Planning Board


  • 6:00 p.m.
  • Fourth Tuesday of the Month

The deadline to submit materials to appear on any Planning Board Agenda is always the Wednesday prior to the meeting, no later than 4:30 p.m.

Submittal of an application by the Filing Deadline does NOT guarantee a place on the next agenda.

Applicants are advised to confirm meeting dates with Mike O'Hara 978-829-1891.

2022 Meeting Schedule & Deadlines

2023 Meeting Dates

2023 Filing Deadlines

Agendas & Minutes

View most recent agendas and minutes


  • Paula Caron, Chair
  • Paul Fontaine, Jr., Vice Chair
  • Alyne Butland
  • Laura O’Kane
  • Amanda Koeck
  • Peter Capodagli
  • Alex Lopez


  • General planning efforts to improve the physical environment of the City
  • Making recommendations to the City Council on proposed revisions to the Zoning Ordinance
  • Proposing zoning amendments
  • Reviewing zoning amendments
  • Reviewing plans and proposals under the Special Permit provisions of the Fitchburg Zoning Ordinance and Chapter 40A and 41 section 81A of the Massachusetts General Laws


Per General Law Chapter 41 section 81A and Chapter 3 Article 1 section 3 of the City Code, the Planning Board consists of 7 volunteer residents. Each volunteer is appointed for a five year term. 

Additionally per the Fitchburg Zoning Ordnance (PDF) the board has two associate members. Volunteers are appointed by the Mayor, and subject to confirmation by the City Council.