Planning Board

Announcement: The scheduled Planning Board Meeting for December 26th has been rescheduled to December 19th due to the holiday. The meeting will be held at City Hall on the 3rd Floor Meeting Room. Please contact the Principal Planner for more information.



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

Application completeness will be determined by the Principal Planner. All required application materials MUST be submitted 20 days prior to meeting date. Please refer to 2023 Filing Deadlines for actual dates. 

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

2023 Meeting Materials

2023 Filing Deadlines

Agendas, Minutes & Decisions

View most recent agendas and minutes

Planning Board Decisions


  • Paula Caron, Chair
  • Paul Fontaine, Jr., Vice Chair
  • Alyne Butland
  • Amanda Koeck
  • Peter Capodagli
  • Alex Lopez
  • Tracy McGrath


  • 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.