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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 Wednesday 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 2016 calendar year is as follows:




Jan 6, 2017

Jan 18, 2017


Feb 3, 2017

Feb 15, 2017


Mar 3, 2017

Mar 15, 2017


Apr 7, 2017

Apr 19, 2017


May 5, 2017

May 17, 2017


Jun 2, 2017

Jun 14, 2017


Jul 7, 2017

Jul 19, 2017


Aug 4, 2017

Aug 16, 2017


Sep 1, 2017

Sep 13, 2017


Oct 6, 2017

Oct 18, 2017


Nov 3, 2017

Nov 15, 2017


Dec 1, 2017

Dec 13, 2017


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.

Should you have any questions regarding the Planning Board, please contact Department of Urban & Economic Development staff at (315) 792-0181.