Planning Board

COVID-19 Notice: 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 Planning Board is meeting virtually using the Zoom platform. For the ways to access specific meetings, please visit the agenda center or the Planning Board projects page.

Application Forms


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.



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 Caleb T. Cheng 9/1/2022
Member Richard Lockhart 9/1/2024
Member Robert Malavich 9/1/2025
Vice Chair Gerard Frechette 9/1/2026
Associate Member VACANT 9/1/2024
Associate Member Sinead Gallivan 9/1/2022
Administrator Francesca Cigliano