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 Capuano, Chair
  • Rebecca Lyn Cooper
  • Gerard Amaral
  • Joseph Favaloro
  • Dorothy Kelly Gay

Michael Capuano, Chair

Mike Capuano has served on the Planning Board since 2008 and is currently the Vice Chairman. 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
Windom 19 2016-107 Oct 19, 2016 PDF icon WindomSt19.pdf PDF icon 19_windom_SR.pdf 09/21/2018 - 10:25am
Westwood Rd 1 ZBA 2016-04 Aug 17, 2016 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plans PDF icon Staff Report 09/21/2018 - 10:24am
Westminster St 7 ZBA 2016-65 Oct 05, 2016 09/21/2018 - 10:21am
Wesley Pk 22 ZBA 2016 - 155 Feb 01, 2017 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plans PDF icon Staff Report 09/21/2018 - 10:20am
Washington Street 309 ZBA 2016-95 Oct 05, 2016 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plans PDF icon Staff Report 09/21/2018 - 10:18am
Washington St 181 PB 2016-03 Mar 03, 2016 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plans PDF icon Staff Report 09/21/2018 - 10:16am
Washington St 285 ZBA 2016-07 Mar 02, 2016 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Staff Report 09/21/2018 - 10:15am
Washington 3 ZBA 2016-44 Apr 20, 2016 PDF icon WashingtonSt3.pdf PDF icon Plans PDF icon 3 Washington SR.pdf 09/21/2018 - 10:13am
Washington St 352 ZBA 2016-146 Jan 04, 2017 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plans PDF icon Staff Report 09/21/2018 - 10:13am
Warwick Street 12 ZBA 2016-105 Nov 02, 2016 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plans PDF icon Staff Report 09/21/2018 - 10:10am
Warwick 15 ZBA 2016-03 Jun 22, 2016 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plans PDF icon Staff Report 09/21/2018 - 10:09am
Victoria 44 ZBA 2016-32 May 04, 2016 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plans PDF icon Staff Report 09/21/2018 - 10:07am
Union Sq 2 PB 2016-07 Jun 08, 2016 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Union Sq 2 - Partners Urgent Care - Updated Staff Report.pdf 09/21/2018 - 10:06am
Tyler St / Park St 14 / 30 ZBA 2015-117 Mar 16, 2016 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plans PDF icon Staff Report 09/20/2018 - 7:34pm
Thurston St 84 ZBA 2016-153 Feb 01, 2017 PDF icon Plans 09/20/2018 - 7:32pm

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