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Welcome to the Planning Board!


The Lowell Planning Board reviews, endorses and implements the Comprehensive Master Plan of the City. The Planning Board administers and enforces the provisions and requirements of the Subdivision Control Law (M.G.L. chapter 41, Sections 81K - 81GG), provides site plan review to development projects as outlined in the zoning ordinance and Special Permit review to projects for which the zoning ordinance has defined the Board as the Special Permit granting authority. Additionally, the Board provides recommendations to the City Council regarding proposed zoning amendments and changes to the City’s zoning map.   Member details are available here at the City's new online Agenda and Meetings tool.  Also, please feel free to review rules and regulations of the Planning Board, along with the relevant statutes and ordinances here.


Planning Board meetings are held on the first (1st) and third (3rd) Mondays of each month (except during December, July, August, and Monday holidays). Notice of meetings is posted at least two days in advance of the meeting on the bulletin board outside of City Hall in the JFK Plaza, and on the City of Lowell's online Event Calendar.

Projects currently under review can be accessed here.

For meeting agendas and minutes click here.

For LTC (Lowell Telecommunications Corporation) public meeting recordings please click here.