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
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January 27, 2015 #318-14
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#272-09(4)
88 Crescent Street
556 Ward Street
143 Lincoln Street
39 Herrick Road
January 13, 2015 #443-14
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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