Planning Board


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.
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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.

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

Planning Board

Title Member Name Term Exp. Date
Chair Thomas Linnehan 9/1/2023
Member VACANT 9/1/2021
Member Richard Lockhart 9/1/2024
Member Robert Malavich 9/1/2020
Vice Chair Gerard Frechette 9/1/2021
Associate Member VACANT 9/1/2022
Associate Member Caleb T. Cheng 9/1/2024