This public hearing is to discuss proposals to amend Section 3.7, Industrial /Commercial District; and Section 5.12, Planned Unit Development and Residential PUD. The purpose is to align and clarify the language of the PUD section, 5.12, with that of the Industrial/Commercial Zoning District, Section 3.7, in regard to residential uses as part of a PUDor Residential PUD. The amendments propose that Residential PUDs be allowed only on lots already hosting residences in the Industrial/Commercial District, and that PUD’s or Residential PUD’s may include subdivision of the lot. The Industrial/Commercial District will retain its primary emphasis on non-residential development and the retention of land for future commercial purposes, while allowing needed additional housing on lots that, prior to the adoption of zoning, had developed residential uses and have remained so into the current period.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
PURSUANT TO 24 V.S.A. §§4441 (d) AND §4444 (a)(b), THE TOWN OF RICHMOND PLANNING COMMISSION WILL BE HOLDING A PUBLIC HEARING ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2023, AT 7:00 PM, IN THE RICHMOND TOWN CENTER MEETING ROOM AT 203 BRIDGE STREETAS WELL AS REMOTELY VIA ZOOM TO RECEIVE COMMENT REGARDING PROPOSED ZONING AMENDMENTS:
PURPOSE: To modify the Richmond Zoning Regulations (RZR) for the Industrial/Commercial District within the Town of Richmond as well as revisions to the Planned Unit Development section of the RZR. The Industrial/Commercial District will retain its primary emphasis on non-residential development and the retention of land for future commercial purposes, while allowing needed additional housing on lots that, prior to the adoption of zoning, had developed residential uses and have remained so into the current period. Portions of the section "Planned Unit Development” and “Residential Planned Unit Development", will be revised for clarity and consistency, and the "Master Development Plan" language removed to streamline and clarify Development Review Board procedures. These changes to Section 5.12 will affect any lot within Richmond that proposes to develop according to Section 5.12.
GEOGRAPHIC AREA AFFECTED: Any parcel/s proposing a Planned Unit Development and the following Industrial/Commercial District parcels: GP0198, GP0260, KR0280, KR0854, RG0080, RG0088, RG0090, RG0092, RG0140, RG0226, RG0300, UE0005, WM1436.
SECTION HEADINGS: §3.7 Industrial/Commercial District, §5.12 Planned Unit Development (PUD) and Residential PUD.
THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED ZONING AMENDMENT ARE AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION AT THE RICHMOND TOWN CENTER OFFICES AT 203 BRIDGE STREET BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8:00am and 4:00pm, MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY STARTING 11/6/2023. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE RICHMOND PLANNING/ZONING OFFICE AT 802-336-2289 or koborne@ richmondvt.gov