About nine months of work, meetings and debate, Watertown’s new standards for developments in town will be considered for final approval by the Town Council.
The Council scheduled a public hearing on June 30 at 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall on the proposed changes to the Zoning Ordinance that have been proposed as part of the design standards. The Council will also consider adopting a separate set of design guidelines.
Guidelines help spell out how the town wants developments to be built and the standards are the language of the guidelines folded into the town’s zoning bylaws, said David Gamble, the consultant hired by the town to help create the new set of rules.
The Council voted to create the standards and guidelines to help the town handle the influx of new development in town, particularly along Arsenal Street. Community forums were held to gather input and the Planning Board voted to support the designs standards and guidelines in late April.
See the proposed changes here.
The current Zoning Ordinance can be seen here.
See previous stories on Watertown News about the Design Standards and Guidelines: