Zoning Board of Appeals

 Overview

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) reviews applications for zoning relief in specific circumstances prescribed by the Zoning Ordinances where standard zoning controls would prevent certain uses or construction without review. Major home occupation special permits as well as commercial permits in the Neighborhood Business zone are reviewed by the ZBA as well as applications for variances. 

If you have questions or would like to discuss a potential application, please contact Dillon Maxfield.

Meetings

Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meetings are held the 4th Wednesday of every month. The Planning Department accepts new applications for projects pursuant to these Public Hearing Procedures (PDF).

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are posted to the website at least 48 hours prior to each meeting and usually by the Friday the week before the scheduled meeting. Minutes are available following approval of the Board; usually after the subsequent meeting. View the ZBA's recent agendas and minutes.

Current Applications, Agenda Items, and Recently Approved Decisions

The following applications are either currently under review by the Board in public meeting or are scheduled for an upcoming agenda:

40.5 Holyoke Street - The initial Public Hearing for this project will be held hybrid (virtual and in person) on February 28, 2024

126 Northampton Street - The initial Public Hearing for this project will be held hybrid (virtual and in person) on February 28, 2024

Members

  • John Atwater, Chair
  • Anthony Karella, Vice-Chair
  • Matthew Waugh
  • Steven Lytwyn
  • Lisa Jaffe
  • Timothy Garceau, Associate Member
  • Robert Ferris - Associate Member

Forms & Documents

Applications & Decisions - Completed