PUBLIC HEARING ON ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS
The Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm, in the Selectmen’s Meeting Room, 100 Winnacunnet Road to consider the proposals listed below (please click below to view the proposed text).
PUBLIC HEARING FOR ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS
- Amend Article I – General. Section 1.6 Definitions to add a definition for “Personal Services Establishment”.
Amend Article III – Use Regulations. Section 3.25a to clarify that the uses listed in this section are personal services establishments.
2. Amend Article I – General. Section 1.6 Definitions to add a definition for “Dog Day Care Center”.
3. Article II – Districts, Section 2.7 – Professional Office / Residential District to clarify which principal uses are permitted in the District; to specifically add two-family dwellings as a permitted use, to specifically add multi-family dwellings as a permitted use (in accordance with Article VIII), to add language stating that the Planning Board may approve other uses which are permitted in the RA and/or RB Zoning Districts (in accordance with Article III) if similarity with surrounding residential uses is demonstrated by the applicant; to state that the front, side, and rear setback requirements for single family residential dwelling structures shall comply with those required for the RA Zone; to specify that a Sign Permit is required from the Building Department, to state that all structures, other than single-family residential dwellings, shall be subject to the provisions of the Site Plan Review Regulations regarding Architectural Design; and other clarification and consistency changes.
4. Amend Article III-A – Accessory Dwelling Units to Single-Family Dwellings as follows: Section 3-A.1 – Location and Quantity to state that no lot with more than one single-family dwelling or manufactured housing located upon it shall be eligible for an accessory dwelling unit; Section 3-A.5 – Site Location and Size to add new Subsection F stating that accessory dwelling units shall be subject to all applicable provisions of the Wetlands Conservation District Ordinance; Section 3-A.6 – Provisions for Water Supply and Sewage Disposal to state that a wastewater development charge shall be paid prior to receiving a Building Permit and also requiring notification to the Department of Public Works for all accessory dwelling unit applications; and Section 3-A.11 – Removal of an Accessory Dwelling Unit to specify that the recording of the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (in an approved form) shall occur at the Rockingham County Registry of Deeds prior to issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy.
Copies of the proposed text of the amendments are also available for review at the Town Planning Office, and Lane Memorial Library at 2 Academy Avenue.