This report summarizes the findings and recommendations of the two remaining members of
Commercial Zone Advisory Committee (CZAC), in regards to the zoning amendments needed in the
recommendations in this report deal with restricting retail and wholesale development within the town
and do not constrain other types of commercial development. The full set of recommendations can be
found on page 16 of this report.
A. Comprehensive Land Use Plan
Appropriate development is that development which follows the tenets of the New Scotland
Comprehensive Plan. The commercial zone is located in what is described in the Comprehensive Plan as
the hamlet of ‘New Scotland.’ The plan states “Designate Clarksville, Feura Bush, New Scotland, New
Salem and Unionville as Town center areas and preserve and foster the traditional development pattern
in these zones with land use regulations which allow for residential lots at higher densities, mixed use
structures, offices and commercial establishments” (CLUP p. 153).
The Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) of the Town of New Scotland is clear in that large,
regionally drawing retail development projects should not be permitted in the Town. It states that
“Preference for small scale stores, large scale "regional malls" was not favored” (CLUP p. 3) and
“future commercial uses should be limited to those necessary to service the local needs of the Town’s
residents.” (CLUP, p. 140.).
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