The Planning Board may grant a Special Permit for an Open Space Residential Development for any parcel or contiguous parcels in the same ownership within the Rural Residential, Suburban Residential or Special Use Districts provided that the total land area is at least ten (10) acres. The Planning Board may determine that two or more parcels separated by a road or other man-made feature are
“contiguous” resource and
for the purpose of effectively satisfy
if they will serve and Intent of this
as a singular
applicant for an OSRD Special Permit will be required to a conventional residential subdivision and an open space in accordance with the provisions of this Bylaw.
file plans showing both residential development
Pre- Application Conference:
A pre-application meeting between Planning and other staff and
applicant may conventional and
outline the proposed OSRD models to receive
development including both preliminary feedback prior to a
complete design of the project. promote better communications
This pre-application meeting will help to and will help to avoid misunderstandings
about the bylaw, regulation.
The applicant is also encouraged to request a pre-application review at a regular business meeting of the Planning Board. If the applicant chooses to request a pre-application meeting, the Planning Board may, at its discretion, invite other Town boards to attend the pre-application review. The purpose of a pre-application review is to minimize the applicant’s costs of engineering and other technical experts, and to commence discussions with the Planning Board at the earliest possible stage in the development. At the pre-application review, the applicant may outline the proposed development including both conventional and OSRD models, seek preliminary feedback from the Planning Board and/or its technical experts, and set a timetable for submittal of a formal application.
The applicant is encouraged to request a site visit by the Planning Board and/or its agents in order to facilitate pre-application review of the Special
discretion invite other Town
requested, the Planning Board Boards to attend the site visit.
Pre-Application Submittals. In order to facilitate review of the Special Permit at the pre-application stage, applicants should submit the following information: