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Posted on: March 4, 2019

[ARCHIVED] PLANNING BOARD: Town Meeting Warrant Articles


The Winchester Planning Board will hold a public hearing pursuant to MGL Chapter 40A, Section 5, to discuss proposed changes to the town’s zoning bylaws. Thirteen articles are proposed for the Spring Town Meeting of 2017 (1) DELETE Section from the Zoning Bylaw, thereby disbanding the Center Business District Review Subcommittee. (2) AMEND Section 10: DEFINITIONS of the Zoning Bylaw by altering the definition of FLOOR AREA to include all portions of a structure that have ceilings of 7’ or higher. (3) AMEND the trigger for Site Plan Review from a 15,000 square foot lot, to a 7,500 square foot lot in Section 9.5.1: Applicability subsection 2 of the Zoning Bylaw. (4) AMEND the Table of Dimensional Requirements from a by-right height of 45 feet to 40 feet in the GBD-1,2, and 3 zoning districts. (5) ADD a new Section 6.4 Inclusionary Housing to the Zoning Bylaw for the GBD-1,2, and 3 zoning districts. (6) AMEND Section in order to accommodate and account for rooftop elevator equipment. (7) AMEND Notes to the Table of Dimensional Requirements in the Zoning Bylaw, Section 4.1.2 (k). (8) AMEND Section, Height Exceedance in the Zoning Bylaw. (9) AMEND Section Utilities Plan, in the Zoning Bylaw. (10) AMEND Section 9.4.5 Plans, in the Zoning Bylaw. (11) AMEND Section 9.5.4 Application, in the Zoning Bylaw. (12) APPROPRIATE $45,000 from Free Cash for the purpose of finalizing the 2030 Master Plan.

The complete text relative to each of the proposed changes is available for inspection at the Town Clerk and the Town Planner’s Office at Winchester Town Hall located at 71 Mt. Vernon St, Winchester, MA during regular business hours. The public hearing for the

articles listed above will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 8:30pm. in the Board of Selectmen’s Room, Town Hall, 71 Mt. Vernon Street, Winchester, MA. For further information contact the Winchester Town Planner at 781-721-7160.

Diab Jerius, Winchester Planning Board

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