Ipswich, Mass. Mixed-use Development

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Ipswich, Mass. Mixed-use Development

  1. 1. Mixed Use Development in Ipswich Presented to the MAPC Annual Meeting June 1, 2011
  2. 2. Mixed Use Development in Ipswich <ul><li>Ipswich strongly encourages mixed-use development (commercial and residential), primarily in its central business districts </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Support for mixed use development is reflected in goals & policies of Town’s long-range planning documents ( Ipswich Community Development Plan, Ipswich Town Character Statement, and Ipswich Downtown Development Plan ) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  3. 3. Mixed Use Development in Ipswich <ul><li>Incentive for mixed-use development is provided in Ipswich’s zoning bylaw </li></ul><ul><li>In Central Business District & General Business District, buildings which mix commercial (primarily 1 st floor) and residential units (primarily upper floors) receive significant density bonus (33% for six residential units; 80% for 10 unit project; 100% for 16 units) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why Mixed Use? <ul><li>Residents in commercial centers provide activity after dark and customer base for downtown businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Increases economic viability of overall development </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to establish residential units creates alternative to office use </li></ul>
  5. 5. Results of policies/incentives <ul><li>Over past 16 years all new commercial development in downtown Ipswich has been mixed use </li></ul>
  6. 6. 42 Market Street <ul><li>This building is located in the heart of the downtown and replaced a vacant Woolworth’s store. It contains a retail paint store on first floor and four apartments on upper floors. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  7. 7. 19 Depot Square <ul><li>This building contains three commercial businesses on the first floor and ten apartments on the upper floors, three of which are permanently restricted as affordable housing </li></ul>
  8. 8. 17 Hammatt Street <ul><li>This building, which was built on the same foundation as a single-story, fire damaged building, contains two retail stores on the first floor and two residential apartments on the upper floor </li></ul>
  9. 9. 108-112 County Road <ul><li>Slated for completion in August, this 40B development near town center contains 48 permanently restricted affordable apartments and two commercial spaces. </li></ul>
  10. 10. 108-112 County Road
  11. 11. 108-112 County Road <ul><li>Commercial units were added at urging of Planning Board </li></ul><ul><li>Developer initially skeptical then came to embrace it </li></ul>

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