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Planning Board

The City of Utica Planning Board is directly responsible for ensuring that growth and development within the City is accommodated in a manner that protects the health, safety and general welfare of the public.  In their review of development projects, the Planning Board must take into consideration numerous critical issues, such as economic development, environmental protection, transportation, aesthetics, property rights and community design.

The Planning Board has a number of duties and responsibilities, as provided in Section 2-29-45 of the City of Utica Zoning Ordinance.  Those duties include: site plan review, floodplain development review, issuance of curb cut variances, subdivision review and approval and Common Council recommendations on zoning amendments.

The Planning Board is comprised of five (5) members that are citizens of the City of Utica.  Planning Board members are appointed by the Mayor and serve no more than two consecutive five year terms.  The current list of Planning Board members include:

Fred Matrulli, Chairperson
Joseph Priore
Tony Colon
Joe Caruso
George Mitchell

The City of Utica Planning Board meets regularly on the third Thursday of every month at 4:30 PM in the Common Council chambers of City Hall.  Due to public notice requirements and the need for review of applications by other State and local agencies, there is a pre-filing deadline for all agendas.  The schedule of meeting dates and the deadline for filing applications for the 2020 calendar year is as follows:




Jan 8, 2021Jan 21, 2021VIEW
Feb 5, 2021Feb 18, 2021VIEW
Feb 26, 2021Mar 18, 2021VIEW
Mar 26, 2021Apr 15, 2021VIEW
Apr 30, 2021May 20, 2021VIEW
May 28, 2021Jun 17, 2021 VIEW
Jun 25, 2021Jul 15, 2021VIEW
Jul 30, 2021Aug 19, 2021VIEW
Aug 27, 2021Sep 16, 2021VIEW
Oct 1, 2021Oct 21, 2021VIEW
Oct 29, 2021Nov 18, 2021VIEW
Nov 26, 2021Dec 16, 2021VIEW

All applications that are subject to SEQRA must be submitted along with an Environmental Assessment Form (EAF) Part I and Part II that is completed by the applicant or their agent.  The EAF forms can be found at the NYS DEC website or a paper copy can be obtained in the Planning Board office.

If you have any questions regarding SEQRA please contact Principal Planner, Chris Lawrence by email at

Planning Board review is generally initiated through submission of the appropriate application.  Applicants, including property owners, architects/contractors and other interested parties, may access the necessary Planning Board application below.


For more information on the Planning Board, see our searchable City Code or contact us at 315-792-0181.

For more information, please reference our searchable City Code or contact the Department of Urban & Economic Development at (315) 792-0181.