Planning Board


  • 6:00 p.m.
  • Second Tuesday of the Month
  • Fitchburg Fire Department Community Room, 33 North Street, Fitchburg, MA

The Deadline to file paperwork to appear on any Planning Board agenda is always the Tuesday prior to the meeting, no later than 4:30 p.m.

Agendas & Minutes

View most recent agendas and minutes


  • Paula Caron, Chair
  • Paul Fontaine, Jr., Vice Chair
  • Alyne Butland
  • Laura O’Kane
  • Amanda Koeck
  • Peter Capodagli
  • Alex Lopez (Associate Member)


  • General planning efforts to improve the physical environment of the City
  • Making recommendations to the City Council on proposed revisions to the Zoning Ordinance
  • Proposing zoning amendments
  • Reviewing zoning amendments
  • Reviewing plans and proposals under the Special Permit provisions of the Fitchburg Zoning Ordinance and Chapter 40A and 41 section 81A of the Massachusetts General Laws


Per General Law Chapter 41 section 81A and Chapter 3 Article 1 section 3 of the City Code, the Planning Board consists of 7 volunteer residents. Each volunteer is appointed for a five year term. 

Additionally per the Fitchburg Zoning Ordnance (PDF) the board has two associate members. Volunteers are appointed by the Mayor, and subject to confirmation by the City Council.