Gloucester City Council Votes on Proposed Zoning Changes
Posted on April 29th at 2:08pm.
The Gloucester City Council voted on four zoning changes related to the development of two-family homes. These four changes were among the nine initially recommended by the Gloucester Planning Board. Please see the two rejected zoning changes:
Allow homeowners to convert a single-family home into a two-family in the R-40, R-30, R20, and R-10 districts by-right. 6-3 against.
Allow two family home construction by special permit in the RC-40, coastal residential districts. 8-1 against.
Please see the two approved changes:
Allow three family home construction by special permit in the R-30 district. 8-1 for.
More uniform minimum lot frontage and lot width requirements in certain residential districts. 8-1 for.
Changes, including allowing the construction of three family homes by-right in the R-5 district, and increased height allowances for residential and multifamily projects were not discussed at the meeting. A public hearing to discuss these changes will be held on May 10th.