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Posted on: February 13, 2024

February 13 Public Hearing on Multifamily zoning to go ahead in spite of snow

The public hearing scheduled for February 13, 2024 on the Zoom remote platform is expected to proceed, even though Town Hall is closed due to a snowstorm.

If issues such as power outages cause problems, the hearing will be continued to February 27.

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Posted on: February 9, 2024

Public Hearing on MBTA Communities Multifamily Zoning - February 13

The Planning Board will hold a public hearing on February 13, 2024, at 7:00pm, remotely on the Zoom platform, into its proposed zoning amendments related to compliance with the state law known as MBTA Communities (Section 3A of the Zoning Act which is MGL...

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Planning
Posted on: January 5, 2024

Planning Board refines area to pursue for MBTA Communities multifamily zoning

At its meeting on January 4, the Bedford Planning Board continued to review a range of competing ideas for the geographic extent of an MBTA Communities zoning district to recommend to Town Meeting. After extensive discussion, as well as receipt of tax rev...

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Planning
Posted on: November 30, 2023

2nd Open Forum on Multifamily Zoning, Dec 5, 2023

The Bedford Planning Board will host a second open Community Forum on Tuesday December 5, 2023, at 7-9 pm in the Reed Room in Town Hall. Attendees will learn more about the multifamily zoning law related to MBTA Communities and share thoughts on where it ...

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Posted on: October 31, 2023

Planning Board to showcase 4 potential locations for multifamily zoning

Following its opinion survey, the Bedford Planning Board is moving to the next step in encouraging people to help shape our zoning to comply with the state's requirements for MBTA communities. In the High School lobby before the Special Town Meeting on No...

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Planning
Posted on: September 28, 2023

Planning Board approves new 2-family dwelling as part of mixed use at 60 Great Road

On September 26, the Bedford Planning Board voted to approve a special permit for 60 Great Road (on the corner of Fletcher Road) under the provisions of the Great Road/ Center subdistrict zoning. The proposal adds a new 2-family dwelling to the back of an...

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Posted on: August 23, 2023

Planning Board approves mixed-use development at 1 Railroad Ave.

On August 22, 2023 the Bedford Planning Board concluded its public hearing on a mixed-use development at 1 Railroad Avenue in the Depot area. It voted unanimously to approve the special permit, subject to conditions. The development comprises a 3-story bu...

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Planning
Posted on: June 27, 2023

Old Billerica Rd PRD - no testimony tonight

Applicant Bilca LLC has requested that the public hearing for a Planned Residential Development, scheduled to continue tonight, June 27, 2023, be further continued without testimony to the next Planning Board meeting. 

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Planning
Posted on: June 21, 2023

Upcoming hearings on mixed-use developments in central Bedford

Two upcoming Planning Board meetings will include public hearings on proposals for mixed-use developments in central areas of Bedford:

  • 60 Great Road: special permit application to construct 2-family dwelling in combination with existing office building, sc...
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Planning
Posted on: June 21, 2023

2-Family zoning amendment approved by Attorney General

The Massachusetts Attorney General issued a letter on June 15, 2023 which approves Bedford's zoning amendment that eases rules for creating Two-Family Dwellings. The amendment was passed by Annual Town Meeting on March 27, 2023 as Article 22.&...

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Planning
Posted on: June 13, 2023

Old Billerica Rd PRD - no testimony tonight

The applicant for a Planned Residential Development special permit at 229, 251A and 251F Old Billerica Road has requested to continue without testimony, to the June 27 meeting of the Planning Board.

Planning
Posted on: March 28, 2023

2-Family Dwellings zoning amendment passed at Town Meeting

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...

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Posted on: March 15, 2023

March 14 meeting rescheduled to Monday, March 20

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 ...

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Planning
Posted on: March 10, 2023

2-Family Dwellings proposed zoning amendment - lots of information on Planning webpage!

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...

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