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Planning Board
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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, the first and third Thursday of each month
  • Kyrouz Auditorium, City Hall
    9 Dale Ave.
    Gloucester, MA 01930
  • 2020 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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Planning Board Staff 

To speak with the Planning Board's professional staff, please call 978-325-5235.



Phone Number

Commission Expiration

Richard Noonan, Chair  978-282-5555        February 14, 2022
Hank McCarl, Member  978-281-5269 February 14, 2023
Shawn Henry, Member 978-590-4869 February 14, 2022
Doug Cook, Member  978-281-2005 February 14, 2022
David Rosen Fulfilling Jonathan Pratt's unexpired term 617-821-7739 February 14, 2022
Jane Remsen, Member        February 14, 2023
Beverly Bookin, Member  978-879-4496 February 14, 2023

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
Road Improvement Plan Application
Road Improvement Plan Checklist

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