Planning Board

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Meetings

  • 7 pm
  • 2nd and 4th Monday of every month
  • 26 Evergreen Street
    Kingston Town House
    Room 200
    Kingston, MA 02634

Appointments before the Planning Board are made through the Planning Office.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members

The Planning Board is comprised of five elected members each serving five-year terms and one appointed alternate member who serves a three-year term.

  • Thomas S. Bouchard, Sr., Chairman
    Term Ends: 2027
  • David W. Gavigan, Jr., Vice Chairman
    Term Ends: 2023
  • Joanne Cullen, Clerk
    Term Ends: 2024
  • Jonathan J. Barnett, Sr., Board Member
    Term Ends: 2026
  • Robert Gosselin, Jr., Board Member
    Term Ends: 2025
  • Richard E Kenney, Jr., Associate Board Member
  • Term Ends: 2024

Overview

The Kingston Planning Board reviews and approves site plans and subdivisions and acts as the Special Permit Granting Authority for particular uses in the Town of Kingston Zoning Bylaws. The Planning Office staffs the Planning Board and the MPIC and assists the Zoning Board of Appeals, Economic Development Commission, and the Historic Commission.

The Planning Office strives to provide timely and accurate information and guidance to constituents and decision-makers regarding Land Use, Housing, Economic Development, Natural and Cultural Resources, Open Space and Recreation, Public Services and Facilities, and Circulation and Transportation. Please reference Massachusetts General Law Chapter 959, Acts of 1977 for further information.

Planning, Zoning, Master Plan

  • To make a master or study plan
  • To make careful studies
  • To prepare plans of the resources, possibilities, and needs of the city or town
  • To report annually to the town meeting regarding the condition of the town
  • To review and submit a report regarding the layout, alteration. relocation or discontinuance of public ways

History

The Town of Kingston adopted Zoning Bylaws on December 6, 1954, and created a Planning Board on March 19, 1955. In 1995 Town Meeting created the Master Plan Committee to update the 1970 Master Plan. Upon adoption of the updated Plan in 1998 the Planning Board created the Master Plan Implementation Committee (MPIC) to implement the recommendations of the Plan.

Planning Board Schedule

  • January 10, 2022
  • January 24, 2022
  • February 14, 2022
  • February 28, 2022
  • March 14, 2022
  • March 28, 2022
  • April 11, 2022
  • April 25, 2022
  • May 9, 2022
  • May 23, 2022
  • June 13, 2022
  • June 27, 2022
  • July 11, 2022
  • July 25, 2022
  • August 8, 2022
  • August 22, 2022
  • September 12, 2022
  • September 26, 2022
  • October 10, 2022 (Holiday observed)
  • October 24, 2022
  • November 14, 2022
  • November 28, 2022
  • December 12, 2022
  • December 26, 2022 (Holiday observed)