Zoning Board of Appeals

COVID-19 Notice: Lowell City Hall and all city offices are closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Per Governor Baker's executive order to waive certain open meeting law requirements, the Zoning Board is meeting virtually using the GoToMeeting platform. For the ways to access the specific meetings, please visit the agenda center or the Zoning Board projects page.

If you have any questions about current projects under review, please contact Francesca Cigliano (fcigliano@lowellma.gov / 978-674-1424) or Jared Alves (jalves@lowellma.gov / 978-674-1464).

Application Forms


Meetings


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.

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View most recent agendas and minutes.
 

Overview


The Lowell Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) was created under MGL Ch. 40A, Sec. 12 and carries out duties pursuant to MGL Ch. 40A, Sec. 14.

The ZBA hears applications for Variances from the Lowell Zoning Code (Ordinance), Special Permit requests where the Zoning Code designates the ZBA as the Special Permit Granting Authority and appeals of decisions by the Building Commissioner.

All requests are subject to the requirements enumerated in the Lowell Zoning Code.

For more information on the Planning Board, please feel free to review:

Zoning Board of Appeals

Title Member Name Term Exp. Date
Chair Gary Perrin 10/09/2023
Vice Chair Van Pech 09/13/2021
Clerk Sean Callahan 07/28/2021
Member Dennis McCarthy 09/12/2022
Member Mark Briere 02/25/2025
Associate Member George Procope 9/13/2021