CITY OF SALEM
JOINT PUBLIC HEARING
OF THE SALEM CITY COUNCIL AND PLANNING BOARD
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2018 AT 6:30 P.M.
Ben J. Anderson, Chair
The City Council will hold a joint public hearing with the Planning Board on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 6:30 P.M. in the City Council Chambers, second floor, City Hall, 93 Washington St., Salem, MA in accordance with Chapter 40A, Section 5, of the Massachusetts General Laws to for all persons interested in the following proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment:
An Ordinance to Amend the Zoning Ordinance by adding a Municipal and Religious Adaptive Reuse Overlay District to facilitate the appropriate reuse of eligible buildings and thereby protect and advance the general public welfare within Section 8.0 - Special District Regulations by adding Section 8.7 – Municipal and Religious Reuse Overlay District. This Ordinance Amendment includes sections 8.7.1 through 8.7.11 outlining respectively, Purpose, Location, Eligibility, Dimensional Requirements, Uses Allowed by Special Permit, Site Plan Review, Historical Commission and Design Review Board Review, Affordability, Parking and Loading, Conflict, and Severability.
The Ordinance Amendment provides a tool to allow for reuse of eligible buildings that will best serve the community but will minimize impacts to surrounding neighborhoods while also facilitating historic preservation, economic development, housing production and environmental sustainability and resilience.
The complete text of the proposed amendment to the Zoning Ordinance is on file at the office of the City Clerk 93 Washington Street, or the Department of Planning & Community Development, City Hall Annex, 98 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Salem, Massachusetts, and are available for inspection during regular business hours.