Zoning Amendments

Amendments to the Zoning By-Law and Zoning Map are initiated by the Town or by resident petitioners for vote at Town Meeting twice per year. Zoning amendments require a 2/3 majority vote of Town Meeting to pass and must then be certified by the Attorney General.

View the Town Clerk's office's archive of all official records pertaining to Town Meeting.

Below is information pertaining to current proposed Zoning By-Law Warrant Articles as well as recently proposed articles that were voted on by Town Meeting. View the current Zoning By-Law (PDF). All zoning amendments are listed in the appendix of the By-Law (PDF).

> Guide to the Zoning Amendment Process (PDF)

FALL 2018

> ARTICLE 1: Density requirements for recreational marijuana establishments | Status: APPROVED 

> ARTICLE 20: FAR reductions for Transit Parking Overlay District | Status: NOT MOVED 


> ARTICLES 17-22: Recreational Marijuana (PDF) | Status: APPROVED 

FALL 2017

> ARTICLES 10-15: Hancock Village Master Development Plan | Status: NOT MOVED 


> ARTICLE 14: Temporary moratorium on recreational marijuana | Status: APPROVED 

> ARTICLE 15: Revisions to Article 7 to allow for administrative approval of some sign applications Status: APPROVED 

FALL 2016

> ARTICLE 7: Emerald Island Special District | Status: APPROVED 

> ARTICLE 14: Amend Article 7 to provide for content neutral signage regulations | Status: APPROVED 

> ARTICLE 17: Amend parking requirements to require electric vehicle charging | Status: APPROVED 

> ARTICLE 19: Create Transit Parking Overlay District for reduced parking minimums | Status: APPROVED 

> ARTICLE 21: Prohibit commercial and non-commercial aircraft landing areas | Status: APPROVED 

> ARTICLE 22: Modifications to FAR related to habitable space and design review | Status: APPROVED 


> ARTICLE 12: Increase side yard setback requirements in single-family districts | Status: NOT MOVED 

> ARTICLE 13: Require timely notice by developers for neighborhood meetings under Section 5.09 | Status: APPROVED 

FALL 2015:

> ARTICLE 12: Amend the definition of habitable space under Article 2 | Status: REFERRED 

SPRING 2015:

> ARTICLE 15: Amend the Zoning Map by extending the Renewable Energy Overlay District | Status: APPROVED 

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