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Proposed Zoning

This page contains the latest information regarding the proposed update to the Town’s Zoning By-Law. As many of you know, the Zoning Advisory Committee (ZAC) was formed in 2008 to review the existing Zoning By-Law in order to implement the goals and objectives of the Town’s Master Plan, as well as an overall diagnostic of the By-Law to ensure internal consistency, conformance with State and Federal laws, and improved clarity of language. The ZAC completed its work in Spring 2012.

The new, proposed Zoning By-Law will be presented to a Special Town Meeting in early 2013. Between now and that time a formal Public Hearing will take place over several dates coincident with meetings of the Planning Board (the first of these posted dates will be September 24, 2012).

For your reference please note the links below:

The final "Hearing Draft" of the new, proposed Zoning By-Law

The existing Zoning By-Law

A side-by-side comparative table of the two By-Law versions

Zoning Bylaw Review and Build-out Analysis 12-31-2012

For a history of the ZAC process, click below:

Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw Review and Update Project

Hearing Presentations:

Planning Board Meeting - November 28, 2012: to review Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) documents received 11/19/12.

MAPC Memo MAPC Information Needs Memo
Map 1: Zoning and Absolute
Development Constraints
Map 2: Developable Lands and Partial Constraints
Southborough Analysis Section Map Southborough Buildout Analysis
Route 9 Redevelopment Analysis (1) Route 9 Redevelopment Analysis (2)

Hearing Presentation - September 24, 2012

Other Project Materials:

White Paper on Proposed Southborough Zoning Bylaw October 29, 2012

Open Space Preservation Commission Comments

Open Space Preservation Commission Table

Conservation Commission Comments

Economic Development Team Presentation

Comments by Residents:

Sam Stivers Comments Sam Stivers Mark up of Proposed Bylaw
Stu Evans Karen Sokel and Rick Falconi
David Parry (1) David Parry (2)
David Parry (3) Ray Hokinson (1)
Ray Hokinson (2) Larry Cain (1)
Stephen Phillips Larry Cain (2)
Benjamin Stevens John Gobron
Karen Connell Mike and Jane Jackson


Questions may be addressed to the Town Planner. Thank you.


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