Innovative Zoning Proposals: East Harwich and Amherst

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Innovative Zoning Proposals: East Harwich and Amherst
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Innovative Zoning Proposals: East Harwich and Amherst

  1. 1. Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors, Inc.2012 Annual ConferenceInnovative Zoning Proposals: East Harwich and AmherstSteven Cecil AIA ASLAThe Cecil Group, Inc.June 7, 2012
  2. 2. Form Based Zoning, Town of AmherstInnovative Zoning Proposals: East Harwich and Amherst2012 MAPD ConferenceThe Cecil GroupVillage Center RezoningForm Based Zoning
  3. 3. Form Based Zoning, Town of AmherstInnovative Zoning Proposals: East Harwich and Amherst2012 MAPD ConferenceThe Cecil GroupConcept Plans: North Amherst Village CenterPLegendCivic Center AreaCommercial CorridorRural Residential Corridor ExtensionOpen Space CorridorPotential Development SiteRural Residential Corridor Maintain Existing Patterns of UseCommercial FrontageCivic Center CirculationCivic CenterShared Use PathRural Residential FrontageP Potential Shared Parking AreaPotentialDevelopment atBlock InteriorCivic CenterPotential NewCivic SpaceExpand Landscape andPedestrian AmenitiesFuture SharedParking NodeOpen SpaceExtend ResidentialCharacterActive Edgesat RiverMontagueRoad
  4. 4. Form Based Zoning, Town of AmherstInnovative Zoning Proposals: East Harwich and Amherst2012 MAPD ConferenceThe Cecil GroupLegendNorth Amherst Village Center – Form-Based District (FBD)Proposed North Amherst Village Center(NAVC) Form-Based DistrictFigure 1A:Proposed Village CenterResidence (R-VC) with VillageForm Residence Overlay District(R-VF)North Amherst Village Center(NAVC) Form-Based DistrictVillage Center Residence (R-VC)with Village Form ResidenceOverlay District (R-VF)Village Form Residence OverlayDistrict (R-VF)Village Form ResidenceOverlay District (R-VF)Village Form ResidenceOverlay District (R-VF)
  5. 5. Form Based Zoning, Town of AmherstInnovative Zoning Proposals: East Harwich and Amherst2012 MAPD ConferenceThe Cecil GroupConcept Plans: Atkins CornerLegendCirculation NetworkGateways and Special CornersProminent ViewsFocusDevelopmentat CornersPedestrianImprovementsand Crossingsat Four CornersActive Retail EnvironmentVariable Use Village Scale DevelopmentHampshire College CampusOpen Space Areas and WetlandsMaintain Existing Patterns of UseMaintain Existing Patterns of Use w/Potential Increase in DensityBay Road
  6. 6. Form Based Zoning, Town of AmherstInnovative Zoning Proposals: East Harwich and Amherst2012 MAPD ConferenceThe Cecil GroupProposed Atkins Corner (AC) ZoningDistrictLegendProposed Extension ofEducational DistrictEducation Form Overlay District(ED-F)Proposed Extension of ED:Educational ZoneAtkins Corner (AC)Zoning DistrictProposed Underlying Changefrom R-O: Outlying Residencedistrict to R-VC: Village CenterResidence districtProposed change to R-LD:Low Density ResidenceProposed Underlying Changefrom R-O: Outlying Residencedistrict to R-LD: Low DensityResidence districtProposed change to R-VC:Village Center Residence50’Atkins Corner – Form-Based District (FBD)Figure 1B:Education FormOverlay District (ED-F)Proposed change to R-LD:Low Density Residence
  7. 7. Form Based Zoning, Town of AmherstInnovative Zoning Proposals: East Harwich and Amherst2012 MAPD ConferenceThe Cecil GroupOverview of Proposed Form-Based Zoning1. New Zoning Article 161. Statement of Public Purpose2. Street Types3. Building Types4. Open Space Types5. Development Standards for Sites and Buildings6. Nonconforming Lots, Uses and Structures7. Off-Street Parking and Access Standards8. Landscaping, Screening and Lighting Standards9. AdministrationCommercial/Civic Street Type
  8. 8. Form Based Zoning, Town of AmherstInnovative Zoning Proposals: East Harwich and Amherst2012 MAPD ConferenceThe Cecil GroupOverview of Proposed Form-Based Zoning1. New Zoning Article 161. Statement of Public Purpose2. Street Types3. Building Types4. Open Space Types5. Development Standards for Sites and Buildings6. Nonconforming Lots, Uses and Structures7. Off-Street Parking and Access Standards8. Landscaping, Screening and Lighting Standards9. AdministrationCommercial Street Type
  9. 9. Form Based Zoning, Town of AmherstInnovative Zoning Proposals: East Harwich and Amherst2012 MAPD ConferenceThe Cecil GroupOverview of Proposed Form-Based Zoning1. New Zoning Article 161. Statement of Public Purpose2. Street Types3. Building Types4. Open Space Types5. Development Standards for Sites and Buildings6. Nonconforming Lots, Uses and Structures7. Off-Street Parking and Access Standards8. Landscaping, Screening and Lighting Standards9. AdministrationVillage Commercial Street Type
  10. 10. Form Based Zoning, Town of AmherstInnovative Zoning Proposals: East Harwich and Amherst2012 MAPD ConferenceThe Cecil Group1. New Zoning Article 161. Statement of Public Purpose2. Street Types3. Building Types4. Open Space Types5. Development Standards for Sites and Buildings6. Nonconforming Lots, Uses and Structures7. Off-Street Parking and Access Standards8. Landscaping, Screening and Lighting Standards9. AdministrationOverview of Proposed Form-Based ZoningVillage Residential Street Type
  11. 11. Form Based Zoning, Town of AmherstInnovative Zoning Proposals: East Harwich and Amherst2012 MAPD ConferenceThe Cecil GroupOverview of Proposed Form-Based Zoning1. New Zoning Article 161. Statement of Public Purpose2. Street Types3. Building Types4. Open Space Types5. Development Standards for Sites and Buildings6. Nonconforming Lots, Uses and Structures7. Off-Street Parking and Access Standards8. Landscaping, Screening and Lighting Standards9. AdministrationAccess Street Type
  12. 12. Form Based Zoning, Town of AmherstInnovative Zoning Proposals: East Harwich and Amherst2012 MAPD ConferenceThe Cecil Group1. New Zoning Article 161. Statement of Public Purpose2. Street Types3. Building Types4. Open Space Types5. Development Standards for Sites and Buildings6. Nonconforming Lots, Uses and Structures7. Off-Street Parking and Access Standards8. Landscaping, Screening and Lighting Standards9. AdministrationOverview of Proposed Form-Based ZoningMulti-Purpose Path Type
  13. 13. Form Based Zoning, Town of AmherstInnovative Zoning Proposals: East Harwich and Amherst2012 MAPD ConferenceThe Cecil GroupOverview of Proposed Form-Based Zoning1. New Zoning Article 161. Statement of Public Purpose2. Street Types3. Building Types4. Open Space Types5. Development Standards for Sites and Buildings6. Nonconforming Lots, Uses and Structures7. Off-Street Parking and Access Standards8. Landscaping, Screening and Lighting Standards9. Administration
  14. 14. Form Based Zoning, Town of AmherstInnovative Zoning Proposals: East Harwich and Amherst2012 MAPD ConferenceThe Cecil GroupAtkins Corner Zoning District Precedents
  15. 15. Form Based Zoning, Town of AmherstInnovative Zoning Proposals: East Harwich and Amherst2012 MAPD ConferenceThe Cecil GroupOverview of Proposed Form-Based Zoning1. New Zoning Article 161. Statement of Public Purpose2. Street Types3. Building Types4. Open Space Types5. Development Standards for Sites and Buildings6. Nonconforming Lots, Uses and Structures7. Off-Street Parking and Access Standards8. Landscaping, Screening and Lighting Standards9. Administration
  16. 16. Form Based Zoning, Town of AmherstInnovative Zoning Proposals: East Harwich and Amherst2012 MAPD ConferenceThe Cecil GroupAtkins Corner Zoning District Precedents
  17. 17. Form Based Zoning, Town of AmherstInnovative Zoning Proposals: East Harwich and Amherst2012 MAPD ConferenceThe Cecil GroupOverview of Proposed Form-Based Zoning1. New Zoning Article 161. Statement of Public Purpose2. Street Types3. Building Types4. Open Space Types5. Development Standards for Sites and Buildings6. Nonconforming Lots, Uses and Structures7. Off-Street Parking and Access Standards8. Landscaping, Screening and Lighting Standards9. AdministrationIncludes General Development Standards for: appearance, façade length and articulation, buildingseparation, building entrance location, transparency, building roof form and features, groundstory heightsIncluding Specific Development Standards that differentiate special characteristics of each Form-Based District for: North Amherst Village Center, Atkins Corners, Educational Form OverlayDistrict.
  18. 18. Form Based Zoning, Town of AmherstInnovative Zoning Proposals: East Harwich and Amherst2012 MAPD ConferenceThe Cecil GroupOverview of Proposed Form-Based Zoning1. New Zoning Article 161. Statement of Public Purpose2. Street Types3. Building Types4. Open Space Types5. Development Standards for Sites and Buildings6. Nonconforming Lots, Uses and Structures7. Off-Street Parking and Access Standards8. Landscaping, Screening and Lighting Standards9. Administration
  19. 19. Form Based Zoning, Town of AmherstInnovative Zoning Proposals: East Harwich and Amherst2012 MAPD ConferenceThe Cecil GroupObservations

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