Here’s a link to the Article as it will appear on the Ballot:
Click here to see what the Zoning Ordinance would look like if this Article passes:
What it means: New housing construction in the RAA, RA, RB, RCS, G and I zones would need to leave the primary structure 12 feet from the Wetlands buffer so that buyers can enjoy and make good use of their outdoor space, without violating the town’s Wetland Ordinance. This article also combines sections 2.3.7C and 2.3.7Ca because the wording is almost identical.
Those in favor say: As the town becomes more developed, new construction is more frequently occurring on small, challenging lots. Often the house takes up so much of the allowable building envelope that there is no space for basic yard amenities. Increasing the space required around the perimeter of the home allows people who buy a new, free-standing homes to put in a shed, a deck, a patio, a lawn, or a swing set, etc.
Those against say: No one spoke against this Article at Deliberative Session.