DEC logo ZONING BY-LAWS
Devens Regional Enterprise Zone

November 18, 1994

The Joint Boards of Selectmen:
    Town of Ayer
    Town of Harvard
    Town of Lancaster
    Town of Shirley
The Massachusetts Government Land Bank

Table of Permitted Uses
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter I GENERAL PROVISIONS
A.
B.
C.
 
D.
E.
Authority
Purpose
Legal Relation Among the By-Laws, the Reuse Plan,
and the Commission Regulations

Effective Date of by-Laws
Severability
Chapter II ADMINISTRATION OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF DEVENS
A.
 
 
B.
C.
D.
E.
Composition of Commission, Meetings, Notice of Meetings and
Public Hearings Quorum, Minutes of Meetings, Decisions of
Commission, and Subcommittees

Powers and Responsibilities of the Commission
Commission's Enforcement Powers
Commission's Public Safety and Public Health Obligations
Land Use Administrator, Staff, Consultants
Chapter III PERMITTING PROCEDURES
A.
B.
C.
D.
E. 

F. 

G.
H.
I.
J.
K.
General Provisions
Event Permit
Development Permit
Levels of Review
Contents and Procedure Applicable to a Development
Permit Application

Innovative Development Options for Level Two
Development Proposals

Reuse of Existing Buildings
Site Plan Review
Fees and Fines
Visual Impact of Buildings in Viewsheds
Earth Removal Permit
Chapter IV VARIANCES, INTERPRETATIONS, RECONSIDERATION, APPEALS
A.
B.
C. 

D.
E.
F.
Variances
Interpretations
Request for Reconsideration by an Applicant or an
Aggrieved Person

Request for Reconsideration by Town
Procedure for Reconsideration
Appeal of the Commission's Actions
Chapter V ZONING DISTRICTS AND ZONING MAP
A.
B.
C.
Zoning Districts and Development Goals -- General Description
Open Space and Recreation
Zoning Map
Chapter VI PERMITTED USES
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
General Land Use Categories
Accessory Uses
Prohibited Uses
Exempt Uses
Interim Uses
Hazardous Waste Facilities
Chapter VII NONCONFORMING USES AND STRUCTURES
Chapter VIII SUBDIVISIONS
A.
B.
General
Subdivision Regulations
Chapter IX DENSITY AND DIMENSIONAL REQUIREMENTS
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
General
Specific Requirements
Height Limitations
Floor Area Ratio
Residential Density
Frontage
Setback
Chapter X ESTABLISHMENT OF FLOODPLAIN, WATER RESOURCES PROTECTION, AND HISTORIC DISTRICTS
A.
B.
C.
D.
Overlay Districts
Floodplain Protection Districts
Water Resources Protection Districts
Historic Districts
Chapter XI WATER RESOURCES PROTECTION REQUIREMENTS
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
Obiectives
General Guidelines
Rail, Industrial, Trade-Related Zoning District
General Design/Planning Provisions
Operational Activities
Chapter XII WETLANDS PROTECTION
A.
B.
C.
Objectives
General Provisions
Specific Provisions
Chapter XIII SIGNS
Chapter XIV PARKING
A.
B.
C.
Parking Regulations
Number of Spaces Required
Parking Requirements in the Innovation and Technology Center Zoning District
Chapter XV SUBSTANTIAL REVISIONS TO THE REUSE PLAN AND BY-LAWS
Chapter XVI DEFINITIONS
Exhibit A Zoning Map (271K)
Exhibit A1 Plan of Water Resources Protection Districts
Exhibit B Density/Intensity Regulations
Exhibit C Parking Schedule
Exhibit D Table of Permitted Uses

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