Posted on: March 28, 2023
Article 22, the Planning Board's zoning bylaw amendment to ease restrictions on Two-family Dwellings, passed with more than the required two-thirds vote at the Annual Town Meeting on March 27, 2023. Details are available in the Warrant. The amend...Read on...
Posted on: March 15, 2023
The Planning Board meeting that was posted for March 14 did not commence any deliberations, due to an error affecting public participation. The meeting has been re-scheduled to Monday, March 20, commencing at 7:30 PM, on Zoom. A vote was made to continue ...Read on...
Posted on: March 10, 2023
The Planning Board is eager to get the word out about its proposed amendment to the Zoning Bylaw relating to Two-Family Dwellings, which will be voted on at the upcoming Annual Town Meeting. A wealth of background material is now available on the Planning...Read on...
Posted on: January 6, 2023
At its scheduled meeting on January 24, 2023 the Planning Board will continue two public hearings:
- The Planning Board's proposed amendment to the Zoning Bylaw relating to two-family dwellings
The background to this lies in the recommendations of ...Read on...
Posted on: December 13, 2022
Two Planning Board public hearings are set to continue within the Planning Board meeting which starts at 7:00pm on Tuesday December 13, 2022:
- Planned Residential Development at 229, 251A and 251F old Billerica Road
- Proposed Zoning Bylaw amendments relat...Read on...
Posted on: November 17, 2022
The public hearing on a special permit application for a Planned Residential Development at 229, 251A and 251F Old Billerica Road is currently set to continue on November 22 at 7:00pm on Zoom. The developer has been working on responses to questions raise...Read on...
Posted on: September 14, 2022
During the last year, the Planning Board has been considering changes to the Zoning Bylaw’s provisions for 2-family dwellings. The aim is to be less prohibitive while applying some limitations on size and design (previous News & Announcements article ...Read on...
Posted on: August 24, 2022
The Planning Board finalized its Annual Report for FY 22, which covers the period from July, 2021 to June 2022, at its meeting on August 23. The report includes lists of developments approved, zoning amendments proposed and other topics discussed. Its Pro...Read on...
Posted on: July 11, 2022
When time has allowed over the past year, the Planning Board has been discussing ideas about potential amendments to the Zoning Bylaws on two topics that are partly inter-related. One is the expansion of opportunities to create 2-family houses. The other ...Read on...
Posted on: April 20, 2022
As mentioned in the Annual Report, the Planning Board has been examining the implications of state legislation passed in January of 2021, which amends the Zoning Act (MGL Ch 40A). A significant part of the new law, in Section 3A, is a requirement for MBTA...Read on...
Posted on: February 9, 2022
Amendments to the Bedford Zoning Bylaw, changing certain provisions in Section 22 applying to the Great Road District, were passed at the Special Town Meeting on November 1, 2021. They have now received the necessary approval from the Massachusetts Attorn...Read on...
Posted on: November 22, 2021
At its meeting on November 16, 2021, the Planning Board formally began work on the Zoning Bylaw Reorganization Project that was funded by Town Meeting in 2019. It held a discussion with its newly-appointed consultants, Barrett Planning Group LLC and revie...Read on...