Planning Board

Service RequestWe will hold a public hearing about an overlay district to comply with the state multifamily-housing mandate from 10:30 AM to noon on Saturday 24 February in the library's Brenner Room. In the meantime, you can send your comments to planningboard@rockportma.gov.

Zoning Map and Zoning Bylaw Amendments to be considered at the February 24 Public Hearing

Draft Map Changes for MCMOD (PDF)

MCMOD final 2 14 2024 (PDF)

TOVOD bylaw amendments (PDF)


On 16 January we held the second of two listening sessions about an overlay district to comply with the state multifamily-housing mandate. Here are the updated presentation slidesYou can view a video recording embedded below.


On 14 December we held the first of two listening sessions about an overlay district to comply with the state multifamily-housing mandate. You can view a video recording embedded below, or listen to an audio recording along with the presentation slides. For more details read the Bohler memo mentioned in the session.

Meetings

1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:30 PM on Zoom

Members

NameTerm
Jason L. Shaw, Chair2024
Tom Mikus, Vice Chair2025
Harry Korslund, Member2026
Peter Kuttner, Member2025
Robert Simmons, Member2026
Denise Donnelly, Select Board LiaisonAnnual


Mission

The Planning Board studies the resources and needs of the Town, particularly conditions affecting public welfare and safety related to land use and development. It has total responsibility for all subdivisions, for the administration of the subdivision bylaw, and for oversight of land reallocations, protection of wetlands and watersheds, and review of site plans required by the town's zoning bylaws. and the associated zoning map. The Board has the primary responsibility for the writing of zoning bylaws, which must be approved by the Town Meeting.

People

Rockport's Planning Board consists of five elected officials, each elected for a three-year term. The table above shows the current board members and their roles. Mary Bourguignon is the Board's Administrative Assistant.

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