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350aAtt. 1 Table of Use, 350bAtt. 2 Dimen Table

As part of King Street package of zoning changes, create new Entranceway Business District to allow uses consistent with Sustainable Northampton Plan.

Section 350a-Attachement 1 Table of Uses { Add the following table as a distinct table in Attachment 1. }

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ENTRANCEWAY BUSINESS (EB)

ALLOWED USES (by-right unless otherwise noted) any mix or their accessory uses/structures including common drives All retail, wholesale and business sales and supply of goods and services. Establishments with drive through component not allowed. Office with drive through component Office (no drive through) Restaurant (drive through not allowed), bar, entertainment, community center Hotel/motel Health/athletic club, indoor recreation, membership club operated for profit or nonprofit Any residential use above the first floor, home office/occupation Commercial or public parking lot or structure, passenger terminal /stand Facilities for essential services, Municipal facility Educational, religious use, day care, schoolaged child-care program (MGL c. 28A, 9), family day care (with registration with Building Commissioner), Historical association, and nonprofit museum (residence of a caretaker above first floor only), Agricultural uses. Horses and animals as accessory uses in accordance with 350-5.3 Tradesman, artists space Temporary event Funeral establishment

If Checked Site Plan Approval Required by Planning Board See Also 11.1 (new construction of 2,000+ triggers site plan)

If Checked Special Permit approval required by designated board

DIMENSIONS

LANDSCAPING

MINIMUM PARKING

Building/Site Design

Same for all uses

Applies to all change in use of existing buildings and new construction Along Street:
When building abuts sidewalk, no landscaping between building and sidewalk, otherwise minimum 8 buffer as stated below (w/o trees) or plaza area required between sidewalk & building AND A 10 deep planted buffer between sidewalk and parking lot shall include 1 shade tree per 25 of lot frontage in addition to mix of shrubs, grasses, perennials, seating etc. Turf grasses only allowed by Planning Board site plan approval. Sustainable, no mow grasses are strongly encouraged. Screening shall be at least 3 high upon planting to screen car grills. See City list for shade trees. http://www.northamptonma.gov/planbd/. Parking lots shall be designed to prevent bumpers from overhanging 10 buffer. Additionally to accommodate increased pedestrian traffic when site plan is triggered, a 10 cement concrete sidewalk shall be constructed along the length of the property in the right-of-way unless otherwise waived by the Planning Board for intermediate site plan projects.

Same for all uses


Based on footprint/GFA expansion in accord with table 8.1. 1 bike rack per 10 parking spaces up to 15 rqrd. (indoor or outdoor) Storage must allow locking of bicycles to racks or inside storage containers. See remaining portion of 8 for other provisions to share or reduce parking.

Applies to all faade and roof changes


Any proposed landscaping and pedestrian malls or plazas shall be constructed between the building and the front lot line, but may wrap around the side of the building. All facades visible from a public way shall comply with the following: Street faade shall include a door facing the street or on the corner of the building. Windows and doors shall comprise at least 30% of each floors front wall unless other projections or elements are used to enhance the pedestrian experience Other visible facades shall include elements that minimize large expanses of blank walls. Facades facing residential districts shall be designed to minimize impacts & noise, including special care to enclose HVAC or other accessory equipment (cont.)

Min Lot Size = 0


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Frontage/width/ depth = 0 Setbacks Front =0 * Side= 0 Rear= 0

Min Height = 20 Max Height = 65 Open Space = NA (see landscape/ screening) *No parking allowed between street and building and the horizontal plane extended from the building running parallel to the sidewalk.
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No additional off-street parking is required for: (1)Continued use or reuse of existing buildings, as long as that use or reuse does not increase the total floor area within the building nor include outside storage of cars for sale or rent. (2) The replacement of existing finished floor space and unfinished basements on the same parcel with site plan approval (but no increase in net floor space). (3) Municipal Facilities or projects Parking shall not be located within 10 of front lot line.

Site/Parking Lot Landscaping:


See also 350-8.9 for additional rqrd items in parking lots Landscaped islands constructed to meet requirements of 350-8.9 shall include the following as part of meeting the 1 shade tree per:15 parking space tree planting:

(cont.)

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ENTRANCEWAY BUSINESS (EB)
If Checked Site Plan Approval Required by Planning Board See Also 11.1 (new construction of 2,000+ triggers site plan) If Checked Special Permit approval required by designated board

DIMENSIONS

LANDSCAPING

MINIMUM PARKING

Building/Site Design

ALLOWED USES (by-right unless otherwise noted) any mix or their accessory uses/structures including common drives Veterinary hospital in which all animals are kept inside permanent buildings Access to parking over residential lot see 350-8.9 The addition of 6 or more parking spaces Automotive repair (not junkyard) without gasoline sales Telecommunication antennas which are located on existing telecommunications towers or other structures which do not require the construction of a new tower (in accordance with 350-10.9) More than one curb cut (>1 existing may remain unless change of use triggers site plan) Automotive service station (not junkyard) with or without convenience commercial, /Selling, leasing, renting automobiles and/or used automobiles and trucks, new automobile tires and other accessories, boats, motorcycles and household and camping trailers Private utility, substation, or similar facility or building Power Plant or district utility New telecommunications structures/facilities (in accordance with 350-2.1 and 350-10.9)

Same for all uses

Applies to all change in use of existing buildings and new construction


1. 1 shade per 15 parking spaces2.5caliper at planting. 2. Shrubs, ground cover, grasses, flowers ranging up to 3 in height. Islands shall primarily contain vegetation and/or sidewalk. Mulch, stone, etc only used as secondary material. Engineered rain gardens or other green infrastructure elements are strongly encouraged for these islands. Buffer to residential districts:

Same for all uses

Applies to all faade and roof changes


For buildings less than 30 high, roof lines should have a min pitch of 5:12 unless approved otherwise by the Planning Board.

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A 30 wide buffer strip shall be planted along the boundary with any residentially zoned lot. It shall contain a screen of plantings of vertical habit in the center of the strip not less than three feet in width and six feet in height at the time of occupancy of such lot. Individual shrubs shall be planted not more than five feet on center, and individual trees thereafter shall be maintained by the owner or occupants so as to maintain a visually impervious screen (upon planting) year round. At least 50% of the plantings shall be evenly spaced. The buffer may be reduced to a min. 20 width if the Planning Board finds

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ENTRANCEWAY BUSINESS (EB)
If Checked Site Plan Approval Required by Planning Board See Also 11.1 (new construction of 2,000+ triggers site plan) If Checked Special Permit approval required by designated board

DIMENSIONS

LANDSCAPING

MINIMUM PARKING

Building/Site Design

ALLOWED USES (by-right unless otherwise noted) any mix or their accessory uses/structures including common drives Research and development facilities

Same for all uses

Applies to all change in use of existing buildings and new construction


that a sight-impervious wall or fence will be erected of appropriate materials and sufficient height to screen abutting properties and will provide at least as much mitigation as the vegetated barrier described above. Existing trees and ground cover should be preserved in this strip, reducing the need to plant additional trees. Trees may not be cut down in this strip without site plan approval. All landscaping shall be maintained in a healthy growing condition, neat and orderly in appearance, and free of refuse and debris. All plantings shall be arranged and maintained so as to not obscure the vision of traffic.

Same for all uses

Applies to all faade and roof changes

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3503.1/3.4 Map Changes

As part of package of King St changes, add new zoning map for Entranceway Business District. Remap GB & URC to CB. Expand CBAC boundary

{Add to 350-3.1 after CB and before GB} EB Entranceway Business. {Make corresponding Map change 3.4 for HB to EB on King Street. Map change from URC to CB and GB to CB Make corresponding Central Business Architecture Review boundary map changes as well as shown below}

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3507 Sign requirements

Create New Entranceway Business District sign provisions. Simplify ground sign requirements in CB, GB, EB, NB

{Amend section 350 7.4D(3) as follows:} In particular instances the Zoning Board of Appeals mayupon review by Office of Planning and Development staff, issue a special permit sign site plan approval for one ground sign, in addition to wall sign(s) permitted in 350-7.4B above, for each lot frontage of each lot in the Neighborhood Business (NB), General Business (GB), Entranceway Business (EB) and Central Business (CB) Districts, maybe be granted provided that: (a) Sufficient evidence is presented to show thatThere must be unique features to the structure, the orientation of the structure, the location or setback of the structure, or the location of establishments in the structure, especially affecting such structure or establishment, but not generally affecting the zoning district in which it is located, which restrict the visibility of wall sign(s) otherwise allowed by this chapter. (b) Said ground sign shall be located in the same lot as the structure or establishment being advertised. (c) Said ground sign shall not exceed a height of 10 feet, nor have a surface area greater than 80 square feet in the CB or GB, or EB Districts or greater thatthan 20 square feet in the NB District. Illuminated signs that meet ordinance. turned off within half an hour of close of business. Any applicant seeking a larger sign than specified above or any applicant denied a permit may apply for a special permit to , though the Zoning Board of Appeals in accordance with standard application procedures. may require a lesser height or size. {Amend 350-7.4E. Temporary outdoor signs shall be permitted as follows:} (1) One temporary banner of no more than 25 square feet on a property for retail, service and restaurant uses in the Highway Business District for a period not to exceed 30 days per year. (2) One temporary banner of no more than 25 square feet on a property for new retail, service or restaurant uses in the Central Business, Entranceway Business, and General Business Districts for a period not to exceed 30 days. {Amend 350-7.9 as follows:} Stationary off-premises sandwich board signs (intended for pedestrian orientation) are permitted in the Central Business (CB) District, Entranceway Business (EB), General Business (GB) District and Neighborhood Business (NB) District for restaurants and retail business establishments in those districts. All sandwich board signs must receive a permit from the Northampton Board of Public Works in accordance with the Provisions of 264-2 and 264-3 of the Code of ordinances for the City of Northampton.

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3508

Create New Entranceway Business District specifications for parking & curb cuts

{Amend 350-8.1(B) as follows:} For Central Business (CB), Entranceway Business(EB) and General Business (GB) Districts only, no additional off-street parking is required for the following:

{Amend section 8.8 G.} There shall be a maximum of one driveway curb cut per lot. In CB, GB, EB and HB, a special permit from the Planning Board is required for more than one curb cut.

Amend 8.11 as follows: Except in the Central Business District, bicycle racks or other provision for indoor or outdoor storage of bicycles must be provided for all uses for which the zoning requires 10 or more parking spaces. Storage must allow for the locking of bicycles to racks or inside of storage containers. See http://www.northamptonma.gov/opd/Sustainable_Transportation/ for the 2009
Northampton Bicycle parking guide.

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350 11.6 to specify traffic mitigation for EB

Create New Entranceway Business District reference in traffic mitigation table.

{Amend 11.6B.2 table as follows:}


CB, GB, EB, GI and SI Zoning Districts; PV District, except for medical and dental offices; and NB District, except for uses with gas pumps No mitigation

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350 12.2 Lighting

Create New Entranceway Business District standards in lighting section

{Amend 350-12.2C(6) as follows:}


GB/EB/NB/CB/PV 5 2 0

{Amend 350-12.2C(9) as follows:}

Pole heights shall be a maximum of 25 feet in parking lots for commercial and industrial uses within commercial and industrial parking lots and along streets. The maximum height in the Central Business District, Entranceway Business, General Business, and Neighborhood Business Districts and in all residential districts shall be 16 feet. Greater pole heights may be allowed with site plan approval from the Planning Board. Lamp wattage should be lower on poles that are lower heights.