What if my project requires a public hearing?

You must apply for the appropriate permit in the Office of Planning & Sustainability by following these instructions.

Application deadline is generally 30 days prior to the public hearingStaff will not schedule a public hearing, however, until an application is complete with all the needed information so the application can potentially be acted on the same night. The Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, and the Conservation Commission generally meet second and fourth Thursdays. The Central Business Architecture Committee meets the first Tuesdays, and other boards as needed.

It is strongly urged that all applicants check with appropriate city staff before filing an application to ensure that all information and materials required to address the project are submitted with the application.

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1. How do I get a permit for new construction on my property?
2. What if my project requires a public hearing?
3. What type of permits are reviewed at public hearings?
4. How do I find out about projects in my neighborhood?
5. Where do I comment or ask questions about a project?
6. Who approves projects that require a public hearing?
7. How are decisions made and what happens after a public hearing?