Lakeshore Zoning proposal has been rewritten after largest response from property owners in history of the Planning Commission

The Greensboro Planning Commission met on Monday night and voted to amend the proposed zoning bylaw regarding the Lakeshore area.  Major changes include dropping the “Tree Matrix” proposal which dictated the number and size of trees which could be removed close to the lakefront and a change in the Regulation regarding “non conforming structures” to allow the replacement of damaged property much along the lines of the existing zoning (i.e. within the existing footprint). An additional meeting is being held October 21 to decide the issue of new “Boathouses”. Existing boathouses may be rebuilt if they are destroyed.

The GPC has prepared an excellent and updated comparision of the current and proposed zoning bylaw for the Lakeshore district.

The Planning Commission made the changes in response to written comments by property owners in the Lakeshore District.   The number of emails and letters was the largest which the Planning Commission has ever received regarding proposed changes to any regulation.  The GPC has expressed appreciation for the level of response from the community.

They are planning to hold a public hearing December 2, 2013 and the Town will vote on the final Proposal in March at Town Meeting.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the Planning Commission at [email protected] or (802) 533-2911.


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