Planning Board

Applications and information about Application Fees may be found on the Planning Department's webpage. Copies of the current Zoning Bylaw, the Subdivision Rules and Regulations and the Development Review Guidebook may be purchased for a fee by visiting the Planning Board Office or you may download them from this webpage.

Agendas must be posted with the Town Clerk according to Massachusetts General Law. As a courtesy, the Planning Board Office may post the agendas and approved meeting minutes on the website.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Planning Board Office at (978)-352-5713.

Planning Board Updates:

Development Review Guidebook: The Planning Office has developed a comprehensive Development Review Guidebook for all local land use permitting in Georgetown. A copy of the final report is available in the Planning Office. In the fall of 2014 the Guidebook was updated: contact information for the different departments was changed as necessary and some scrivener's errors were edited.

Getting Ready for the 2016 Town Meeting: The Planning Board will focus on potential Warrant Articles for the upcoming Annual Town Meeting in May 2016. Public Hearings will begin this winter and continue through the spring of this year. Once determined, copies of Planning Board proposed Warrant Articles may be found at the Planning Board Office during the regular hours of operation of the Town Hall.

The Planning Board considered the following ANR plans in FY2015:



# of Lots


Status / Action

West Main Street #165



Plan of Land

Endorsed / October 23, 2013

The Planning Board considered following submitted applications in FY2014:





Filed / Status / Action

East Main Street #186

Georgetown Park and Recreation

Major Outdoor Rec. Facility

Special Permit

September, 2012 / Approved 2014

Tenney Street #124

Ford, Tom


Special Permit

July, 2013 / Approved /

September, 2013

East Main St #105

Hydraulics Plus, Inc.


Site Plan Approval

January, 2014 / Approved / March, 2014

Norino Way #6

Mirra, Co.


Mod to Approved Site Plan

January, 2014 / Approved / July, 2014

The Planning Board considered the following Subdivision Applications which were submitted in FY2014:

Subdivision #

Project Name

# of Lots/ Units


Filed / Status / Action


Turning Leaf


Lisa Lane

October, 2013 / Approved 2014


Jefferson Court


North Street

December, 2013 / Approved / May, 2014


OSRD Chaplin Hills


Chaplin Hills

March, 2014 / Withdrew / May, 2014

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
John Cashell Town Planner (978) 352-5713