Planning Board

Important Notice

Town Center Zoning District Public Hearing – April 2, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Pursuant to Governor Baker’s March 12, 2020 Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 20A, S18, and the Governor’s March 15, 2020 Order imposing strict limitations on the number of people that may gather in one place, the April 2, 2020 meeting of the Shrewsbury Planning Board will be conducted via remote participation to the greatest extent possible. 

Written and e-mailed comments are strongly encouraged and must be received by noon on April 2, 2020. Emails may be sent to elarson@shrewsburyma.gov or mailed to the Planning Board at 100 Maple Ave However, if you wish to call in to participate in the public comment portion of this public hearing, dial 1-413-597-8248 and enter the following PIN: 693 335 716#. PLEASE MUTE YOUR DEVICE until the Chair of the Board addresses this agenda item or opens the meeting to public comment. 

Members of the public who wish to listen or watch the meeting may do so by visiting shrewsburymediaconnection.org

The Planning Board is responsible for guiding development of land and growth within the Town of Shrewsbury. In accordance with the Zoning Bylaws, Subdivision Regulations, and professional guidance of various town departments.
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The Planning Board meets on the first Thursday of every month to review and approve commercial and residential developments; additional meetings scheduled as needed.


Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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If you wish to call in to participate in the public comment portion of the April 2nd meeting, dial 1-413-597-8248 and enter the following PIN: 693 335 716#. PLEASE MUTE YOUR DEVICE until the Chair of the Board opens the meeting to public comment.

Board Members


  • Steven Boulay, Chair
    Term Expires June 30, 2022
  • Stephan M. Rodolakis, Vice Chair
    Term Expires June 30, 2020
  • Joseph Thomas, Clerk
    Term Expires June 30, 2023

  • Melvin P. Gordon
    Term Expires June 30, 2021
  • Timothy M. Jarry
    Term Expires June 30, 2024
  • Purna Rao, Associate Member
    Term Expires June 30, 2020

About the Board



The Planning Board meets with prospective developers and works with developers on projects under construction to effect their completion. Under the auspices of the Board, subdivision, condominiums, and commercial projects, in the process of construction, are inspected for conformity to approved plans.

The Planning Board is required to make recommendations on all zoning amendments and has the authority to initiate zoning changes. If you have questions or would like additional information, please feel free to contact the Town Planner in the Planning and Economic Development Department.

The Planning Board consists of 5 members appointed by the Town Manager.

Related Documents

2020 Annual Town Meeting Articles

Annual Town Report 

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