Planning and Zoning Commission

Meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 7 PM, usually in the Legislative Council Chambers, Memorial Town Hall, 2372 Whitney Avenue, unless otherwise noted. (please check the monthly agenda to verify the location)

2017 Meeting Schedule

Current Applications before the Commission


Mission Statement

The Planning and Zoning Commission is responsible for land use planning and coordinated development of the Town in accordance with the Town Charter, the Plan of Conservation and Development, and State Statutes. The Commission proposes plans and policies that guide the physical development of the town. The Commission rules on a wide variety of land use applications including special permits, site plans, subdivision plans, amendments to land-use regulations, and re-zoning requests.

The Commission is made up of nine members, with no more than five from any one political party. There are also three alternate commission members, with no more than two of any one political party. Appointment to the Commission is recommended by the Mayor, and must be approved by the Legislative Council. Members serve three year staggered terms.

Listing files in 'Planning and Zoning Commission'

Please note that under Connecticut General Statutes Commissioners are not allowed to discuss pending applications with members of the public.  If you wish to comment on an application, if it requires a Public Hearing  you may submit your comments care of the Planning and Zoning Department and/or come  to the relevant Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.  The Commission agendas indicate when Public Hearings are to be held. 

Current Members (Updated 12/5/16)

  • Paul Begemann   
  • Robert Cocchiaro  
  • Jennifer Cutrali  
  • Michele Mastropetre 
  • Brack Poitier (Chair)
  • Robert Roscow
  • Joel Mastroianni 
  • Joseph McDonagh
  • Robert Anastasio

Alternate Members

  • Frank LaDore 
  • Joseph Banks
  • Peter Reynolds
Link to the Planning and Zoning Department

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