Zoning Board of Appeals
John J. McNicholas, Chair
William McNiff, Member
Michael W. Whitcher, Member
Charles H. Peck, Associate Member
Jared Spinelli, Associate Member
Jared Gustavson, Associate Member
The Board of Appeals for Zoning (ZBA), as defined by Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A, consists of three members and three associate members, who participate in hearings if regular members are absent. One member is appointed by the Selectmen annually for a three-year term.
The Board of Appeals reviews questions which concern the Zoning Bylaws and the Building Code. A property owner denied a permit or wishing to contest a decision of the Building Inspector may bring an appeal to the Board. A public hearing is held at which abutters and/or other interested parties may speak on the issue. Decisions of the ZBA are final unless the petitioner takes the matter to the Superior Court. The Building Inspector has authority to enforce decisions of the Board of Appeals.
The Zoning Bylaw of the Town, in many instances, states that a certain usage of land or a building is permitted within a given zoned area "with the approval of the Board of Appeals." Under certain conditions a resident may operate a business from home with the approval of the Board of Appeals.
ZBA Application & Rules and Regulations: HERE
1. Please make contact with the Building Commissioner for review of your zoning relief request.
2. Please contact the Town Planner for information on the meeting schedule and agenda availability
3. Please contact the Board of Health as early in the process as possible if your project meets the following criteria:
The construction, extension, or alteration of any subdivision or of any structure or project requiring site plan approval, or a special permit in the Flood Plain, Watershed Protection, or Aquifer Protection Districts.
Getting a stormwater approval from the Board of Health before ZBA will reduce duplication of consultant review fees.
Public Hearing Protocols
Projects Under Review:
December 12, 2018
December 13, 2018
January 9, 2019
February 13, 2019
March 13, 2019
April 10, 2019
May 8, 2019
June 12, 2019
July 10, 2019
August 14 2019
September 11, 2019
October 9, 2019
November 13, 2019
December 11, 2019
Dale Street 40B, Medfield Meadows LLC
View the ZBA application, plans, documents in the Document Center
Application Received 11/14/18
Public Hearing #1 12/13/18 at 7 pm at Medfield Town House, Second Floor Meeting Room
Public Hearing #2 01/10/19 at 7 pm at Medfield Town House, Second Floor Meeting Room
Public Hearing #3 02/13/19 at 7 pm at Medfield Town House, Second Floor Meeting Room (CONTINUANCE REQUESTED)
Public Hearing #4 03/14/19 at 7 pm at Medfield Town House, Second Floor Meeting Room
Public Hearing #5 04/22/19 at 7 pm at Medfield Town House, Second Floor Meeting Room
LCB - 353, 355, 361 and 363A Main Street
View the LCB file (ZBA and Planning Board applications, plans, documents) in the Document Center
2/28/18 - LCB, Main Street, Continuance Request
5/23/18 - LCB, Main Street, Submission
6/27/18 - LCB, Main Street, ZBA Decision
Appeal of ZBA decision filed in Land Court.