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
Heath Street 132-134 ZBA 2018-60 Jun 06, 2018 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plan Set 4-10-18 PDF icon Staff Report 08/02/2018 - 6:34pm
Franklin St 56 ZBA 2018-46 Jun 06, 2018 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Franklin St 56 - Left and Right 2-D Renderings for 6-6-2018.pdf
PDF icon Franklin St 56 - Plans, Elevations and Landscaping.pdf
PDF icon 56 Franklin Landscape Plan Color.pdf
PDF icon Franklin St 56 - Staff Report.pdf 08/02/2018 - 6:33pm
Russell Road 7 ZBA 2018-59 Jun 06, 2018 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plan Set 3-30-18 PDF icon Staff Report 08/03/2018 - 11:17am
Hall Ave 60-62 ZBA 2018-52 Jun 06, 2018 PDF icon Decision PDF icon 60 Hall Ave proposed site plan.pdf PDF icon Hall Ave 60-62 - Staff Report.pdf 08/02/2018 - 6:33pm
Cedar St 22 ZBA 2018-45 May 16, 2018 PDF icon Decision (WWOP) 10/10/2018 - 9:30am
Bonair Street 56 ZBA 2018-41 May 16, 2018 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plan Set 4-21-18 PDF icon Staff Report 08/03/2018 - 11:16am
Electric Avenue 20 ZBA 2018-49 May 16, 2018 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plan Set 4-25-18 PDF icon Staff Report 08/03/2018 - 11:25am
Bartlett St 100 ZBA 2018-35 May 16, 2018 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plan Set for May 16 2018 PDF icon Staff Report for May 16 2018 08/03/2018 - 11:22am
Rush St 69 ZBA 2018-50 May 16, 2018 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plan Set May 16 2018 PDF icon Staff Report May 16 2018 08/03/2018 - 11:23am
Middlesex Ave (PUD) 5 PB2018-07 May 15, 2018 PDF icon Decision PDF icon cover letter
PDF icon executive summary
PDF icon application & waivers
PDF icon zoning compliance
PDF icon transportation
PDF icon utility analysis
PDF icon site access diagrams
PDF icon shadow study
PDF icon project summary
PDF icon civil plans
PDF icon design guidelines
PDF icon Revised TOC
PDF icon Revised Application
PDF icon Revised Transportation
PDF icon Revised Civil Plans
PDF icon Revised Design Guildelines
PDF icon Revised Site Access Diagrams
PDF icon Revised Shadow Study
PDF icon Revised Transportation Access Plan
PDF icon Revised Mobility Management Plan
PDF icon Revised Executive Summary
PDF icon Revised Zoning Compliance
PDF icon Revised Project Summary
PDF icon Presentation: May 9 DRC
PDF icon Revised Utility Analysis
PDF icon Preliminary Staff Report - prior to testimony
PDF icon Revised Staff Report - text only
PDF icon Revised Staff Report - Findings & Conditions
08/02/2018 - 6:33pm
McGrath Hwy (SPSR) 845 PB2018-09 May 15, 2018 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Application package
PDF icon Architectural & landscape
PDF icon Civil plans
PDF icon Shadow study
PDF icon Sustainability
PDF icon Property documentation
PDF icon Air quality report
PDF icon Utility analysis
PDF icon Affordable housing
PDF icon Geotechnical report
PDF icon Revised Shadow Study
PDF icon Revised Sustainability
PDF icon Revised Property Documentation
PDF icon Revised Air Quality
PDF icon Revised PUD Decision
PDF icon Revised Utility Analysis
PDF icon Revised Affordable Housing
PDF icon Revised Geotechnical
PDF icon Revised Mobility Management
PDF icon Revised Bike Infrastructure
PDF icon Revised Submittal Package
PDF icon Revised Architectural Plans
PDF icon Revised Civil Plans
PDF icon Staff Report
PDF icon Findings & Conditions
08/03/2018 - 11:24am
Dane Street 45 ZBA 2018-26 May 02, 2018 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plan Set 2-14-18
PDF icon Plan Set 3-14-18
PDF icon Plan Set 5-4-18
PDF icon Plan Set 5-21-18
PDF icon Staff Report
PDF icon Updated Staff Report
PDF icon 2nd Updated Staff Report
08/02/2018 - 6:34pm
Elm Street 54-56A ZBA 2018-47 May 02, 2018 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plan Set 4-11-18
PDF icon Plan Set 4-25-18
PDF icon Staff Report 08/02/2018 - 6:34pm
Curtis Street 5-7 ZBA 2018-42 May 02, 2018 PDF icon Decision PDF icon Plan Set 3-22-18 PDF icon Staff Report 08/03/2018 - 11:25am
Broadway 114 ZBA 2018-51 May 02, 2018 PDF icon Decision (WWOP) 10/10/2018 - 9:37am

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