Planning Board

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What We Do:


  • Develop, adopt a Master Plan and official map for the Town (M.G.L. Chapter 41, Section 81A);
  • Adopt subdivision rules & regulations for the Town, reviews preliminary and definitive subdivision plans (M.G.L. Chapter 40A, Section 81K-81GG);
  • Draft and submit zoning amendments for consideration by the Town for the Framingham Zoning By-law (M.G.L. 40A, Section 5);
  • Serves as a special permit granting authority for the Town; review of  site plans, public way access permits, and scenic road modifications (M.G.L. Chapter 40, Section 15C) applications; and
  • Acts as an adviser on other municipal land use regulations.
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*** IMPORTANT MESSAGE  – NEW AGENDA DEADLINES AS OF 2/03/2017 ***

Effective tomorrow, Friday, February 3, 2017, requests to be placed on the next available Planning Board agenda must be received by the preceding Friday at 3:00pm. This policy applies to requests for discussion as well as continuance requests.

Note: The deadline for Planning Board applications remains 3 weeks in advance to comply with legal advertising requirements.

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The Framingham Planning Board is comprised of five voting members who are elected for a staggered term of three years each:
Member Serving Since Term Expiration Precinct
Christine Long, Chair 2008 2017 2
Lewis Colten, Vice Chair 2013 2019 1
Victor Ortiz, Clerk 2013 2019 18
Thomas Mahoney 1999 2018 8
Stephanie Mercandetti 2012 2018 12