Proposed zoning amendments in the residential districts have been submitted to City Council. These changes reflect the ongoing conversation about modifying regulations to reflect the existing neighborhood districts surrounding Florence Center, downtown Northampton and neighborhoods in between. The official proposal for public hearing has been modified from the draft version that was distributed during the public forums in September 2012 to reflect comments, concerns and issues.
The proposed changes are available for viewing at www.northamptonma.gov/opd under "Hot Topics"
Northampton Public Hearing
Monday May 13, 2013
Council Chambers, 212 Main St, Northampton
Committee on Elections, Rules, Ordinances joint with Planning Board
Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendments to allow new housing based on historical neighborhood patterns in the following residentially zoned districts: URA including- combine use & dimension tables, changes to lot size, frontage, design/layout standards, open space, parking; URB and URC including- combine use & dimension tables, changes to lot size, frontage, setback, design/layout, open space, parking
Proposed Ordinance change to 6.8 to allow more than one principal structure on a lot, eliminate projections into setbacks.
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