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Planning Board
The Planning Board, authorized and formed pursuant to MGL Chapter 41, sections 81-A-81J, is the city's primary agency responsible for the establishment of planning and community development policies. In addition to statutory responsibilities, the Planning Board formulates policies which guide land use and the development of municipal facilities, educates the public and other multi-member bodies with respect to those policies and, with the cooperation of the Community Development Department, studies issues or projects related to the development of the city.

  • 6:00 pm * note new starting time
  • Generally, First and Third Thursday of each month
  • Kyrouz Auditorium, City Hall
    9 Dale Ave.
    Gloucester, MA 01930
  • 2017 Meeting Schedule 

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to Planning Board meetings.
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Meeting results are also available following approval.
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Phone Number

Commission Expiration

Richard Noonan, Chair  (978) 282-5555        February 14, 2022
Mary R. Black, Vice-Chair  (978) 281-5689 February 14, 2020
Shawn Henry, Member February 12, 2019
Hank McCarl, Member  (978) 281-5269 February 14, 2020
Doug Cook, Member February 14, 2020
Joseph M. Orlando, Member          (978) 283-8100 February 14, 2021
Kenneth Hecht, Member   February 14, 2020

Documents and Applications
Subdivision Rules and Regulations
Subdivision (Form C) Application
Approval Not Required (ANR) Application
Approval Not Required (ANR) Application Checklist
Site Plan Review Ordinance
Site Plan Review Application
Common Driveway Application
Pork Chop Lot Application

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