Planning board joint hearing with Ordinance Committee Mar 11

Northampton Public Legal Notice

For Monday Mar 11, 2013




THE CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE ON ELECTION, RULES, ORDINANCES and PLANNING BOARD will conduct a joint public hearing in Council Chambers, 212 Main Street, Northampton on the following proposed zoning amendments:

6:30 p.m.

Ø  §350-3.4 and attachment 1.1 Rezone Watershed Protection Throughout the City


Ø  §350-3.4 Rezone Parcels on Easthampton Road from BP and SR to GI to Help Fulfill the Business Park Vision


Ø  §350-4.4 Language Regarding Home Occupation to be Consistent with Current “Home Business” Classification


Ø  §350j Water Supply Protection: Larger Accessory Structures Allowed, Addressing Mistakes in Attached Garage Setbacks, Relaxing Photovoltaic Structures


Ø  §350-11.2, 11.3, 11.4, and 11.6b Minimize Permit Review Also Add Recording Requirements


Ø  §350-10.1B Site Plans Approved with Special Permits be Recorded with the Decision


Ø  §350-9.3A New Non-Conforming Aspects to Already Existing Non-Conforming Single or Two Family Homes be Allowed by Special Permit Consistent with Recent Court Rulings on the Matter


Ø  §350-350a et seq. Increase Height Limits in Office/Industrial, General Industrial, and Central Business District by Five Feet, eliminate all references to SI remaining in text.


Ø  §350-7.7 General Advertising Signs (Billboards) May Not Be Reconstructed to Contain Electronic Technology. Clarify when billboards must be removed.


Other Agenda items (tentative):

The Planning Board will meet to discuss request for interpretation of permit condition requiring cross access easements prior to Certificate of Occupancy for Colvest Property at 327 King St.

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