF icon Staff Report
PDF icon Updated Staff Report for June 19 2019 ZBA
06/14/2019 - 1:58pm
McGrath Highway 434 ZBA 2018-19-R1-4/19 Jun 06, 2019 PDF icon Plan Set 5-22-19 PDF icon Staff Report
PDF icon Updated Staff Report
06/14/2019 - 10:34am
Wheatland Street 96 ZBA 2018-175 May 15, 2019 PDF icon Plan Set 6-11-18
PDF icon Survey 5-15-18
PDF icon Plan Set 4-25-19
PDF icon Plan Set 5-30-19
PDF icon Staff Report
PDF icon Updated Staff Report
06/14/2019 - 10:26am
Wallace Street 76 ZBA 2019-51 Jun 19, 2019 PDF icon Plan Set 5-23-19
PDF icon Plan Set 6-13-19
PDF icon Staff Report 06/14/2019 - 10:26am
Tufts Street 27 ZBA 2018-195 Jun 19, 2019 PDF icon Plan Set 12-8-18
PDF icon Plot Plan 3-10-09
PDF icon Plan Set 5-29-19
PDF icon Plan Set 6-10-19
PDF icon Staff Report 06/14/2019 - 10:24am
Tennyson Street 39 ZBA 2018-149 May 15, 2019 PDF icon Plan Set 10-19-18
PDF icon Plan Set 4-29-19
PDF icon Plan Set 4-30-19
PDF icon Staff Report
PDF icon Updated Staff Report
06/14/2019 - 10:24am
Summer Street 7 ZBA 2018-107-R1-5/19 Jun 05, 2019 PDF icon Plan Set 5-1-19 PDF icon Staff Report 06/14/2019 - 10:23am
Pearl Street 126 ZBA 2019-46 Jun 19, 2019 PDF icon Plan Set 6-5-19 PDF icon Staff Report 06/14/2019 - 10:23am
Murdock Street 50-54 ZBA 2018-19-R1-4/19 Jun 05, 2019 PDF icon Plan Set 4-11-19
PDF icon Plan Set 6-10-19
PDF icon Staff Report 06/14/2019 - 10:22am
Cedar Street 11 ZBA 2018-84 Jun 19, 2019 PDF icon Plan Set 4-25-19
PDF icon Plan Set 6-12-19
PDF icon Staff Report 06/14/2019 - 10:22am

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