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Special Permits

From concept to completion the division oversees the special permit process required under Chapter 30 of the City Ordinances. This process applies to many different kinds of potential development from additions to small non-conforming structures to large commercial buildings.

The special permit process requires an application to the Board of Aldermen and a public hearing before the Land Use Committee of the Board of Aldermen with notification to abutters within 300 feet of the subject property.

Applicants are encouraged to confer with the Planning Department staff before filing a special permit application with the City Clerk's office.

The following are technical review memos prepared by the Planning & Development Department for the Board of Aldermen.  Click here to link to Aldermanic - Land Use Committee Information.

Development Review-High Interest Projects

Link to Board of Aldermen Special Permit Pages

Land Use Committee - 
Working Sessions

Land Use Committee - Public Hearings - 2015 (below)

Public Hearing Date Petition Location
June 23, 2015
#366-14
#19-15
#61-15(2)
#91-15
#92-15
#124-15 and (2)
143 Lincoln Street
283 Melrose Street
228 Wiswall Road
180 Needham Street
131 Charlesbank Road
2 Wells Avenue
June 16, 2015 #105-15
#121-15
#122-15
#123-15
#124-15 and (2)
#89-15
#93-15
329-331 Waltham Street
2-12 Windsor Road
1005 Centre Street
111-113 Adams Street
2 Wells Avenue
271-283 Auburn Street
339 River Street
June 2, 2015 #119-15 28 Austin Street
May 19, 2015 #430-14(3)    283 Melrose St
May 12, 2015 #65-15(2)
#89-15
#90-15
#91-15
#92-15
#93-15
20 Kingston Road
271-283 Auburn Street
158 Newtonville Avenue
180 Needham Street
131 Charlesbank Road
339 River Street
May 5, 2015 #76-15
#78-15
#366-14
#59-15
#63-15
34-36 Broadlawn Park
27 Waldorf Road
143 Lincoln Street
1765 Beacon Street
15 Holman Road
April 14, 2015 #45-15
#58-15
#59-15
#60-15
#62-15
#63-15
31 Farlow Road
13-15 Alden Place
1765 Beacon Street
86 Waban Hill Road
133 Waban Avenue
15 Holman Road
April 7, 2015 #18-15
#19-15
#57-15
#102-06(15)
17 Cushing Street
131-181 Needham Street
109 Essex Road
LaGrange Street
March 31, 2015 #40-15
#2-15
#366-14
95-97 Elm Street
300 Boylston Street
143 Lincoln Street
March 17, 2015 #366-14
#1-15
#38-15
#39-15
143 Lincoln Street
714 Beacon Street
38 Border Street
18, 22, 26 Goddard Street
March 10, 2015 #480-14(2)
#17-15
#233-07(2)
#37-15
#40-15
#41-15
283 Melrose Street
1446 Beacon Street
15-17 Weldon Road
49 Crafts Street
95-97 Elm Street
85 Erie Avenue
March 3, 2015 #19-15    
#18-15
#272-09(4)
#362-14
#360-14
131-181 Needham Street
17 Cushing Street
39 Herrick Road
556 Ward Street
112 Needham Street
February 10, 2015 #17-15
#18-15
1446 Beacon Street
17 Cushing Street
February 3, 2015 #360-14
#1-15
#2-15
#473-14
112 Needham Street
714 Beacon Street
300 Boylston Street
100 Evelyn Road
January 27, 2015 #318-14
#362-14
#366-14
#272-09(4)
88 Crescent Street
556 Ward Street
143 Lincoln Street
39 Herrick Road
January 13, 2015 #443-14
#472-14
#475-14
#474-14
#477-14
#478-14
#479-14
89 Erie Avenue
979 Watertown Street
665 Watertown Street
199 Boylston Street
15 Larchmont Avenue
1004 Centre Street
29 Kewadin Road
January 6, 2015 #318-14 88 Crescent Street