Core Zoning Code

The Board of Selectmen voted in June 2019 to establish a committee to assist them in crafting a new land-use code which:

  • Removed all design standards for the rural areas of town
  • Simplified the process of obtaining permits in the Design Review districts by making standards clear and easily administered
  • Fully complied with the 2018 Comprehensive Plan
  • Did not serve as “window dressing” of the prior character code proposal

In February, the Zoning Committee completed its work and presented the draft to the Board of Selectmen. After some minor formatting changes made this summer, below is the latest draft of this proposal which the Board of Selectmen believe complies with the mandate they set forth. The Selectmen invite you to look over this new document and provide feedback on this effort.

You can download a copy of the proposal here or if you wish, you may print out a copy… this draft is just over 100 pages. But if you are unable print or view online, copies of the latest draft are available the Town Office for review during normal business hours.

Core Zoning Code - Final Version September 27 2020