Planning Board Actions Taken 08/10/20

Planning Board Actions Taken 08/10/20

Agenda Items & Actions Taken (unofficial):

1. Administrative Items

a. Zoning Articles for Town Meeting All approved unanimously.

  • Amend Article XIX, Nonconforming Lots, Uses and Structures, Section 210-128, to allow for a waiver issued by the Zoning Enforcement Officer for certain uses that do not alter the footprint or overall height of a pre-existing nonconforming structure.
  • Modify Article XVI, Wireless Telecommunications Facilities, in order to bring the regulations current with Federal wireless telecommunications regulations.
  • iii. Modify Article XVIII, Supplementary Regulations, Section 210-126, to remove the requirement that occupants of Accessory Dwelling Units be family “related by blood, marriage or adoption”, to remove the requirement for an interior connection, and to remove the age-restricted provision.
  • Modify Article VIA, Downtown Business (BD) District, Section 210-20.3, to remove “car washes” as a use allowed by Special Permit.
  • Amend Article VIIIA, Industrial B (IB) District, Section 210-37.9, to correct the numbering so as to be consistent with the rest of the Zoning Bylaw.

b. Board Appointments

  • Zoning Advisory Committee – Mary Larson-Marlowe, Jim Ciriello, Madhumitha Chandrasekar appointed – one open seat remains.
  • Design Review Board – Jeanette Thomson, Jeffrey Doherty, Deb Fein-Brug, Sue-Ellen Stoddard, Ria McNamara, Amy Ritterbusch (alternate), and Greg Maze (alternate) appointed.
  • Growth Committee vacancy at a future meeting the Planning Board to fill seat vacated by Amy Ritterbusch who has moved roles to Select Board Liaison
  • Open position on the Planning Board will be filled at a joint meeting with the Select Board on Tuesday, August 18 at 6:25 PM

c. Master Plan Implementation/Action Items – assigned action items and continued to September 28th

2. Approval Not Required – Leonard Street – Wall Street Development Corp. Proposal to subdivide three lots on Leonard Street. Withdrawn without prejudice

3. Continued Public Hearings – Bucklin St. & Leonard St. – 1) Stormwater Management Permit; 2) Petition to Construct a Paper Street – Wall Street Development Corp. Proposal to construct a paper street entitled “Bucklin Street”; Proposal to construct four (4) single-family homes with driveways, utilities and associated grading. A stormwater management permit is required because the project will result in land disturbance of one acre or more and it is not a “subdivision.” Continued to September 28th

Materials for this Meeting:


Related News Articles:

Read “Leonard Street development plan to be resubmitted after snag with Planning Board” on the Hopkinton Independent’s website.

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