Proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendments

3/19/19 Planning Board Handout: Guide to Proposed Zoning Bylaw Changes for 2019 Annual Town Meeting

2/4/19: The Planning Board voted to include the following zoning bylaw amendments for inclusion in the 2019 ATM Warrant (Full Text HERE):

  1. Upper Spring Street Overlay District (USSOD)

    • Boundary of USSOD

    •  Edit to Use Table

    • Edit to Height & Bulk Table

    • Site Plan Review Criteria

    • Edit to Inclusionary Zoning Bylaw

  2. Use Table edits for consistency in terminology

  3. ZBA Special Permit Criteria



Proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendments for ATM 2019

Public Hearing Notice for 01/07/19 PB Meeting: HERE for ZBA Special Permit Criteria amendments and HERE for Inclusionary Zoning Bylaw amendments:

  • Item 1: To see if the Town will vote to amend the Code of the Town of Medfield Chapter 300 Zoning, Article 14 Administration and Enforcement Section 300-14.10 Special Permits by Board of Appeals by deleting Subsection E and its Sub-subsections (1) through (10) in their entirety and replacing them with the criteria found in Section 300-14.15 Subsection E and its Sub-subsections (1) through (9).
  • Item 2: To see if the Town will vote to amend the Code of the Town of Medfield Chapter 300 Zoning, Article 14 Administration and Enforcement Section 300-14.16 Inclusionary Zoning Bylaw by adding language relating to multi-family site plan approvals (as proposed by the Planning Board on 12/3/18).

Public Hearing Notice for 12/3/18 PB Meeting: HERE 

(note: all items have been continued to 1/7/19)

  • Proposed Upper Spring Street Overlay District (allows pre-2017 density and process for the area on the east side of Spring Street between Maple Street and Baxter Park, see map in notice)
  • Proposed West Street/Peter Kristof Way Rezone (from Residential Suburban (RS, 20k sf single family house lots) to Business Industrial (commercial) which will make the area more compatible with surrounding land uses)  
  • Table of Use Clarifications (provides consistency in the terminology used within the Medfield Zoning Bylaw which should have been updated in 2014 with the codification process; "housekeeping")


Special Town Meeting 10/26/18

Senior Housing Residential Overlay District (SHROD)

10/29/18 STM Handout

Click HERE for SHROD handout 

10/1/18 - Public Hearing #2 re SHROD v2

Click HERE for a memo regarding revisions to the draft Senior Housing Residential Overlay District bylaw following the first public hearing and information session. To be considered by the Planning Board at their meeting on 10/1/18. Click HERE for the revised presentation.

9/26/18 Information Session on Proposed SHROD Bylaw

Time: 4:00 pm

Location: The Center, Ice House Road

9/10/18 Planning Board Public Hearing - continued to 10/1/18

Notice of Planning Board Hearing Relative to Proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendments Pursuant to MGL ch 40A Section 5 (with full text of the proposed Senior Housing Overlay District

For 8/14/18 BoS Meeting

Memo: Proposed Senior Housing Residential Development Overlay District Bylaw (Revised)

For 7/31/18 BoS Meeting

Memo to BoS re: Draft Proposed Bylaw and Schedule

Senior Housing Zoning Impacts Map

ATM 2018 - For Public Hearing on January 8, 2018