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
Mr. David Marr Building Trade Employers' Association
Mr. Robert L. Fondren, Chairman Boston Society of Architects
Mr. Jay Hurley Greater Boston Massachusetts Labor Council AFL-CIO
Ms. Jane Cooper Brayton Neighborhood Representative – Blackstone/Franklin Square Neighborhood
Mr. Michael Miles Neighborhood Representative – Roxbury Strategic Master Plan Oversight Committee
Mr. James C. Clark, Vice-Chairman Mayor's Selection - Homeowner
Jared Wollaston Greater Boston Real Estate Board
Ms. Olivia Waishek Neighborhood Representative – West Roxbury Civic and Improvement Association
Ms. Jill Hatton Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
Mr. John McDonnell Mayor’s Selection
Mr. John M. Arroyo Mayor’s Selection