TO: Interested Parties
FROM: Northborough Planning Board
RE: 2019 Proposed Zoning Amendments
DATE: February 15, 2019
Article 32 revised at March 5, 2019 Public Hearing
The following information pertains to the March 5, 2019 public hearing advertisement and the proposed zoning amendments for the 2019 Annual Town Meeting.
Public Hearing Notice
In accordance with MGL Ch. 40A Sec. 5 the Northborough Planning Board will hold a public hearing on March 5, 2018 at 7:30pm at the Northborough Town Hall, 63 Main Street, Northborough MA for the purpose of seeking public opinion on proposed amendments to the following sections of the Northborough Zoning Bylaw (Chapter 7). Complete text of the proposed amendments is available at the Planning Department, Town Clerk’s office, and at www.town.northborough.ma.us.
Section 7-03-040 Special Permit, C. Criteria by deleting “shall” and replacing it with “may”.
Section 7-03-060 Design Review, E. Appointment of the Design Review Committee by amending composition of the Design Review Commission and adding three year terms.
Section 7-05-020 Classification of Uses, G. Business Uses, (1) Trade by adding definition for “temporary outdoor sales of holiday trees, wreaths, or similar horticultural products”.
Section 7-05-030, Table of Uses Table 1, Table of Uses, Part B. Commercial and Industrial Districts by adding “temporary outdoor sales of holiday horticultural products” as an allowed use in the business and industrial districts.
Section 7-08-020, Special permit required; A. nonconforming use, by deleting the text shown in strikethrough and adding the text shown underlined.
Section 7-09-040 Signs B. Definitions; D. Basic requirements; G. Signs in Business Districts; and H. Signs in Industrial District all relating to the addition of “electronic message center” with associated text.
Full text of the proposed amendments is available in the Town Clerk’s Office and Planning Department or click here to view.
Theresa Capobianco, Chairman
February 15, 2019 and February 22, 2019