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Community invited to weigh in on vision for Southborough’s Master Plan – Nov 7

October 25, 2019 11:20:30 AM
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Town and regional officials are inviting the public to a special Open House. This one is to gather input on what our Town’s future should look like.

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Planning and EDC reach apparent compromise on plan to revise mixed-use zoning for Downtown Business Village

May 6, 2019 03:30:00 PM
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Last week, the Economic Development Committee and Planning Board came to a tentative consensus on rewriting zoning to “revitalize” the Downtown Business Village.

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Recruiting members “at large” for Town’s Master Plan Committee

January 22, 2019 04:29:07 PM
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Every ten years, a Town officials and volunteers work together to prepare a “vision document that represents the community” – the Master Plan. It’s time to develop a new one. They are seeking four citizen at large to join with representatives from 14 boards and committees.

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Residents have their say on village zoning

March 4, 2010 11:13:37 AM
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Proposed changes to village zoning have elicited a strong response from village residents, and last night an impressive number turned out to share their opinions at a public hearing. The exchange was (mostly) civil, and in the end it seemed to have an impact.

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Southborough Master Plan receives award

December 29, 2009 11:38:45 AM
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It took a whole lot of meetings, debate, public forums, and research to come up with Southborough’s Master Plan which was finalized in 2008. All that hard work was recently recognized with an award from the American Planning Association.

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Public workshop on Southborough’s villages

April 27, 2009 02:37:47 PM

What would you like downtown to look like in 20 years? What about Cordaville? Or Fayville or Southville? The Zoning Advisory Committee (ZAC) wants to know what you think. In the current bylaws, zoning for each of Southborough’s four business villages is exactly the same. But as part of their project to revamp the town’s […]

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Residents weigh in on zoning questions

February 12, 2009 09:45:08 AM

“We’re digging in our heels, rolling up our sleeves, and getting ready for 18 months of zoning fun.” That’s what Town Planner Vera Kolias told a group of about two dozen residents and committee members who assembled last night at the Town House to discuss zoning bylaw review. Fueled by free Starbuck’s coffee and chocolate […]

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A picture is worth 40,000 words

February 11, 2009 09:54:56 AM

Southborough’s main zoning bylaws — Chapter 174 of the town code — contain 6 articles, 47 sections, and almost 40,000 words. In all that text, there are a total of two pictures. Two. That’s not a particularly good image-to-text ratio. One of the goals of the zoning bylaw review project is to make the bylaws […]

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Why you should care about zoning review

February 10, 2009 09:26:38 AM

Frontage, setbacks, minimum lot sizes, floor area ratio, subdivisions, use regulation. It all sounds rather dull, doesn’t it? And it’s exactly what you might expect from something called the Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw Review and Update Project. But look below the surface and you’ll find something a bit more interesting. Something that will play a major […]

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