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Planning Board
Contact TypeContact Information
Staff
Director
Town Planner
Administrative Assistant
Address:
141 Keyes Road
First Floor
Concord, MA 01742
Phone:
(978) 318-3290
Fax:
(978) 318-3291
Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.



 
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Membership
Name
Title
John Canally
Chair
John Cratsley
Vice-Chair
Brooke Whiting Cash
Clerk
Scott Bates
 
Gary Kleiman
 
Robert Easton
 
Matt Johnson
 
Please contact the Planning Board via staff
by email or
postal mail c/o Department of Planning & Land Management,
141 Keyes Road, Concord, MA  01742

DATE POSTED:  1/21/16

TOWN OF CONCORD, MASSACHUSETTS
NOTICE OF MEETING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
(In accordance with M.G.L. Ch. 30A, §§18-25)

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

Concord Planning Board
2016 Town Meeting Zoning Bylaw Amendments, Historic District Boundary Amendment
& Demolition Review Bylaw
Public Hearing

On Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 7:00 p.m., the Concord Planning Board will hold a public hearing at the Town House Hearing Room located at 22 Monument Square, pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 40A, Section 5, concerning Zoning Bylaw amendments proposed under Articles 34 - 42, amendment to the Hubbardville Historic District Boundary under Article 33, and adoption of a Demolition Review Bylaw under Article 32.

Article 32
Demolition Review Bylaw – Replace the existing Demolition Delay Bylaw with a new Demolition Review Bylaw that allows the Town to impose a one year delay on demolition for significant historic structures built before 1941.

Article 33
Amend Historic Districts Boundary to add 368-374 Sudbury Rd to the Hubbardville Historic District.

Article 34
Combined Business/Residence Section 4.2.3.2 – Retain requirement for affordable units in a combined business/residence use when there are four or more residential units.

Article 35
Residential Uses Section 4.2.2.1 – Require any additions to create an additional dwelling unit in an existing structure be integral to and part of the existing building and share a common wall or floor.

Article 36
Planned Residential Development Section 10.2.3 Diversity of Dwelling Units - Prohibit the use of gross floor area as an element of diversity, require a mix in the style of units and require half of any affordable units granted as part of a density bonus be offered at the low income level.

Article 37
Site Plan Review for religious uses, educational uses, and child care facilities Section 11.8.7.1 – Include 3 additional criteria for evaluating a Site Plan.

Article 38
Zoning Map Section 2.2 & Zoning Map Interpretation Section 2.3.5 – Update the Flood Plain Conservancy District boundary as a result of a Letter Of Map Revision accepted by FEMA.

Article 39
Flood Plain Conservancy District Section 7.2.5.2 move to new Section 7.2.4.8 – Uses permitted without review by the Board – Remove the requirement for a Special Permit to do work in the District if FEMA has issued a Letter of Map Amendment, Letter of Map Revision or physical map revision that takes the area out of the 100-year floodplain.

Article 40
Agricultural Uses – Sections 4.1.2, 4.1.3, 5.3.4, 5.3.7, 5.3.8, 5.4.4, Table I Principal Use Regulations, Table II Accessory Use Regulations – Revise Sections dealing with agricultural uses based on changes to M.G.L. Ch. 40A, Sec. 3.

Article 41
Principal Use Regulations Table I Section 4.2.3 & Section 4.2.3.4 Combined Business/Residence & Table III Dimensional Regulations – Allow combined business/residence as an allowed use in the Limited Business District #2 (59 Walden St), increase the permitted building height from 25 ft. to 27.5 ft. and prohibit waivers to allow a building height of 40 ft.

Article 42
Maximum floor area ratio Section 6.2.13 & Nonconforming single and two family residential structures Section 7.1.5 & Table III Dimensional Regulations – Establish a maximum floor area ratio (FAR) for all residential zoning districts and allow a Special Permit to exceed the maximum FAR under certain conditions.

Planning Board Meeting Schedule 2016
(updated 12/23/15)
PLEASE NOTE:  Meetings start at 7:00 p.m. in the First Floor Meeting Room
at 141 Keyes Road unless otherwise noted*

1/12/16
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
1/26/16
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
2/9/16**
Public Hearing for Town Meeting
** snow date is 2/11/16
7:00 p.m.
Town House*
22 Monument Square
2/23/16
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
3/8/16
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
3/22/16
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
3/29/16
(if necessary)
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
4/12/16
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
4/26/16
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
5/10/16
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
5/24/16
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
6/7/16
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
6/21/16
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
7/12/16
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
7/26/16
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
8/9/16
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
8/23/16
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
9/13/16
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
9/27/16
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
10/4/16
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
10/25/16
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
11/15/16
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
11/29/16
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road
12/13/16
7:00 p.m.
First Floor Meeting Room
141 Keyes Road

Planning Board Charge

The Planning Board consists of seven members, appointed for five-year, staggered terms by the Selectmen. By reason of Chapter 40A, all decisions as special permit granting authority shall require a two-thirds vote.

It shall be the duty of the Planning Board to investigate all petitions calling for a variation, modification, change, or extension of use under the Zoning Bylaw and to report its recommendations thereon to the Board of Appeals.

It shall be the duty of the Planning Board to conduct investigations respecting proposed amendments to the Zoning Bylaw appearing in the Warrant for any Town Meeting, and to present its recommendations to the Town for consideration at such Town Meeting. The Board of Selectmen shall cause the Planning Board to be notified of all such proposed amendments.

Subdivision Rules and Regulations set forth the Planning Board's procedures and standards to be followed in the subdivision of land and the construction of ways. The Concord Planning Board is authorized under the General Laws of Massachusetts to regulate the laying out and construction of ways in subdivisions to insure the safety, convenience and welfare of present and future inhabitants of Concord. The Board shall exercise its authority with due regard for the provision of adequate access to all of the lots in a subdivision by ways that will be safe and convenient for travel; for lessening congestion in such ways and in the adjacent public ways; for reducing danger to life and limb in the operation of motor vehicles; for securing safety in the case of fire, flood, panic and other emergencies; for insuring compliance with applicable provisions of the Concord Zoning Bylaw and the Wetlands Protection Act; for securing adequate provision for water, sewerage, drainage, underground utility service, police and fire protection and other requirements where necessary in a subdivision; for coordinating the ways in a subdivision with each other and with the public ways in neighboring subdivisions; and for preserving the special historical and rural character of Concord.






 
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