Current activities include:
- Sign up for our PCD "NOTIFY ME" email updates to get notified when meetings are happening.
- Fill out our comment form: https://www.town.billerica.ma.us/zoningfeedback
- Visit our "Ask A Planner" sessions: Planning staff holds office hours periodically out in the community. Bookmark this page and check the column on the right for the most up-to-date-schedules.
Ask a Planner sessions at Billerica Farmers Market Kick off. Keep an eye on the column to the right of this page for the most up to date schedule. Also, NMCOG Staff presented to the Planning Board at the 8/21/2023 meeting.
Discussion of MBTA Communities at Planning Board Meeting. RFP for Zoning Recodification was released.
The MBTA Communities work kicked off with a presentation to the Planning Board on June 12th. Find more info on the MBTA Communities Page.
At the Annual Town meeting in early May, the Town voted to authorize funds to hire a consultant to undertake recommendations in the Technical Analysis portion of the Zoning Audit report. This "recodification" process will start over the summer.
The Zoning Diagnostic Report (Zoning Audit) was completed in mid-April. This will be used to guide the recodification effort.
The PCD Staff has set up a series of drop-in office hours in the community during March and April for anyone with questions about planning and zoning to come talk with us. See the schedule on the right side of this page for updated dates, times, and locations. More dates and times will be released after Town Meeting for dates in May, June, & July.
- Article #32 for Zoning Recodification Funding will be discussed at Town Meeting in May. The recodification will be based on the Zoning Audit undertaken by Barrett Planning Group. The final Zoning Audit by Barrett Planning should be available in early April.
The Town has engaged a consultant, Barrett Planning, LLC to undertake an audit of our current zoning and make recommendations for restructuring the document to make it easier to read and use as well as eliminate internal inconsistencies and conflicts with state law.
The Town is also working on creating zoning in the coming year that will comply with the MBTA Communities Legislation. As of 1/31/2023, the Action Plan was submitted.
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