The Boston Zoning Commission maintains and updates Boston's zoning code and serves as the legislative body for adoption of all Boston’s zoning regulations and amendments.
In order to fulfill that responsibility, the Commission meets on a regular basis to adopt map and text changes to the Code. Anyone may petition the Zoning Commission to adopt a map or text change. The Boston Planning & Development Agency (DPDA) typically petitions the Zoning Commission to adopt such changes after a public dialogue and planning process. After a petition is authorized by the BPDA Board, a public notice of a Zoning Commission hearing is advertised online, in the Boston Herald, and other local newspapers at least 20 days in prior to the hearing.
- Jeff Hampton