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BROOKLINE PLANNING BOARD
VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING
ON PROPOSED ZONING AMENDMENT WARRANT ARTICLES FOR FALL 2021 TOWN MEETING
October 7, 2021 AT 7:00 P.M.
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ARTICLE 21 – AMEND SEC. 4.07, USE #6, IN THE TABLE OF USES BY CHANGING THE NUMBER “6” TO “4” AFTER THE ASTERISK TO MAKE THIS SECTION CONSISTENT WITH THE CHANGE TO ART. 4.08, AFFORDABLE HOUSING REQUIREMENTS, APPROVED AT LAST FALL TM (2020), WHICH REDUCED THE THRESHOLD FOR TRIGGERING SEC. 4.08 FROM 6 TO 4 UNITS. (Submitted by Planning Department)
ARTICLE 22 – ADD NEW SEC. 4.14 TO REGULATE SITING AND OPERATIONS OF FIREARM USES IN G DISTICTS BY SPECIAL PERMIT REQUIRING BUFFER DISTANCES FROM K-12 SCHOOLS, CHILD-CARE FACILITIES, RESIDENCES, AND OTHER FIREARM BUSINESSES; ADD A NEW USE #29, FIREARM BUSINESS USES, TO SEC. 4.07, TABLE OF USE REGULATIONS, AND AMEND ART. II, DEFINITIONS, TO ADD AMMUNITIONS, FIREARM, FIREARM BUSINESSES (Submitted by Bignami, Kahn, et al)
ARTICLE 23 – AMEND ART. VI TO REDUCE OR ELIMINATE OFF-STREET RESIDENTIAL PARKING REQUIREMENTS: IN SOME CASES, BY SPECIAL PERMIT (CONVERSIONS, IF COUNTERBALANCING AMENITIES PROVIDED, AGE RESTRICTIVE HOUSING), AND IN OTHER CASES, BY-RIGHT (100% OF UNITS AFFORDABLE OR LOCATED IN THE TPOD) (Submitted by Zoorob, et al)
ARTICLE 24 – AMEND ART. VI TO REDUCE OR ELIMINATE OFF-STREET RESIDENTIAL PARKING REQUIREMENTS IF COUNTERBALANCING AMENITIES PROVIDED, SUCH AS MORE UNITS OR MORE AFFORDABLE UNITS THAN REQUIRED, FOSSIL FUEL FREE RESIDENCES, HISTORIC OR LANDSCAPE PRESERVATION, MORE OPEN SPACE, OR COMMUNITY SERVICES OR FACILITIES (Submitted by Planning Board)
ARTICLE 25 - AMEND ART. VI TO REQUIRE EV READY PARKING SPACES FOR ALL RESIDENTIAL PARKING AREAS AND PROVIDE AT LEAST 15% EV SPACES FOR NON-RESDIENTIAL PARKING AREAS OF 7 OR MORE SPACES Submitted by Michael Zoorob, et al)
Full text of Warrant Articles available on-line at: http://brooklinema.gov/1020/Town-Meeting-Files