Planning Board Applications Under Review

his page provides information on applications to be reviewed by the Planning Board. Please Contact the Planning Department with any questions or for more information.

Large House Reviews

Large House Review was adopted by the Town to provide pre-construction and post-construction review of single family dwellings which meet the applicability standards set forth in Section 16D of the Zoning Bylaw.


LHR-21-01:  31 Elm Street

LHR-21-02:  206 Winding River Road

LHR-21-03:  128 Cliff Road

LHR-21-04:  62 Hampshire Road

LHR-11-01:  60 Royalston Road - Major Modification

64 Halsey Avenue

35 Rice Street

21 Windsor Road

15 Mayo Road

35 Carisbrooke Road - APPROVED February 4, 2021

37 Ravine Road -APPROVED February 1, 2021

Major Modification of previously approved project

46 Garden Road - APPROVED January 7, 2021

21 Greylock Road - APPROVED January 4, 2021

43 Whiting Road- APPROVED December 21, 2020

194 Pond Road- DENIED October 22, 2020

196 Pond Road- DENIED October 22, 2020

15 Pine Street- APPROVED September 21, 2020

5 Sabrina Farm Road- APPROVED September 8, 2020

81 Arnold Road- APPROVED August 3, 2020

Projects of Significant Impact

Outlined in Section 16A of the Zoning Bylaw, Projects of Significant Impact (PSIs) require a special permit issued by the Planning Board.

148 Weston Road - Wellesley Park

SPECIAL PERMIT granted August 19, 2020; filed on August 31, 2020; Appeal Period through September 21, 2020

Delanson Circle - Wellesley Square Residences

SPECIAL PERMIT granted November 2, 2020; filed on December 3, 2020; Appeal Period through January 2, 2021

Wellesley Country Club

SPECIAL PERMIT granted September 2, 2020; filed on September 9, 2020, Appeal Period through September 29, 2020

Hunnewell School

SPECIAL PERMIT granted January 4, 2021; Filed on January 12, 2021; Appeal Period through February 1, 2021

Residential Incentive Overlays

Outlined in Section 14F of the Zoning Bylaw, Residential Incentive Overlays (RIOs) provide a residential reuse incentive for a parcel or parcels greater than one acre located in close proximity to the Town’s commercial districts and public transportation.

148 Weston Road - Wellesley Park

Delanson Circle - Wellesley Square Residences

Lower Falls Village Commercial District

Outlined in Section 9B of the Zoning Bylaw, To establish a commercial zoning district for Lower Falls that allows for commercial reinvestment and improvements, while protecting the quality of the immediately surrounding residential neighborhoods.

29-35 Washington Street


Review of Adequacy

Outlined in Section 19 of the Zoning Bylaw, "Certification of the adequacy of a way by the Planning Board shall be required prior to the issuance of a building permit for: Construction of a new one or two-family dwelling; Reconstruction of a one or two-family dwelling in conjunction with removal of 50% or more of the existing building coverage (footprint); or Addition to a one or two-family dwelling where total building coverage (footprint) would be increased by 50% or more.

11 Caroline Street

Scenic Roads

194-196 Pond Road

APPROVED with conditions October 19, 2020

Subdivision &/or Approval Not Required