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EDC forum on Downtown challenges and hopes: Septic constraints, zoning changes, and more

February 13, 2019 10:18:05 AM
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Last week, the Southborough community was invited to another forum on the Downtown Initiative. The public was briefed on experts’ recommendations for revitalizing the downtown area of Main Street. The Economic Development Committee also shared some of the obstacles and thoughts on how to overcome them.

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MWDN: Sides begin compromise on controversial Southborough zoning measure

March 28, 2013 11:42:29 AM

A subcommittee created by the Planning Board in an effort to find middle ground on a controversial zoning proposal, met for the first time last night. An account in today’s Metrowest Daily News suggests some progress was made.

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MWDN: Southborough board creates subcommittee to go over controversial bylaw

March 19, 2013 11:46:32 AM

There are a lot of changes proposed in the new draft of the town’s zoning code, which will come before voters next October, but the change that has proved most controversial is the one referred to as Open Space Residential Development (OSRD).

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Vote on zoning changes could be delayed again

February 27, 2013 11:44:42 AM

Debate on a proposed overhaul to the town’s zoning code has been heating up lately, but it now looks like a vote on the changes may be pushed off until the fall.

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Planning Board releases zoning comparison document

September 24, 2012 12:33:34 PM

In effort to help residents get a handle on extensive changes being proposed to the town’s zoning code, the Planning Board earlier this month released a document that compares the new zoning code to the existing code. It’s a document the Advisory Committee has been pressing the Planning Board to provide for several months now.

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MWDN: Southborough board still waiting on zoning document

August 15, 2012 12:05:17 PM

The Planning Board met this week to continue their discussion about a proposed overhaul of the town’s zoning bylaw, and they took some heat from the Advisory Committee because a promised comparison document still has not been made available.

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Planning Board agrees to delay town vote on zoning changes

August 6, 2012 10:04:20 AM
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For the past four years, volunteers have worked steadfastly on a wide-reaching update to the town’s zoning code. The Planning Board had hoped to bring the changes before voters at a Special Town Meeting this fall, but selectmen last week persuaded them to wait a few more months.

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Advisory Committee seeks to delay town meeting vote on zoning changes

July 31, 2012 12:11:43 PM

The Board of Selectmen tonight will meet with the Planning Board to discuss a wide-reaching proposal to update the town’s zoning code. They’ll also hear a request from the Advisory Committee to delay a town meeting vote on the changes.

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Planning Board continues public hearing on zoning changes – TONIGHT

June 25, 2012 11:39:52 AM

When the Planning Board meets tonight, it will continue its discussion of a proposed overhaul to Southborough’s zoning bylaws. Tonight the focus will be on changes to the bylaws that govern open space requirements in residential subdivisions. They’re changes not everyone agrees with.

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Public hearing on proposed zoning code changes – TONIGHT

June 11, 2012 09:56:25 AM
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For several years now a committee of volunteers has been working on revamping Southborough’s zoning code. They’ve considered everything from open space protection to multi-family housing and subdivisions to commercial development along Route 9. The process will culminate in a vote on the changes at a special town meeting this fall.

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MWDN: Southborough’s revised zoning bylaws not ready

February 24, 2012 11:37:41 AM
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For the past several years a group of volunteers has been working on an overhaul of Southborough’s zoning bylaws. The goal was to have it ready for voters to consider at Town Meeting in April, but the committee has decided to hold off on the vote.

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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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Residents speak out against proposed changes to village zoning

March 2, 2010 12:57:57 PM
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How would you like an art gallery in downtown Southborough? What about a playhouse? Or more restaurants and shops? The Zoning Advisory Committee (ZAC) believes enabling that type of development downtown — as well as in Southborough’s other three villages — is key to reinvigorating the village district. But some downtown residents feel the specific zoning changes proposed by the ZAC will threaten the historic character of the village districts, and they plan to share their concerns at a public hearing on the matter tomorrow night.

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Town to hold public forums on open space and the villages

January 28, 2010 04:27:59 PM

Do you care about open space in Southborough? Or about the future of the town’s four village districts? There’s a massive zoning project underway that will impact development in town for decades to come.

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