of all such required materials shall be deemed a lack of opposition thereto. In the event that the Planning Board opens the public hearing on the application prior to the expiration of the thirty-five-day period, the Planning Board shall continue the public hearing to permit the formal submission of reports and recommendations within that thirty-five-day period.
Site Visit. Whether or not conducted during the pre-application stage, the Planning Board may conduct a site visit during the public hearing. At the site visit, the Planning Board and/or its agents shall be accompanied by the applicant and/or its agents.
Other Information. The submittals and permits of this section shall be in addition to any other requirements of the Subdivision Control Law or any other provisions of this Zoning Bylaw. To the extent permitted by law, the Planning Board shall coordinate the public hearing required for any application for an OSRD Special Permit with the public hearing required for approval of a Definitive subdivision plan.
Design process. As part of submitting an application for approval of an OSRD Special Permit, applicants are required to demonstrate to the Planning Board that the following Design Process was performed by a multi-disciplinary team of which one member must be a certified Landscape Architect and considered in determining the layout of proposed streets, house lots, and open space as shown on the OSRD plan.
Step One: Identifying Conservation Areas. Identify preservation land by two steps. First, Primary Conservation Areas (such as wetlands, riverfront areas, and floodplains regulated by state or federal law) and Secondary Conservation Areas (including unprotected elements of the natural landscape such as steep slopes, mature woodlands, prime farmland, lands adjacent to other protected lands as depicted on the current Protected Lands Map for the Town of Sturbridge, meadows, wildlife habitats and cultural features such as historic and archeological sites and scenic views) shall be identified and delineated. Second, the Potentially Developable Area will be identified and delineated. To the maximum extent feasible, the Potentially Developable Area shall consist of land outside identified Primary and Secondary Conservation Areas.
Step Two: Locating House Sites.
Locate the approximate sites
delineation of private integrated community,
and shared amenities, so emphasis on consistency
as to reflect an with the Town's
of the development should be maximized.