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Posted on: November 17, 2022

Dates set for continuation of public hearings

The public hearing on a special permit application for a Planned Residential Development at 229, 251A and 251F Old Billerica Road is currently set to continue on November 22 at 7:00pm on Zoom. The developer has been working on responses to questions raise...

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

Planning Board issues draft of new zoning rules for 2-family dwellings

During the last year, the Planning Board has been considering changes to the Zoning Bylaw’s provisions for 2-family dwellings. The aim is to be less prohibitive while applying some limitations on size and design (previous News & Announcements article ...

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

Planning Board issues Annual Report

The Planning Board finalized its Annual Report for FY 22, which covers the period from July, 2021 to June 2022, at its meeting on August 23. The report includes lists of developments approved, zoning amendments proposed and other topics discussed. Its Pro...

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Posted on: July 11, 2022

Planning Board reviewing zoning for 2-family houses and for our denser residential areas

When time has allowed over the past year, the Planning Board has been discussing ideas about potential amendments to the Zoning Bylaws on two topics that are partly inter-related. One is the expansion of opportunities to create 2-family houses. The other ...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Bedford considers state requirement to zone for multifamily housing

As mentioned in the Annual Report, the Planning Board has been examining the implications of state legislation passed in January of 2021, which amends the Zoning Act (MGL Ch 40A). A significant part of the new law, in Section 3A, is a requirement for MBTA...

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Posted on: February 9, 2022

Zoning Amendments from Nov 2021 Special Town Meeting Approved by AG

Amendments to the Bedford Zoning Bylaw, changing certain provisions in Section 22 applying to the Great Road District, were passed at the Special Town Meeting on November 1, 2021. They have now received the necessary approval from the Massachusetts Attorn...

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Zoning Bylaw Reorganization Project Gets Underway

At its meeting on November 16, 2021, the Planning Board formally began work on the Zoning Bylaw Reorganization Project that was funded by Town Meeting in 2019. It held a discussion with its newly-appointed consultants, Barrett Planning Group LLC and revie...

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