TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

ARTICLE 1 - AUTHORITY AND INTENT       1-1

1.1.         Authority           1-1

1.2.         Purpose  1-1

1.3.         Construction and Intent 1-1

1.4.         Vested rights      1-2

1.4.1.      Vesting of land development and subdivision regulations for major developments  1-2

1.4.2.      Vesting of land development and subdivision regulations for minor developments 1-2

1.4.3.      Vesting of zoning provisions  1-2

1.4.4.      Vesting of phased development         1-2

ARTICLE 2 - DEFINITIONS        2-1

ARTICLE 3 - GENERAL REQUIREMENTS    3-1

3.1.         Requirements for approval         3-1

3.1.1.      Required findings       3-1

3.2.         Phasing of major land developments and major subdivisions   3-1

3.3.         Yield plan          3-3

3.4.         Environmental study      3-4

3.4.         Private streets     3-5

ARTICLE 4 - SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS       4-1

4.1.         Conservation developments       4-1

4.1.1.      Definition and purpose           4-1

4.1.2.      Applicability   4-1

4.1.3.      Design process            4-2

4.1.4.      Residential density     4-2

4.1.5.      Open space      4-3

4.1.6.      Perimeter buffer areas 4-6

4.1.7.      Conservation Developments in the Agricultural Overlay zoning district       4-6

4.2.         Residential Compounds 4-7

4.2.1.      Density calculation     4-7

4.2.2.      General requirements  4-7

4.2.3.      Open space      4-8

4.2.4.      Improvement standards          4-8

4.2.5.      Residential Compounds in the Agricultural Overlay zoning district  4-8

4.3.         Minor subdivisions that do not create or extend a street           4-9

4.3.1.      Conditions that may be imposed           4-9

ARTICLE 5 - PROCEDURE FOR APPROVAL OF SUBDIVISIONS AND LAND DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS   5-1

5.1.         General requirements     5-1

5.2.         Certification that an application is complete     5-1

5.3.         Administrative subdivision        5-2

5.4.         Pre-application review   5-3

5.5.         Minor subdivisions and land development projects      5-3

5.6.         Major subdivisions and land development projects       5-5

5.7.         Site walk            5-7

5.8.         Decisions by the Planning Board and Administrative Officer  5-8

5.9.         Notice requirements       5-9

5.10.       Planning Board approval with additional municipal approval   5-11

5.11.       Reinstatement of applications    5-11

ARTICLE 6 - RECORDING OF PLATS AND PLANS AND ACCEPTANCE OF PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS  6-1

6.1.         Procedure for recording plats and plans            6-1

6.2.         Requirements for digital data    6-1

6.3.         Changes to recorded plats and plans     6-2

6.3.1.      Minor changes 6-2

6.3.2.      Major changes 6-2

6.4.         Acceptance of public improvements      6-3

ARTICLE 7 - IMPROVEMENT AND MAINTENANCE GUARANTEES   7-1

7.1.         Improvement guarantees            7-1

7.2.         Maintenance guarantees 7-2

ARTICLE 8 - WAIVERS AND MODIFICATIONS       8-1

8.1.         Waiver or modification of regulations   8-1

ARTICLE 9 - ENFORCEMENT   9-1

9.1.         Violations           9-1

9.2.         Penalties 9-1

9.3.         Injunctive relief  9-1

ARTICLE 10 - ADOPTION AND AMENDMENT OF REGULATIONS       10-1

10.1.       Notice of proposed adoption or amendment     10-1

10.2.       Public hearing    10-2

10.3.       Appeals of adoption or amendment      10-2

ARTICLE 11 - ADMINISTRATION OF THE REGULATIONS         11-1

11.1.       The Administrative Officer       11-1

11.1.1.    Administration            11-1

11.1.2.    Responsibilities           11-1

11.1.3.    Alternate Administrative Officer       11-1

11.2.       Technical Review Committee    11-1

11.3.       Administrative Fees       11-2

11.3.1.    Application Fees         11-2

11.3.2.    Project review fees      11-4

11.3.3.    Inspection fees            11-5

11.4.       Planning Board Records            11-5

ARTICLE 12 - APPEALS  12-1

12.1.       Appeals to the Board of Appeal – procedure.   12-1

12.2.       Appeals to the Board of Appeal – Hearing.      12-1

12.3.       Appeals to the Board of Appeal – Decision.     12-1

12.4.       Appeals to the Superior Court   12-2

ARTICLE 13 - DESIGN and IMPROVEMENT STANDARDS           13-1

13.1.       General Requirements    13-1

13.2.       Residential Site Design  13-2

13.2.1.    Site context plan         13-2

13.2.2.    Existing Conditions and Resources Plan        13-2

13.2.3.    Development overlay plan      13-3

13.2.3.1. Open space designation          13-3

13.2.4.    Location of buildings  13-4

13.2.5.    Location of streets, walkways, trails, and driveways 13-4

13.2.6.    Location of lot lines    13-4

13.3.       Commercial and industrial site design   13-4

13.3.1.    Building location        13-4

13.3.2.    Streets 13-5

13.4.       Street Classification       13-5

13.5.       Street Dimensions and Design   13-6

13.6.       Street Layout     13-15

13.6.1.    General requirements  13-15

13.6.2.    Dead end streets         13-15

13.6.3.    Private streets  13-15

13.6.4.    Street alignment          13-15

13.6.5.    Sight distance 13-16

13.6.6.    Street names    13-16

13.6.7.    Access to adjoining property  13-16

13.7.       Streetscape Features      13-16

13.7.1.    Street signs      13-16

13.7.2.    Street lighting 13-17

13.7.3.    Pedestrian walkways  13-17

13.7.4.    Street trees      13-17

13.7.5.    Mailboxes        13-18

13.7.6.    School bus waiting zone parking bump-outs  13-18

13.8.       Landscaping       13-18

13.8.1.    When landscaping is required 13-18

13.8.2.    Landscape plan           13-19

13.9.       Monuments        13-19

13.9.1.    Boundary markers on streets and open space lots      13-20

13.9.2.    Markers on lot corners            13-20

13.10.     Bicycle Paths     13-20

13.11.     Easements          13-20

13.11.1.  Water Courses 13-20

13.11.2.  Drainage facilities       13-20

13.11.3.  Grading           13-21

13.11.4.  Sight distance 13-21

13.11.5.  Bicycle or pedestrian access   13-21

13.12.     Stormwater management systems          13-21

13.12.1.  General requirements  13-21

13.12.2.  System design criteria 13-22

13.12.3.  Design criteria for structures and appurtenances        13-23

13.12.4.  Contents of plans and supporting documentation      13-24

13.13.     Reserved            13-25

13.14.     Utilities  13-25

13.14.1.  Water lines      13-25

13.14.2.  Gas lines          13-25

13.14.3.  Electric, telephone, and cable lines     13-25

13.14.4.  Fire hydrants or storage tanks 13-26

13.15.     Soil Erosion and Sediment Control       13-26

13.15.1.  Contents of plan         13-26

13.15.2.  Measures required during construction           13-27

13.16.     Off-Site Improvements  13-27

13.17.     Flood Hazard Areas       13-27

ARTICLE 14 - CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS & PROCEDURES   14-1

14.1.       General Requirements    14-1

14.2.       Construction Procedures            14-1

14.2.1.    Pre-construction meeting        14-1

14.2.2.    Notification before construction begins.        14-1

14.2.3.    Required inspections.  14-1

14.2.4.    Request for inspection            14-2

14.2.5.    Recording of as-built drawings          14-2

14.2.6.    Construction litter and debris 14-2

14.3.       Street Construction Specifications        14-2

14.3.1.    Clearing and grubbing            14-2

14.3.2.    Preparation of the sub-base     14-2

14.3.3.    Application of the base course            14-3

14.3.4.    Paving 14-3

14.4.       Drainage Structures and Improvements            14-4

14.4.1.    Catch basins and manholes.    14-4

14.4.2.    Pipe culverts and drain lines.  14-4

14.4.3.    Backfill material.         14-4

14.5.       Pedestrian Walkways Adjacent to Streets.        14-4

14.5.1.    Construction.  14-4

14.5.2.    Curbs   14-5

ARTICLE 15 - CHECKLISTS       15-1

 

 

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