Planning Board

COVID-19 UPDATE - Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Town is holding board meetings virtually for the foreseeable future, including virtual public hearings. Please contact the Planning Board Office Staff for more information on virtual meetings. 


  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, approximately every 2-3 weeks
  • Town Hall
    41 Highland Avenue
    Cohasset, MA 02025
The meeting schedule is subject to change as necessary. It is a recommended to contact the Planning Office to confirm the time of a particular hearing that you may be of particular interest to you.

ll meetings are being held virtually for the foreseeable future. 

All Planning Board Meetings are open to the public.

Agendas & Minutes

Meeting agendas are posted on the first floor of the Town Hall 48 business hours before each meeting, Agendas are also posted to the Town's website. Meeting minutes are available on this website and archive copies are available for a nominal charge by calling the Planning Board.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


  • Thomas Callahan, Chair 
    Position Type: Elected
    Term: 5 Years
    Expires: May 31, 2025 
  • Amy Glasmeier, Vice-Chair
    Position Type: Elected 
    Term: 5 Years 
    Expires: May 31, 2023
  • VACANCY , Member
    Position Type: Elected
    Term: 2 years of 5 year term unfulfilled as of June 1, 2022
    Expires: May 31, 2024
  • Clark H. Brewer , Member
    Position Type: Elected
    Term: 5 Years
    Expires: May 31, 2026
  • Deirdre Hobson, Member
    Position Type: Elected
    Term: 5 Years 
    Expires: May 31, 2027 
  • Kevin Heine, Associate Member 
    Position Type: Elected 
    Term: 3 Years 
    Expires: May 31, 2027 
The Planning Board consists of 5 members, with 1 member elected each year for a 5-year term, and 1 associate member elected for a 3-year term. The Planning Board elects from among its members, a Chair, a Vice Chair, and a Clerk.

Mission Statement of the Planning Board
  • The Planning Board is focused on protecting and enhancing environmental, economic, and social quality of life in the community, for its residents and visitors alike. By facilitating and implementing appropriate planning initiatives and regulations aimed at preserving and protecting Cohasset, we ensure a solid foundation and a optimistic direction for the future.

Responsibilities of the Planning Board

  • Studying the needs and potential of the Town, and when necessary, prepare plans to meet those needs and potentials. This includes writing, reviewing, updating, conducting public hearings, editing and publishing the Master Plan, and the official town map.
  • Drafting, conducting public hearings and submitting zoning amendments and recommendations for consideration at Town Meetings
  • Administration of the Subdivision Control Laws in accordance with Chapter 41, Section 81K - 81GG of the Massachusetts General Laws, including reviewing and conducting public hearings for all preliminary and definitive subdivision filings and Form A - Approval Not Required (ANR) Applications, and rendering decisions regarding those filings
  • Reviewing, conducting public hearings and rendering decisions for Large House Plan Review, Site Plan Review, Scenic Road Work Permits, and Special Permit filings
  • Review and rendering decisions for Common Driveway applications
  • Other duties and responsibilities as imposed upon it by Chapter 40A and Sections 81A - J of Chapter 41 of the Massachusetts General Laws