Planning Board Actions Taken 04/27/20

Planning Board Actions Taken 04/27/20

Agenda Items & Actions Taken (unofficial):

1. Administrative Items – None

2. Continued Public Hearing – Maspenock Woods (West Elm Street) – Maspenock Woods Realty Trust – Not Discussed, continued to June 1, 2020

3. Continued Public Hearing – Zoning Articles for Town Meeting – Proposed amendments to the Hopkinton Zoning Bylaw and Zoning Map, including:

  • Amend Article XXVII, Signs, Section 210-179, to allow for additional temporary signage for businesses determined to be affected by construction within a public right-of-way. – Discussed and continued to June 1, 2020
  • Establish the Commercial Solar Photovoltaic Overlay District and amend the Zoning Map to place all or a portion of the following parcels within the Commercial Solar Photovoltaic Overlay District, without affecting the underlying zoning of said parcels, as applicable. – Discussed and continued to June 1, 2020

4. Continued Public Hearing – Zoning Article for Town Meeting – Proposed amendments to the Hopkinton Zoning Bylaw and Zoning Map, including:

  • Establish a Commercial Solar Photovoltaic Overlay District and amend the Zoning Map to place all or a portion of the following parcels within this District without affecting the underlying zoning of said parcels, as applicable. – Discussed and continued to June 1, 2020

5. Continued Public Hearing – Zoning Article for Town Meeting (Citizen’s Petition) – Proposed amendment to the Hopkinton Zoning Bylaw, including:

  • Amend Article XIII, Garden Apartments in Residential Districts, Section 210-74.B.(11) and Article XIIIA, Village Housing in Residential Districts, Section 210-75.3.B.(11), to require the Town of Hopkinton be responsible for trash and recycling collection within the developments approved under these Articles. – Discussed and continued to June 1, 2020

Business to be considered by the Board at any time during the meeting:

  • Legacy Farms Road/East Main Street Traffic Light Status – Not discussed
  • Legacy Farms Fiscal Analysis – Not discussed
  • Growth Study Committee Update – Not discussed
  • Discussion regarding cul-de-sac length in OSLPD developments – Not discussed
  • OSLPD regulation change recommendations to ZAC – Not discussed
  • Master Plan Action Items – Not discussed
  • Lumber Street/West Main Street improvements – Not discussed
  • Legacy Farms North (Section formerly known as Rafferty Road) – Discussion about disrepair – Not discussed
  • Main Street Downtown Corridor update – Not discussed
  • Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness and Climate Change discussion – Not discussed
  • Future agenda items, correspondence – Not discussed

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