Town Offices are Closed
In order to help protect our Town employees and the community, the Town is only operating essential services until further notice and all municipal buildings are closed to the public. Public Safety, public works, public health services and application filings are not impacted by this limited closure. If you are looking for information or have a question related to board/committee or department operations, please don’t leave a voice message, but email the Planning Division or visit the Town’s website at www.concordma.gov. Planning Board applications will be accepted via a Drop Box outside the front door of the Department of Planning and Land Management building at 141 Keyes Road. Please note that roll plans are not able to be accepted at this time and should be submitted via a flash drive or USB drive. Please place drive in an envelope with the address or project clearly noted. Application materials smaller than 10MB may be emailed to the Planning Division. For information on COVID-19 and the Town’s response, please visit www.concordma.gov/coronavirus2019 We encourage you to sign up for News and Notices for emailed information or follow the Town on social media – instructions are on the homepage.
- 7 p.m.
- First Floor Meeting Room*
141 Keyes Road
Concord, MA 01742
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings and are typically posted on Fridays before a scheduled meeting. Minutes are available following approval. View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes
Thoreau Depot Public Forum Part 2, June 23, 2020, 7:00 p.m. Virtual Meeting. Click on the flyer link below for instructions on how to watch and/or participate.
Watch the Thoreau Depot Public Forum Part 1, February 11, 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aaLEdswHdA
|August 11, 2020||Virtual online public meeting. To participate by video conference or phone, please see the instructions on the agenda.|
|August 19, 2020||Supplemental Public Hearing on proposed Zoning Bylaw amendments for Annual Town Meeting. Virtual via Zoom. See Town Meeting 2020 for participation instructions.
|August 25, 2020||141 Keyes Road|
|September 8, 2020||141 Keyes Road|
|September 22, 2020||141 Keyes Road|
|October 6, 2020||141 Keyes Road|
|October 20, 2020||141 Keyes Road|
|November 10, 2020||141 Keyes Road|
|November 24, 2020||141 Keyes Road|
|December 8, 2020||141 Keyes Road|
|December 22, 2020||141 Keyes Road|
|Kristen Ferguson||Chair||May 31, 2022|
|Burton Flint||Vice-chair||May 31, 2022|
|Nathan Bosdet||Clerk||May 31, 2023|
|Allen Sayegh||May 31, 2021|
|Kate McEneaney||May 31, 2024|
|Haley Orvedal||May 31, 2024|
|Matthew Johnson||May 31, 2020|
Planning Board Charge
The Planning Board consists of 7 members, appointed for 5-year, staggered terms by the Selectmen. By reason of Chapter 40A, all decisions as special permit granting authority shall require a two-thirds vote.
It shall be the duty of the Planning Board to investigate all petitions calling for a variation, modification, change, or extension of use under the Zoning Bylaw and to report its recommendations thereon to the Board of Appeals.
It shall be the duty of the Planning Board to conduct investigations respecting proposed amendments to the Zoning Bylaw appearing in the Warrant for any Town Meeting, and to present its recommendations to the Town for consideration at such Town Meeting. The Select Board shall cause the Planning Board to be notified of all such proposed amendments.
Subdivision Rules and Regulations set forth the Planning Board's procedures and standards to be followed in the subdivision of land and the construction of ways. The Concord Planning Board is authorized under the General Laws of Massachusetts to regulate the laying out and construction of ways in subdivisions to insure the safety, convenience and welfare of present and future inhabitants of Concord. The Board shall exercise its authority with due regard for the provision of adequate access to all of the lots in a subdivision by ways that will be safe and convenient for travel; for lessening congestion in such ways and in the adjacent public ways; for reducing danger to life and limb in the operation of motor vehicles; for securing safety in the case of fire, flood, panic and other emergencies; for insuring compliance with applicable provisions of the Concord Zoning Bylaw and the Wetlands Protection Act; for securing adequate provision for water, sewerage, drainage, underground utility service, police and fire protection and other requirements where necessary in a subdivision; for coordinating the ways in a subdivision with each other and with the public ways in neighboring subdivisions; and for preserving the special historical and rural character of Concord.
- Planning Board Fee Schedule (PDF)
- Planning Board Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
- Planning Board Procedures for Employment of Outside Consultants (PDF)
- Subdivision Rules Regulations 2007 (PDF)
- The Impacts of State Land Use Laws on Concord (PDF)
- West Concord Design Guidelines (PDF)
- Tree Preservation Bylaw Rules & Regulations 1-9-18
- Tree Preservation Bylaw 2017 (PDF)
- Planning Board Goals 2019- 2020