The Planning Board has opened a months-long effort to gather public feedback about potentially changing zoning bylaws to open up options for new housing.The Planning Board has opened a months-long effort to gather public feedback about potentially changing zoning bylaws to open up options for new housing.
Working with a grant from the Massachusetts Housing Partnership, the board has created a website to collect public comments and plans at least two public events to solicit input — the first
Should a day care operate in a residential neighborhood?
That is a question facing officials in Lanesborough as a day care opened in a Sunrise Street home and the neighbors are worried about the impacts it will have on the neighborhood. Those opposing the day care say it is operating as a business and needs to be treated as such - and therefore isn't allowed by zoning laws.
The Planning Board on Tuesday discussed whether it wants to propose that town meeting revisit the question of secondary dwelling units on residential lots.
The idea provoked a lengthy discussion at annual town meeting in May 2012, when the meeting ultimately adopted a zoning bylaw that allowed for the conversion of a home into a two-family unit and the conversion of pre-existing accessory buildings (barns or carriage houses, for example) into dwelling units.
The Selectmen and Zoning Board of Appeals got a detailed primer on medical marijuana, zoning and state laws.
The joint session held at the Selectmen's workshop meeting Wednesday included a presentation by attorney Jody Lehrer and was prompted by discussions over the taxation potential of marijuana dispensaries.
The Planning Board voted Wednesday to recommend some updates to the town's zoning bylaws to cover wind energy generation facilities and wireless telecommunications.
Town meeting will take up the amendments on May 25.
The board held a brief public hearing on Wednesday at the Senior Center attended by a handful of people. The several amendments were considered priorities as the board reviews the town's zoning, which has changed little since 1993. The board also voted to recommend a few chang
The Select Board has scheduled a public hearing for two zoning articles to be put on the annual town warrant.
Planning Board Chairman David Sherman said his board and the Zoning Board of Adjustment, with the help of the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, has revamped some of the zoning bylaws.
The Board of Selectmen are giving Kara Zaks until April 11 to get her flock of fowl down to less than 20.
Led by her abutter Clark Gable a number of residents have complained about Zaks raising somewhere around 80 ducks, chickens and roosters on about a half acre of property in the densely populated Narragansett neighborhood. The two have been trying to reach a compromise on the number of fowl allowed but failed to reach an agreement. The Selectmen are now saying by April 11 the flock needs t
The Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday evening will continue a hearing to consider Williams College's new science center.
The college and its consultants were before the board on Jan. 21 to discuss topics ranging from stormwater management to light pollution to the height of the new, 170,000-square-foot science center.