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Numerous Amendments Proposed to the Code of the Town of Groton.

Public Hearing Notice

Proposed Zoning Amendments

In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 40A, §§ 5 and 11, M. G. L., the Groton Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, September 18, 2014, at 8:00 PM in the Town Hall, 173 Main Street, to consider the following proposed rezoning :

ARTICLE To see if the Town will vote to amend the Code of the Town of Groton, Chapter 218 Zoning as follows:

Amend Section 218-4 Definitions, by deleting Section 218-4 Definitions in its entirety and by inserting in its place a new Section 218-4 Definitions, dated August 22, 2014, on file in the office of the Town Clerk.

Amend Section 218-8 Classes of Districts by deleting 218-8 Classes of Districts in its entirety and by inserting in its place a new 218-8 Classes of Districts, dated August 22, 2014, on file in the office of the Town Clerk.

Amend Section 218-9 Location of Districts by striking out:

§218-9 Location of districts. Said districts are located and bounded as shown on a map entitled "Town of Groton, Massachusetts - Zoning Map," dated March 10, 2003, revised February 12, 2008, revised March 1, 2011, further revised January 18, 2013, and revised and amended to date, on file in the office of the Town Clerk. Said map, with the boundaries of the districts and all explanatory matter thereon, is hereby made a part of this chapter.

And by inserting in its place:

§218-9 Location of districts. Said districts are located and bounded as shown on a map entitled "Town of Groton, Massachusetts - Zoning Map," dated August 22, 2014, on file in the office of the Town Clerk. Said map, with the boundaries of the districts and all explanatory matter thereon, is hereby made a part of this chapter.

Amend Section 218-12 Intention of Districts by deleting Section 218-12 Intention of Districts in its entirety and by inserting in its place a new Section 218-12 Intention of Districts, dated August 22, 2014, on file in the office of the Town Clerk.

Amend Section 218-13 Schedule of Use Regulations by deleting Section 218-13 Schedule of Use Regulations in its entirety and by inserting in its place a new Section 218-13 Schedule of Use Regulations, dated August 22, 2014, on file in the office of the Town Clerk.

Amend Section 218-14 Special Use Considerations in Conservancy Districts by deleting Section 218-14 Special Use Considerations in Conservancy Districts in its entirety

Amend Section 218-20 Schedule of Intensity Regulations by deleting Section 218-20 Schedule of Intensity Regulations in its entirety and by inserting in its place a new Section 218-20 Schedule of Intensity Regulations, dated August 22, 2014, on file in the office of the Town Clerk.

ARTICLE 2: To see if the Town will vote to amend the Code of the Town of Groton, Chapter 218 Zoning as follows:

Amend Section 218-10 Boundaries of Districts, Item E, by replacing the word "manufacturing" with the word "industrial".

Amend Section 218-18. Special Use Considerations in R-B, B-1 and M-1 Districts by replacing the words "R-B, B-1 and M-1 Districts" with the words "R-B, VCB, NB, GB, and I Districts, in the title and in Item B and C(2); and by replacing the word "manufacturing" with the word "industrial" in Items C(1) and D(1) .

Amend Section 218-23. Off-street Parking and Loading, subsection C(1) by replacing the words "R-B, B-1 and M-1 Districts" with the words "R-B, VCB, NB, GB, and I Districts in the first sentence and by replacing the words "B-1 District" in the second sentence with the words "VCB District" so that the subsection reads as follows:

Location. Required parking shall be on the same premises as the activity it serves in the R-B, VCB, NB, GB, and I Districts. Each parcel in the VCB District shall be credited with five on-street parking spaces if the parcel is located on Main Street (Route 119) between Lowell Road (Route 40) and Pleasant Street. Such on-street parking spaces shall not qualify as meeting parking requirements for the purposes of § 218-25A, Applicability. Parking lots located within the Groton Center area may be shared with the written consent of the landowner and the approval of the Planning Board, provided that such use will not have an adverse effect on the Town.

Amend Section 218-24. Appearance, subsection C Promotion of Harmonious Development by replacing the words "R-B Residential-Business District, a B Business District, or an M Manufacturing District with the words R-B, VCB, NB, GB, or an I District."

Amend Section 218-30.2. Town Center Overlay District, Subsection A Definition by replacing the words "Business (B-1)," with the words "Village Center Business," and Subsection C Applicability and Permitted Use by replacing "B-1" with "VCB".

Copies of the proposed zoning amendment and map are on file in the Town Clerk's office in the Town Hall. The Town of Groton does not discriminate on the basis of disability. Further, a signed translation of this public hearing will be provided for the hearing impaired upon request by contacting the Planning Board at (978) 448-1105 at least one week prior to the hearing.

GROTON PLANNING BOARD

George Barringer, Chairman

Public Hearing Notice

Proposed Zoning Amendments

In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 40A, §§ 5 and 11, M. G. L., the Groton Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at 8:00 PM in the Town Hall, 173 Main Street, to consider the following proposed rezoning :

ARTICLE To see if the Town will vote to amend the Code of the Town of Groton, Chapter 218 Zoning as follows:

Amend Section 218-4 Definitions by adding the following new definition:

ESSENTIAL PUBLIC SERVICES -- Services provided by public and private utilities, whether underground, surface, or overhead gas, electrical, steam, transmission systems and accessories thereto, such as towers, wires, sub-stations, switching stations, compression stations, and other constituent facilities, and structures, vaults, pipes, and water storage tanks

Amend Section 218-13 Use Regulations by deleting and replacing a number of uses; see August 29 print edition of Groton Herald for chart of proposed changes.:

Copies of the proposed zoning amendment are on file in the Town Clerk's office in the Town Hall. The Town of Groton does not discriminate on the basis of disability. Further, a signed translation of this public hearing will be provided for the hearing impaired upon request by contacting the Planning Board at (978) 448-1105 at least one week prior to the hearing.

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