Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Overview of the Zoning Ordinance Rewrite

Thank you to the Planning Department for giving the PHED Committee an excellent overview of the nearly completed Zoning Ordinance Rewrite. The presentation was appropriate for land use novices and experts alike, and it incorporated plenty of background and supplemental information, including an interactive map where you can see how proposed changes would affect your property. Check out the video archive of the meeting or just the Power Point presentation.

We expect the Planning Board to submit its final draft to the Council in May, and we have tentatively scheduled the public hearing for June 11. I’ll keep you posted on details and upcoming worksessions through my blog.

Over the years, the Zoning Code has become overly technical, contradictory in some places and difficult to understand. We aim to make the revised version more transparent, clear and consistent. I encourage you to weigh in as we make our way though this comprehensive project.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Once again, you have provided timely information for the public. Thank you for this blog!