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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 3, 2020

Jan 16, 2020


Feb 7, 2020

Feb 20, 2020


Mar 6, 2020

Mar 19, 2020


Apr 3, 2020

Apr 16, 2020


May 8, 2020

May 21, 2020


Jun 5, 2020

Jun 11, 2020


Jun 18, 2020


Jul 3, 2020Jul 16, 2020


Aug 7, 2020Aug 20, 2020


Sep 4, 2020Sep 24, 2020


Oct 2, 2020Oct 15, 2020


Oct 22, 2020


Nov 6, 2020

Nov 19, 2020


Dec 4, 2020

Dec 17, 2020

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.