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
Pearl St 14 ZBA 2018-23 Aug 08, 2018 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plans for August 18 2018 PDF icon Staff Report 09/12/2018 - 9:26am
Kent St 45 ZBA 2017-90 Aug 08, 2018 PDF icon Plans 08/29/2018 - 7:29pm
Quincy Street 12 ZBA 2018-90 Aug 08, 2018 PDF icon Deck Plan 2-2-18
PDF icon Plot Plan 5-14-18
PDF icon Staff Report
PDF icon Updated Staff Report
08/30/2018 - 4:03pm
Rush Street 23 ZBA 2018-92 Aug 08, 2018 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plan Set 1-25-12 PDF icon Staff Report 08/13/2018 - 9:51am
Holland Street 17-27 ZBA 2018-87 Aug 08, 2018 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plans 6-14-18 PDF icon Staff Report 08/13/2018 - 9:54am
Elm Street 245 ZBA 2018-73 Aug 08, 2018 PDF icon Plan Set 3-16-18 08/07/2018 - 12:11pm
Thorndike St 41 ZBA 2018-81 Aug 08, 2018 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plans for August 8, 2018 ZBA
PDF icon Thorndike St 41 - Plans for Aug 22, 2018 ZBA
PDF icon Staff Report 11/14/2018 - 12:54pm
Hudson St 150 ZBA 2018-71 Aug 08, 2018 PDF icon Plan Set 5-4-18
PDF icon Plan Set updated 8-28-18
08/29/2018 - 5:16pm
Powderhouse Blvd 80 ZBA 2018-82 Aug 08, 2018 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plans
PDF icon Corrected site plan for August 8 2018
PDF icon Staff Report 08/22/2018 - 5:32pm
Gilman St 27 ZBA 2018-112 Aug 03, 2018 PDF icon Plans 08/29/2018 - 6:59pm
Mystic Ave 350 ZBA 2016-64-E1-7-18 Aug 01, 2018 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plans for August 8 2018 PDF icon Staff Report 08/22/2018 - 5:31pm
Wheeler St 17 ZBA 2018-72 Jul 18, 2018 PDF icon Decision PDF icon 17 Wheeler plans 4-30-18.pdf
PDF icon Plot plan.pdf
PDF icon 17 Wheeler St Staff Report.pdf 07/23/2018 - 2:16pm
Wallace Street 100 ZBA 2018-77 Jul 18, 2018 PDF icon WallaceSt100.pdf PDF icon Plan Set 5-29-18
PDF icon Neighborhood Photos
PDF icon Staff Report 07/23/2018 - 2:18pm
Hancock St 33 ZBA 2018-57 Jul 18, 2018 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Hancock St 33 - Plans.pdf PDF icon Staff Report 07/23/2018 - 2:21pm
Dane Ave 24 ZBA 2018-75 Jul 18, 2018 PDF icon Plan Set for 7-18-2018
PDF icon Plan Set for 8-8-2018
PDF icon Plan Set for Nov 7 2018
PDF icon Plan Set for Nov 28 2018
PDF icon Staff Report 11/15/2018 - 8:51pm

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