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Planning Board Hearing: Proposed Zoning Amendments

Public Hearing Notice – Proposed Zoning Amendments
In accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 40A, §§ 5 and 11, the Groton Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, February 13, 2020, at 7:00 PM in the Town Hall, 173 Main Street, to consider the following proposed zoning amendments:
     ARTICLE To see if the Town will vote to amend the Code of the Town of Groton, Chapter 218 Zoning as follows:
1. In Section 218-25, Site Plan Review, by deleting Item (b) of
Paragraph C, Threshold of Review, Part (1) Minor site plan review, which reads as follows:
(1) Minor.
(b) Construction of an addition or any other alteration of up to 1,000 square feet gross floor area to an existing commercial, office, industrial, or institutional use, or structure for such use.
And by inserting in its place the following: (1) Minor.
(b) Construction of a new building, an addition, change of use, or any other alteration of up to 1,000 square feet gross floor area to an existing commercial, office, industrial, or institutional use, or structure for such use.
2. In Section 218-25, Site Plan Review, by deleting Items (a) and (b) of Paragraph C, Threshold of Review, Part (2) Major site plan review, which read as follows:
(2) Major.
(a) Construction, enlargement or alteration of a parking area resulting in six or more new parking spaces.
(b) Construction of a new building or an addition or any other alteration that exceeds 1,000 square feet of aggregate gross floor area which includes all floors of all buildings on the premises, to an existing commercial, office, industrial, or institutional use or structure.
And by inserting in their place the following: (2) Major
(a) Construction, enlargement, or change of use resulting in the construction or alteration of a parking area resulting in six or more new parking spaces.
(b) Construction of a new building or an addition, a change in use, or any other alteration that exceeds 1,000 square feet of aggregate gross floor area which includes all floors of all buildings on the premises, to an existing commercial, office, industrial, or institutional use or structure.
Or to take any other action relative thereto.
Copies of the proposed zoning amendments are on file in the Town Clerk’s office in the Town Hall. The Town of Groton does not discriminate on the basis of disability. Further, a signed translation of this public hearing will be provided for the hearing impaired upon request by contacting the ADA Coordinator at (978) 448-1105 at least one week prior to the hearing.
     GROTON PLANNING BOARD
     Russell Burke Chairman
     1/24/2020, 1/31/2020 D
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Public Hearing Notice – Proposed Zoning Amendment
In accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 40A, §§ 5 and 11, the Groton Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, February 13, 2020, at 7:05 PM in the Town Hall, 173 Main Street, to consider the following proposed zoning amendments:
ARTICLE To see if the Town will vote to recodify the Code of the Town of Groton, Chapter 218 Zoning according to the following Table of Contents:
Table of Contents
§ 218-1 General Provisions
§ 218-1.1 Authority and Title
§ 218-1.2 Purposes
§ 218-1.3 Basic Requirements
§218-2 Administration
§ 218-2.1 Enforcement
§ 218-2.2 Building Permits § 218-2.3 Special Permits § 218-2.4 Board of Appeals
§ 218-2.5 Site Plan Review § 218-2.6 Repetitive Petitions
§ 218-2.7 Violations and Penalties
§ 218-2.8 Amendment § 218-2.9 Effective Date § 218-2.10 Conflict of Laws and Validity
§ 218-2.11 Fees
§ 218-3 Definitions
§ 218-4 Zoning Districts. § 218-4.1 Classes of
Districts
§ 218-4.2 Intention of Districts
§ 218-4.3 Location of Districts
§ 218-4.4 Boundaries of Districts
§ 218-5 Use Regulations § 218-5.1 Basic
Requirements
§ 218-5.2 Schedule of Use Regulations
§ 218-5.3 Accessory Uses § 218-5.4 Special Use Considerations in Official Open-Space Districts
§ 218-5.5 Special Use Considerations in R-B, VCB, NB, GB and I Districts
§ 218-5.6 Conversion of Seasonal Residences
§ 218-5.7 Nonconformance
§ 218-5.8 Prohibited Uses
§ 218-6 Intensity Regulations § 218-6.1 Basic
Requirements
§ 218-6.2 Schedule of Intensity Regulations
§ 218-6.3 General Provisions
§ 218-6.4 Hammerhead Lots
§ 218-7 Overlay Districts § 218-7.1 Floodplain
District Regulations
§ 218-7.2 Water Resource Protection Overlay District
§ 218-7.3 Town Center Overlay District
§ 218-7.4 Recreational Overlay District
§ 218-8 General Regulations § 218-8.1 Off-Street Parking and Loading
§ 218-8.2 Off-Site Off- Street Parking
§ 218-8.3 Appearance
§ 218- 9 Special Residential Regulations
§ 218-9.1 Flexible Development
§ 218-9.2 Major Residential Development § 218-9.3 Multifamily Use § 218-9.4 Accessory Apartments
§ 218-10 Special Regulations § 218-10.1 Personal
Wireless Services Facilities
§ 218-10.2 Wind Energy Conversion Facility
§ 218-10.3 Large-Scale Ground-Mounted Solar Photovoltaic Facilities § 218-10.4 Marijuana Establishments
Or to take any other action relative thereto.
Copies of the proposed zoning amendments are on file in the Town Clerk’s office in the Town Hall. The Town of Groton does not discriminate on the basis of disability. Further, a signed translation of this public hearing will be provided for the hearing impaired upon request by contacting the ADA Coordinator at (978) 448-1105 at least one week prior to the hearing.
     GROTON PLANNING BOARD 
     Russell Burke Chairman
     1/24/2020, 1/31/2020 E

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