The Beverly City Council will hold a public meeting on January 30th at 7:00 PM in the City Council Chambers to discuss zoning changes related to ADUs, building height restrictions, and inclusionary zoning. A new ADU ordinance was proposed by Councilor Bowen, as a means to increase Beverly’s housing stock.
The proposed amendments to the inclusionary zoning ordinance will do the following:
Reduce unit threshold to triggering inclusionary zoning requirements from 6 to 4
Require 12% of units affordable to a household with income at or below 80% of the AMI as the only option available to developers
Offsite units are no longer permitted
There are three different height threshold changes that are being considered:
Implement a 3-story height limit on all new construction
Restrict the height allowance of new buildings in the Cabot Street Corridor (CC2 District) to four stories.
Remove tall building overlay district (over 5 stories by special permit in a section of Rantoul Street)
Residents are encouraged to attend and ask questions and/or provide feedback about the ordinance. If an in-person attendance is not possible, the meeting will be streamed HERE.