Georgetown to consider lowering thresholds for Major Development Review
Posted on March 17th at 10:03am.
The Georgetown Planning Board is proposing zoning amendments that would lower the threshold for a Major Development Review (MDR). Under the proposed zoning amendments, a special permit would be required under the following circumstances:
All new or proposed existing uses as defined by the Georgetown Zoning Bylaw that generate 500 (currently 1000) or more vehicle trips today.
All uses that create 30 (currently 50) or more dwelling units.
All subdivisions of land into 30 (currently 50) or more building lots.
Any expansion of an existing use in which the expansion exceeds the above thresholds, or the expansion exceeds 20% of the existing vehicle trips per days, dwelling units, or building lots.
After the review of a project the Special Permit Granting Authority (SPGA) for Major Development Review will either grant the special permit as presented, grant the special permit with conditions, or deny the special permit. Updates will be posted to the GA Blog.