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
McGrath Highway 1 ZBA 2018-138 Dec 12, 2018 PDF icon Narrative of changes
PDF icon Architectural Plans 9-27-18
PDF icon Civil Plans 9-26-18
11/07/2018 - 12:43pm
Broadway 1244 ZBA 2018-135 Dec 12, 2018 PDF icon Plan Set 10-19-18 11/08/2018 - 2:54pm
Elm Street 36 ZBA 2018-127 Dec 12, 2018 PDF icon Plan Set 9-4-18 11/07/2018 - 3:23pm
Elmwood Street 17 ZBA 2018-125 Dec 12, 2018 PDF icon Plan Set 8-23-18
PDF icon Survey 5-8-18
11/08/2018 - 2:54pm
Morrison Avenue 2 ZBA 2018-146 Dec 12, 2018 PDF icon Plan Set 10-19-18 11/08/2018 - 2:54pm
Tennyson Street 39 ZBA 2018-149 Dec 12, 2018 PDF icon Plan Set 10-19-18 11/08/2018 - 3:52pm
Myrtle 61 ZBA 2018-140 Dec 10, 2018 PDF icon EC-2
PDF icon ADA
PDF icon SP
PDF icon SP app
PDF icon Existing Conditions
10/17/2018 - 10:51am
Roland Street / Inner Belt Rd 56 / 0 & 20 PB 2018-18 Nov 29, 2018 PDF icon Subdivision Plan 10-10-18 11/08/2018 - 3:03pm
Alpine St 81-83 ZBA 2018-141 Nov 28, 2018 PDF icon Alpine St 81-83 - Plan Set.pdf 11/15/2018 - 8:48pm
Roland Street / Inner Belt Rd 56 / 0 & 20 ZBA 2018-142 & ZBA 2018-143 Nov 28, 2018 PDF icon Proposed Plan Set 10-10-18
PDF icon Phase 1 Env. Report 10-7-17
PDF icon Stormwater Memo 10-10-18
PDF icon Traffic Memo 10-18
11/07/2018 - 10:36am
Myrtle St 61 ZBA 2018-140 Nov 28, 2018 PDF icon Plan Set 11/15/2018 - 8:50pm
Prescott Street 57 ZBA 2018-150 Nov 28, 2018 PDF icon Plan Set 10-17-18 11/07/2018 - 12:06pm
Oxford Street 134-136 ZBA 2018-155 Nov 28, 2018 PDF icon Plan Set 10-10-18 11/07/2018 - 12:08pm
Dimick Street 68 ZBA 2018-151 Nov 28, 2018 PDF icon Plan Set 10-24-18
PDF icon Accessibility Narrative 10-25-18
11/07/2018 - 12:11pm
Pearson Avenue 68 ZBA 2018-134 Nov 28, 2018 PDF icon Plan Set 9-10-18 11/07/2018 - 12:14pm

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