The Planning Board reviews building projects in the City through zoning and subdivision regulations and is charged with adopting comprehensive and study plans for the city.
The Planning Board generally meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. For Agendas, see www.northamptonma.gov/opd and click on Agendas and Minutes.
Mark Sullivan, Chair (term expires 2015)
Jennifer Dieringer, Vice Chair (term expires 2014)
Francis Johnson (term expires 2014)
Stephen Gilson (term expires 2016)
Debin Bruce (term expires 2017)
(term expired 2011)
John Lutz (term expires 2015)
Karla Youngblood, Associate Member (term expires 2017)
Ann DeWitt Brooks, Associate Member (term expires 2015)
All terms expire in March of the given year
Approved Plant List
Please see Planning board list of street trees at the end of list. Plus see the following information.
Index to invasives can be found at: A Guide to Invasive Plants in Massachusetts 2nd Edition (2008); or http://www.massnature.com/Plants/Invasives/invasiveplants.htm or http://www.mass.gov/agr/farmproducts/proposed_prohibited_plant_list_v12-12-05.htm
Street Tree List
Carolyn Misch, AICP, Senior Land Use Planner & Permits Manager
Planning & Sustainability
210 Main Street, Rm 11, City Hall
Northampton, MA 01060