Public Hearing: 2/23/2010 - Proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendments

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Public Hearing: 2/23/2010 - Proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendments

Postby Maria Lajoie » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:19 am

Notice of Planning Board Public Hearing
Relative to
Proposed Zoning By-law Amendments
Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 40A, § 5

The Planning Board of the Town of Douglas will hold a public hearing to discuss proposed amendments to the Town’s Zoning Bylaws. The Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2010, at 7:30pm in the Community Meeting Room, 29 Depot Street, Douglas, MA.

The subject matter of the proposed amendments is indicated below. A copy of the proposed amendments is available for viewing in the Community Development Department during regular business hours within the Douglas Municipal Center, 29 Depot Street, Douglas, MA.

The changes to the Town of Douglas Zoning Bylaws primarily of the following revisions:

Section 9.4 (Site Plan Review), Section 5.1 (Off-Street Parking Regulations), Section 5.2 (Loading Requirements) and Section 5.3 (General Landscaping Requirements). Transfer Site Plan Review Authority from Zoning Board of Appeals to Planning Board:
To designate the Planning Board as the Special Permit Granting Authority by replacing the text “Board of Appeals” with “Planning Board” in all of the aforementioned Sections of the Douglas Zoning Bylaws.
Furthermore, by allowing Site Plan Review decisions to be appealed to the Zoning Board of Appeals, and to revise the Board review time from 60 days from submittal to 90 days from the date of the public hearing.

Any person interested or wishing to be heard should appear at the time and place designated.

Linda Brown
Chairwoman
Douglas Planning Board
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