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This is the website for the City of Boston’s new Planning Department, which launched on July 1. The staff and many responsibilities of the Boston Planning & Development Agency have moved to the Planning Department of the City of Boston including planning & zoning, urban design, development review, and real estate divisions. Please excuse any misalignment you may see on our site as we transition to the City. Learn more

What is the Zoning Commission?

The Boston Zoning Commission (BZC) is an appointed body that maintains and updates Boston's zoning code. The BZC meets monthly to consider petitions to change the Code. In addition to adopting map and text changes, the BZC also considers applications for special zoning designations such as Planned Development Areas (PDAs) and Institutional Master Plans (IMPs).

Anyone may petition the Zoning Commission to adopt a change to the zoning code. In this event, staff write a report with a recommendation to BZC. The BPDA Board, via Planning Department staff, may also petition the Zoning Commission to adopt changes after a public dialogue and planning process.

Participating in Hearings

Zoning Commission meetings are public hearings. The public can participate in hearings by offering written comments ahead of time or by attending Zoom meetings and verbally offering public comment. Written comments can be submitted by email to [email protected] or by post to 1 City Hall Square, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02201.

Hearings are usually held on the first Wednesday of each month. Links to register for Zoom hearings as well as hearing agendas can be found by clicking on the hearing dates.

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Upcoming Hearings

View all upcoming Zoning Commission Hearings

Wed

07

Aug

CANCELLED: Zoning Commission Hearing 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

LOCATION: Virtual Meeting

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Wed

14

Aug

Zoning Commission Hearing 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

LOCATION: Virtual Meeting

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Wed

04

Sep

Zoning Commission Hearing 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

LOCATION: Virtual Meeting

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Past Hearings

Wed

17

Jul

Zoning Commission Hearing 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

LOCATION: Virtual Meeting

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Wed

10

Jul

CANCELLED: Zoning Commission Hearing 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

LOCATION: Virtual Meeting

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Wed

12

Jun

Zoning Commission Hearing 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

LOCATION: Virtual Meeting

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Documents Archived by Year

2024

June 12, 2024

May 22, 2024

May 8, 2024

April 24, 2024

April 17, 2024

March 20, 2024

February 28, 2024

February 14, 2024

January 17, 2024

January 10, 2024

2023

December 13, 2023

November 8, 2023

October 18, 2023

October 11, 2023

September 13, 2023

August 09, 2023

July 12, 2023

June 7, 2023

April 12, 2023

March 29, 2023

March 8, 2023

POSTPONED - March 1, 2023

January 11, 2023

2022

December 14, 2022

November 9, 2022

October 12, 2022

August 10, 2022

July 13, 2022

June 8, 2022

May 11, 2022

April 6, 2022

February 9, 2022

January 12, 2022

2021

December 15, 2021

November 10, 2021

October 13, 2021

September 22, 2021

August 11, 2021

July 14, 2021

June 9, 2021

March 10, 2021

Febuary 10, 2021

January 13, 2021

2020

December 9, 2020

October 21, 2020

June 10, 2020

May 13, 2020

March 11, 2020

Febuary 12, 2020

January 8, 2020

2019

December 11, 2019

November 13, 2019

October 9, 2019

September 11, 2019

August 7, 2019

July 17, 2019

May 8, 2019

April 10, 2019

March 27, 2019

2018

December 12, 2018

November 7, 2018

October 10, 2018

September 12, 2018

August 8, 2018

July 11, 2018

June 13, 2018

May 9, 2018

April 11, 2018

March 7, 2018

Febuary 7, 2018

January 10, 2018

2017

December 13, 2017

September 6, 2017

August 1, 2017

July 12, 2017

June 14, 2017

April 12, 2017

March 8, 2017

2016

December 14, 2016

November 16, 2016

September 7, 2016

July 13, 2016

2014

July 23, 2014

June 11, 2014

May 14, 2014

April 9, 2014

January 8, 2014

2013

December 11, 2013

November 20, 2013

Boston Zoning Commission Membership List

For more information, please contact [email protected].

Boston Zoning Commission Membership List as of May 21, 2024
Name Nominating Organization Appointment Expiration
Mr. David Marr Building Trade Employers' Association May 1, 2020
Ricardo Austrich Boston Society of Landscape Architects May 1, 2026
Mr. Jay Hurley, Chairman Greater Boston Massachusetts Labor Council AFL-CIO May 1, 2019
Ms. Aisha Miller Neighborhood Representative May 1, 2026
Ms. Nakeeda Burns Neighborhood Representative October 26, 2026
Ms. Midori Morikawa Homeowner May 1, 2026
Mr. Michael DiMella  Greater Boston Real Estate Board November 1, 2020
Mr. Michael Nichols Audubon Circle Neighborhood Association October 1, 2021
Ms. Jill Hatton Mayor’s Selection May 1, 2021
Mr. Drew Leff Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce May 1, 2021
Mr. John M. Arroyo Mayor’s Selection May 1, 2022

Language Access

Interpreting services are available to communicate the information at these meetings at no additional cost to you. If you require translation services, please contact the following: [email protected]. Please request interpreting services no later than 5 days before the meeting date.

Se encuentra disponible el servicio gratuito de interpretación de la información brindada en estas reuniones.Si necesita servicios de traducción, contáctese con: [email protected]. Por favor, solicite los servicios de interpretación a más tardar 5 días antes de la fecha de la reunión.

Sèvis entèpretasyon ki disponib pou kominike enfòmasyon yo nan reyinyon sa yo san okenn frè anplis pou ou. Si ou bezwen sèvis tradiksyon, pri tan kontak: [email protected]. Tanpri mande sèvis entèpretasyon an5 jou pou pita anvan dat reyinyon an.

Os serviços de interpretação estão disponíveis para comunicar a informação nestas reuniõessem custos adicionais para si. Se necessitar de serviços de tradução, favor entrar em contacto com: [email protected]. Por favor, solicite serviços de interpretação o mais tardar 5 dias antes da data da reunião.

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