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Planning Board Meeting Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 7:00 PM


Meeting Packet Link

REVISED 2/25/2020
Call to Order: 7:00 pm
Chair to announce that meeting is recorded by Westwood Media Center and explain meeting procedures. 

1.  174 University Avenue, University Station. Casa Loca  Mexican Cantina request for Project-Specific Signage Alternative pursuant to Section of Zoning Bylaw for signage package review. 

2. 230 High Street- Limited EIDR* and Earth Material Movement (EMM)* Public Hearing - Toward Independent Living and Learning, Inc. (TILL) proposes to construct a group home residence for individuals with Acquired Brain Injuries and intellectual disabilities.  Project also involves import of more than 200 cubic yards of earth material for regrading of the property for the new construction.  APPLICANT REQUEST TO CONTINUE HEARING TO TUESDAY, MARCH 17TH MEETING. BOARD WILL VOTE ON THIS REQUEST TO CONTINUE.
Public Hearing Notice

3.  Annual Town Meeting Article Update - Select Board Article 97 to protect Morrison Park and Field [May be discussed in connection with below item #4 relative to Planning Board Article #3]

4. Public Hearing for Zoning Amendments submitted for Annual Town Meeting -  Public Hearing on all zoning amendments submitted for Annual Town Meeting scheduled for May 4, 2020.
Public Hearing Notice (short version)  Full Zoning Article Text and Maps for Public Hearing. 
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Select Board Article: Keeps the existing definitions for "Office of Healthcare Professional" and "Medical Centers or Clinics" and adds Medical Center or Clinic to the Table of Uses Section 4.1.
Select Board Article: Zoning Map Amendment options related to Town-owned Property on High Street the Obed Baker House at 909 High Street and abutting parcel on High Street known as Assessor's Parcel 21, Lots 42 and 43. Proposes options for re-zoning related to redevelopment proposal.  THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN
Planning Board Article 1: Renting of Rooms for residential properties.  Add new definitions for short-term rentals (5-29 days) and long-term (30 days or more), and prohibit renting of rooms for fewer than 5 days.
Planning Board Article 2: To clarify that uses not listed and expressly permitted in the Zoning Bylaw are prohibited.
Planning Board Article 3: To remove Morrison Park & Field (440, 470 and 480 Washington Street) from the FMUOD Flexible Multiple Use Overlay District. Property to be remain within the underlying Local Business B (LBB) zone.
Planning Board Article 4: To prohibit Fire Arms/Explosives Sales and Services in the Local Business B (LBB) and Local Business A (LBA) zoning districts so that the Fire Arms/Explosives Sales use is only allowed in the Highway Business (HB) and Industrial (I) zones by special permit.

Other Business Items:
Review of Meeting Minutes
Review of Planning Board Best Meeting Practices
Citizen Planner Training Collaborative - Conference Saturday, March 21st Registration Now Open!

Note: Agenda order is subject to change.  Meeting end times are an estimate and may end earlier or later than the time listed.

*EMM = Earth Material Movement, pursuant to Section 7.1 of the Zoning Bylaw
*EIDR = Environmental Impact and Design Review, pursuant to Section 7.3 of the Zoning Bylaw


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