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 Datesort ascending Decisions Other Reports Updated date
Somerville Ave 391-395 ZBA 2019-37 May 15, 2019 PDF icon Plan Set 04/02/2019 - 6:01pm
Cameron Avenue 48 ZBA 2019-30 May 01, 2019 PDF icon Plan Set 2-27-19
PDF icon Plan Set 3-9-19
PDF icon Plan Set 4-3-19
PDF icon Plan Set 4-4-19
04/11/2019 - 11:25am
Upland Road 56-58 ZBA 2019-32 May 01, 2019 PDF icon Plan Set 12-19-18
PDF icon Plan Set 4-10-19
04/11/2019 - 11:27am
Broadway 102-104 PB 2019-12 Apr 18, 2019 PDF icon Plan Set 3-6-19 PDF icon Staff Report 04/17/2019 - 5:47pm
Oak Street 7 ZBA 2019-01 Apr 17, 2019 PDF icon Plan Set 1-2-19
PDF icon Accessibility Letter 1-2-19
PDF icon Sustainability
PDF icon Plan Set 3-13-19
03/15/2019 - 9:55am
Tremont St 169 ZBA 2019-17 Apr 17, 2019 PDF icon Plan Set 03/26/2019 - 7:46pm
Henderson St 42 ZBA 2018-189 Apr 17, 2019 PDF icon Plan Set 04/08/2019 - 1:26pm
Park Street 44 ZBA 2019-23 Apr 17, 2019 PDF icon De Minimis Approval from 2011
PDF icon Drainage Report
PDF icon Pervious Surface Analysis
PDF icon Project Cost Estimate
04/09/2019 - 1:32pm
Victoria Street 43 ZBA 2019-20 Apr 17, 2019 PDF icon Plans 04/09/2019 - 1:50pm
Line Street and Cooney Street 88-90 and 18 ZBA 2017-73-R1-3/19 Apr 17, 2019 PDF icon Basement Plan 3-13-19 PDF icon Staff Report 04/10/2019 - 9:06am
Winslow Ave 74 ZBA 2019-11 Apr 17, 2019 PDF icon Plan Set 04/08/2019 - 12:28pm
Prospect Street 10 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 Preliminary Staff Report 04/17/2019 - 5:26pm
Prospect Street 10-50 PB 2019-03 Apr 04, 2019 PDF icon Thoroughfare Plan Set 2-13-19
PDF icon Thoroughfare Plan Set 4-16-19
04/17/2019 - 5:33pm
Meacham Rd 54 ZBA 2019-22 Apr 03, 2019 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plan Set PDF icon Staff Report 04/18/2019 - 9:53am
Franklin St 84 ZBA 2017-50-R1-08-18 Apr 03, 2019 PDF icon Staff Report 03/28/2019 - 8:03pm


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