Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 7:00pm
60 Pleasant StreetNewburyport, MA 01950
CITY OF NEWBURYPORT
NOTICE OF JOINT PUBLIC HEARING
PLANNING BOARD AND
CITY COUNCIL PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Notice is hereby given pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 40A, Section 5 (The Zoning Act) and the Newburyport Zoning Ordinance, Section XXII-B (Adoption and Amendment), that the Newburyport Planning Board and City Council (acting through its Planning & Development Committee) will hold a Joint Public Hearing on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at Newburyport City Hall, 60 Pleasant Street, Newburyport, MA 01950.
The purpose of this Public Hearing is to present, and hear testimony and comment from interested persons relative to, proposed amendments and additions to the Zoning Ordinance for the City of Newburyport, said amendments being submitted to the City Council for consideration on February 24, 2020. After the Public Hearing the Planning Board will, as required by law, vote its recommendations on each proposal and report them back to the full City Council.
There is one (1) proposed ordinance amendment. A summary is provided below. Copies of the full text of such ordinances and maps thereof are available for review by interested parties in the Offices of the City Clerk and Office of Planning & Development (City Hall, 60 Pleasant Street, Newburyport, MA 01950) during regular business hours. Questions regarding these ordinances may be directed to the Director of Planning & Development, Andrew R. Port, at (978) 465-4400.
Summary of Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendments:
- Fences in Downtown Overlay District (ODNC051_2_24_2020) – Amend the Newburyport Zoning Ordinance to:
- Clarify design standards for fences and site walls within the Downtown Overlay District (DOD); and
- Allow staff-level review and approval of fences and site walls within the Downtown Overlay District (DOD) subject to applicable design standards.
NEWBURYPORT PLANNING BOARD
Bonnie Sontag, Chair