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
Murdock Street 50-54 ZBA 2018-19 Nov 28, 2018 PDF icon Plan Set 12-29-17
PDF icon Accessibility Letter 12-26-17
PDF icon Drainage Report 12-19-17
PDF icon Plan Set 7-17-18
PDF icon Plan Set 9-7-18
PDF icon Plan Set 11-8-18
11/08/2018 - 6:52pm
Broadway 112 PB 2016-11-R1-10/18 Nov 08, 2018 PDF icon Staff Report 11/02/2018 - 9:02am
Dawes Street (Cambridge Crossing/NorthPoint Parcel EF) 250 PB2017-23-MA1-0818 Nov 08, 2018 PDF icon plan set PDF icon staff report 11/05/2018 - 9:18am
Cambridge Crossing (formerly NorthPoint) Neighborhood Development Plan PB 2014-29-MA3-0818 Nov 08, 2018 PDF icon application
PDF icon PB presentation
PDF icon staff report 11/13/2018 - 9:21am
Somerville Avenue 311 PB2018-16 Nov 08, 2018 PDF icon plan set PDF icon staff report 11/05/2018 - 9:12am
Mossland St 15 ZBA 2018-124 Nov 07, 2018 PDF icon Plan Set 09/17/2018 - 4:29pm
Franklin Street 30 ZBA 2018-126 Nov 07, 2018 PDF icon Plan Set 10-2-18
PDF icon Plan Set 10-8-18
PDF icon Plan Set 11-2-18
PDF icon Staff Report 11/02/2018 - 11:50am
Alpine 81-83 ZBA 2018-141 Nov 07, 2018 PDF icon Existing Conditions
PDF icon ADA
PDF icon SP
PDF icon SP app
10/23/2018 - 10:59am
Beacon Street 292-294 ZBA 2018-118 Nov 07, 2018 PDF icon Plan Set 10-2-18 PDF icon Staff Report 11/02/2018 - 11:59am
Linwood Street 161 ZBA 2015-49-R2-10/18 Nov 07, 2018 PDF icon Plan Set 8-21-18 PDF icon Staff Report 11/02/2018 - 12:00pm
Village Terrace 2 ZBA 2018-132 Nov 07, 2018 PDF icon Plans (10.23.18) PDF icon Staff Report 11/07/2018 - 9:14am
Spring Street 34 ZBA 2018-119 Oct 24, 2018 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plan Set 10-02-18 PDF icon Staff Report 10/30/2018 - 11:54am
Fountain Ave 22-24 ZBA 2018-117 Oct 24, 2018 PDF icon Plans PDF icon Staff Report 11/06/2018 - 7:33pm
Somerville Avenue 515 ZBA 2018-122 Oct 24, 2018 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plan Set 8-29-18
PDF icon Traffic Study 8-30-18
PDF icon Accessibility Narrative 8-28-18
PDF icon Part 1 of Plan Set 10-4-18
PDF icon Part 2 of Plan Set 10-4-18
PDF icon Revised Traffic Study 10-09-18
PDF icon Staff Report 10/30/2018 - 11:54am
Broadway 1154 ZBA 2018-78 Oct 24, 2018 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plan Set 5-15-18
PDF icon Plan Set 10-17-18
PDF icon Traffic Study 4-20-18
PDF icon Staff Report 10/30/2018 - 11:53am

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