Planning Board

Click Here 3A/MBTA Zoning Initiative

Please note that as of February 2024, the TOD Parkway and MBTA Communities Zoning projects have been bifurcated.  TOD Parkway information has been relocated to the "Town Projects" webpage and zoning work relative to the 3A / MBTA Zoning Initiative will remain part of the Planning Board's webpage. 

Public Workshop

The Next Planning Board Meeting is 2/28/24

Planning Board Meeting Notice/Agenda

The Planning Board Meeting scheduled for 3/13/24 has been CANCELLED

On 3/20/2024 at 7:00 pm, there will be a TOD Parkway Public Forum  held at the Public Safety Building - 500A East Street - for the presentation of the roadway design to the Planning Board and the public 

Planning Board Pending Business List

2024 Planning Board Meeting Dates & Submission Deadlines

 *Click below on Project Folder tab to view submitted documents.

19 Knight Way Montessori School Ph.II Appeal of Planning Board Decision as submitted to Zoning Board of Appeals   Please see Zoning Board of Appeals page for information.

19 Knight Way Montessori School Ph.II - Approved

19 Knight Way Montessori School Ph. II Documents

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

About the Board

Appointments shall be made by the Select Board for terms of five-years such that no more than two terms shall expire in any one year.

The Planning Board shall act as the Town’s review clearinghouse for municipal project plans for all public ways, utilities, lands, buildings, and other public structures. The Planning Board shall consider a such plans, and report in writing to the referring agency, the Select Board, and the Town Manager. In addition, the Planning Board shall keep itself informed of and investigate and report upon any matter pertaining to the Comprehensive Plan. 

Capital Improvement Program

The Planning Board shall annually appoint two of its members to serve on the Capital Improvement Program Committee and shall annually appoint one of its members to serve on the Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District Commission. The Planning Board shall exercise all of the powers and duties of planning boards under Chapter 40A and Chapter 41 Section 81 of the General Laws, except the powers and duties of Park Commissioners. View Chapter 41-70, Planning board, creation, duties.


  • Joseph Cerretani, Chair
    December 31, 2025
  • Michael Feck
    December 31, 2025
  • Michael McClanahan
    December 31, 2026
  • Ralph Penney
    December, 31, 2027
  • Sharon Friedman, Clerk
    December 31, 2028
  • Beth Ashman-Collins
    December 31, 2024
  • Mark Corsillo                                          December 31, 2027
  • Sreelatha Allam, Associate
    December 31, 2028
  • James Turnbull, Associate
    December 31, 2024

Planning Board Appointments

A majority of the Board shall: 

  • Appoint subcommittees as may be constituted 
  • Appoint members to other committees as may be constituted or required (currently): 
    • Beth Ashman Collins – Capital Improvement Program Committee (Appointed September 13, 2023) 
    • Sharon Friedman – Capital Improvement Program Committee (Reappointed September 13, 2023) 
    • Sharon Friedman – Open Space and Recreation Committee (Reappointed April 12, 2023) 
    • Joseph Cerretani – Downtown Committee (Appointed August 9, 2023) 
  • Annually appoint one of its members to serve on the Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District Commission (currently): 
    • vacant