Zoning Commission

The Boston Zoning Commission maintains and updates Boston's zoning code. In order to fulfill that responsibility, the Commission meets on a regular basis to adopt map and text changes to the Code.  Anyone may petition the Zoning Commission to adopt a map or text change. The Boston Planning & Development Agency typically petitions the Zoning Commission to adopt such changes after a public dialogue and planning process. After a petition is authorized by the BPDA Board, a public notice of a Zoning Commission hearing is advertised online, in the Boston Herald, and other local newspapers at least 20 days in prior to the hearing.

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Boston Zoning Commission
Name Organization Membership Expires
Mr. David Marr Building Trade Employers' Association May 1, 2017
Mr. Robert L. Fondren, Chairman Boston Society of Architects Expired
Mr. Jay Hurley Greater Boston Massachusetts Labor Council AFL-CIO May 1, 2019
Ms. Jane Cooper Brayton Neighborhood Representative – Blackstone/Franklin Square Neighborhood May 1, 2019
Ms. Joanne Keith Mount Pleasant, Vine, and Forest Street Neighborhood Association October 1, 2018
Ms. Annaise Foureau Mayor's Selection May 1, 2018
Mr. Michael DiMella  Greater Boston Real Estate Board November 1, 2017
Mr. Michael Nichols Audubon Circle Neighborhood Association October 1, 2018
Ms. Jill Hatton Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Expired
Ms. Catherine McDonnell Mayor’s Selection November 1, 2018
Mr. John M. Arroyo Mayor’s Selection May 1, 2019