Planning Board

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.

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General information regarding the appeals process can be found here.

Planning Board

Title Member Name Term Exp. Date
Chair Thomas Linnehan 9/1/2028
Vice Chair Gerard Frechette 9/1/2026
Member Richard Lockhart 9/1/2024
Member VACANT 9/1/2025
Member Caleb Cheng 9/1/2027
Associate Member Sinead Gallivan 9/1/2027
Associate Member Allison Dolan-Wilson 9/1/2027
Administrator Francesca Cigliano