Zoning Board of Appeals

​The Zoning Board of Appeals is seeking a new Associate member. If interested, please contact the Board of Selectmen's office.

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is the Special Permit Granting Authority for projects that do not meet the requirements of the Town’s zoning bylaw.

The ZBA’s function is to approve or deny requests for variances and special permits, and issue findings through the public hearing process by determining if the required criteria, as stated in the zoning bylaw, have been met.

The ZBA also administers the Comprehensive Permit process for affordable housing as set forth under M.G.L. Chapter 40B.

  1. Meeting Schedule
  2. Applications & Fees
  3. Bylaws

Appeal, Finding, 
Variance & Sign

February 13

   1/5/17            1/19/17

March 14

   2/3/17            2/17/17

April 4

 2/24/17            3/10/17

May 9

 3/31/17            4/14/17

June 13

   5/5/17            5/19/17

ZBA Meeting Information

Agendas, Agenda Documents, Minutes, and Meeting Videos can be found in the Meeting Portal.


ZBA decisions can be accessed by selecting the "Result" in the table below.

  1. 2017 ZBA
  2. 2017 Signs
  3. 2016 ZBA
  4. 2016 Signs




1st Hearing Decision Date

17-01 192 Irving St JC Auto Services Inc. Amendment  to Special Permit 11-19 to allow 2nd business 1/10/17 1/10/17 Granted
17-02 67 Willis Ave Fabio Homen Finding to reconstruct dwelling on nonconforming lot w/ insufficient area & frontage 1/10/17 1/10/17
17-03 37 Little Farms Rd Sirlei Evangeliota Variance for additions within required front & side setbacks 1/10/17 1/10/17 Granted
17-04 1 Nicholas Rd Richard Aronovitz Use Variance for a drive thru & Variance for more than one structure 1/10/17    
17-05 222 Walnut St Ekard Equipment Corp. Appeal determination that 2-family dwelling not allowed in R-1 district 1/10/17    
17-06 2 Clarks Hill Claraks Hill Corporate Center, LLC Use Variance to construct (3) 2-unit & (2) 3-unit condos in M district 1/10/17 1/10/17 Granted
17-07 750 Cochituate Rd The TJX Companies, Inc Variance for number of stories in M district 1/10/17 1/10/17 Granted
17-08 19 Flutie Pass BRE DDR Shoppers World, LLC Amendment to decision 16-15, Use Variance for mixed use in M district & Variance for height 1/10/17 1/10/17 Granted