Chaper 40 R Presentation


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Presentation to the Dennis Planning Board regarding a proposal for creating a Chapter 40R Residential Zoning District.

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Chaper 40 R Presentation

  1. 1. Town of Dennis Chapter 40R Zoning
  2. 2. What is Chapter 40R? <ul><li>Chapter 40R is special legislation to promote new approaches to housing development </li></ul><ul><li>It provides an incentive laden alternative to Chapter 40B projects </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes by-right zoning for housing creation with financial support for infrastructure and schools </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why Chapter 40R for Dennis? <ul><li>The Dennis Affordable Housing By-law promotes equivalent housing opportunities but by Special Permit rather than by-right </li></ul><ul><li>Provides financial rewards for appropriate projects the Town may have approved anyway </li></ul><ul><li>If the site is right, create appropriate zoning with all design standards set up front rather than in Special Permit process. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Proposal <ul><li>Rezone a site which represents a “conflicting land use” to promote a more appropriate future for the site </li></ul><ul><li>Promote “down-sized” housing close to a village center </li></ul><ul><li>Assist in relocating grandfathered use to a more appropriate location </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Site Northern Paving property in Dennisport which is adjacent to a high density housing project and sensitive wetlands .
  6. 6. Site Characteristics <ul><li>Acres: 7.3 +/- acres </li></ul><ul><li>6.31 upland </li></ul><ul><li>1.03 wetland </li></ul><ul><li>Zoning: General Commercial II and Residential 40 </li></ul><ul><li>Existing Uses: Construction company; school buses, automobile repair, residential </li></ul><ul><li>Construction company: 3 on-site employees, 15 truck drivers </li></ul><ul><li>Includes 3000 gallon above ground diesel storage tank for fleet refueling; vehicle repair, vehicle storage (15 dump trucks, associated trailers and up to 15 tractors/back hoes) </li></ul><ul><li>Bus company: 4 on site employees, 50 bus drivers </li></ul><ul><li>Includes 3000 gallon above ground diesel storage tank for fleet refueling (separate from that for construction company); vehicle repair, vehicle storage (50 buses currently allowed) </li></ul><ul><li>Automobile and small engine repair: 1 employee, 1 bay, 496 sf </li></ul><ul><li>Residential structure: 2 bedrooms </li></ul>
  7. 7. Proximity The site is immediately adjacent to the Dennisport Village Center and is walkable to the village and Route 28 public transportation services.
  8. 9. The Plan <ul><li>Rezone to Chapter 40R single family residential standards – 8 units per acre </li></ul><ul><li>Establish development standards including unit sizes, spacing and parking requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Establish building heights and footprints which promote down-sized housing </li></ul>
  9. 10. Follow the West Coast “Cottage on the Common” Style Guidelines
  10. 12. The Proposal <ul><li>Allow 8 - 12 units per acre </li></ul><ul><li>Require 50 foot wetland setbacks consistent with current wetlands restrictions </li></ul><ul><li>Require 50 foot street frontage which would provide for the access drive </li></ul><ul><li>Require 25 foot front setback from any street </li></ul><ul><li>Require 15 foot perimeter setbacks other than roads </li></ul><ul><li>Require 15 foot spacing between structures </li></ul><ul><li>Structural coverage including porches and walkways 40% </li></ul>
  11. 13. The Proposal <ul><li>Maximum impervious area coverage including parking 60% </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum open space including yards and common areas 40% </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum height with shed style roofs 18 feet </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum height with 6:12 roof slope 25 feet </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum floor area is 1.5 times the footprint with a maximum living space of 1,200 sf. </li></ul><ul><li>Parking required 1.5 spaces per unit </li></ul>
  12. 14. The Dennis Port Design Charrette Has Also Considered This Idea
  13. 15. Benefits <ul><li>As currently crafted 51 residential units, 13 deed restricted affordable. </li></ul><ul><li>Waste water restrictions, might limit this to 90 bedrooms or construction of a treatment plant with nitrogen off-sets from surrounding neighborhood. </li></ul>
  14. 16. Benefits <ul><li>Immediate Chapter 40R payment upon approval of zoning of $75,000 which can be directed to Dennisport infrastructure needs (sidewalks) </li></ul><ul><li>Bonus payment of $3,000 per housing unit upon issuance of building permits for up to $150,000 which can be directed to Dennisport infrastructure. </li></ul>
  15. 17. Benefits <ul><li>Qualifies the town for school payments under Chapter 40S should the project generate more school costs than covered by new taxes. </li></ul><ul><li>Increases the town’s Commonwealth Capital Score and ranking for state grants. </li></ul>
  16. 18. A New Future For Dennisport and a Misused Property