Planning Board

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.
The Planning Board meets on the first Thursday of every month to review and approve commercial and residential developments; additional meetings scheduled as needed.

Important Notice for the November 5th Planning Board Meeting: 

Pursuant to Governor Baker’s March 12, 2020 Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, §18, and the Governor’s March 15, 2020 Order imposing strict limitations on the number of people that may gather in one place, this meeting of the Shrewsbury Planning Board will be conducted via remote participation to the greatest extent possible. For this meeting, members of the public who wish to listen or watch the meeting may do so by visiting Shrewsbury Media Connection.

To listen and participate in the public comment portion of this meeting, dial +1 443-607-2211 and enter the following PIN: 181 877 725#. Please mute your device until the Chair of the Planning Board addresses your agenda item or opens the meeting to public comment. 

Agendas & Minutes


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


  • Steven Boulay, Chair
    Term Expires June 30, 2022
  • Stephan M. Rodolakis, Vice Chair
    Term Expires June 30, 2025
  • 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, 2021

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

Annual Town Report 

Town Reports are archived on our website.  Please follow the link below for the most current Town Report, or for the full archive.
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