Legal Notice: Planning Board Hearing on Zoning Bylaw amendments – Aug 11th

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A s.5, the Maynard Planning Board will hold a remote public hearing on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. to consider recommending approval of amendments to the Maynard Protective Zoning By- laws to the October 5, 2020 Special Town Meeting.

This meeting will be conducted remotely.  To access and participate in the meeting:

Meeting will be live streamed on the Town of Maynard Facebook page. All meeting materials can be accessed on Board Docs at: http://go.boarddocs.com/ma/tom/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=BRPQJD697CAB. Materials can be provided by email by contacting: Bnemser@townofmaynard.net. Questions for the Board before or during the meeting can be emailed to: Bnemser@townofmaynard.net.

The proposed amendments consist of:

1. Amend the “Zoning Map of Maynard” referred to under Section Two of the Protective Zoning By-law, as amended by changing the zoning designation from “General Residence” to an “Open Space” zoning district for the property located at 12 Bancroft Street (Assessor’s Map 20, Parcels 234.  This is a portion of the Coolidge School site located just east of the former school structure extending to Parker Street. It includes the sledding hill area) legal descriptions as follows:

“Thence: S 73° 56′ 37″ E a distance of two hundred four and fifty-eight hundredths (204.58) feet to a point; Thence: S 52° 02′ 44″ E a distance of one hundred fifty-five and eighty-eight hundredths (155.88) feet to a point on the westerly sideline of Parker Street; Thence: S 14° 21′ 00″ W a distance of one hundred ninety-two and no hundredths (192.00) feet along the westerly sideline of Parker street to a point on the northerly sideline of Elmwood Street; Thence: N 73° 55′ 54″ W a distance of four hundred forty-three and seventy-five hundredths (443.75) feet along the northerly sideline of Elmwood Street to a point on the easterly sideline of Bancroft Street; Thence: N 12° 11′ 06″ E a distance of forty-seven and twenty-one hundredths (47.21) feet along the easterly sideline of Bancroft Street to a point; Thence: S 77° 48′ 54″ E a distance of ninety-two and forty hundredths (92.40) feet to a point; Thence: N 29° 29′ 41″ E a distance of ninety-two and eighteen hundredths (92.18) feet to a point; Thence: N 11° 50′ 57″ E a distance of forty-three and four hundredths (43.04) feet to a point; Thence: N 78° 09′ 03″ W a distance of thirteen and seventy hundredths (13.70) feet to a point; Thence: N 11° 50′ 57″ E a distance of sixty-five and twenty-two hundredths (65.22) feet to the point of beginning.” Lot B is shown on a plan entitled “Plan of Land in Maynard, Massachusetts (Middlesex County)”; For: Town of Maynard; Scale 1”=40’; Dated: January 22, 2020; prepared by Stamski and McNary, Inc., 1000 Main Street, Acton, MA.

2. Amend Section 11.0, Definitions, by adding the definition for “For-profit educational institution” (the proposed text is underlined):

Educational Institution, For-Profit: A school or other education institution owned by a private, profit-seeking business or entity. This does not include educational purposes on land owned or leased by the commonwealth or any of its agencies, subdivisions or bodies politic or by a religious sect or denomination, or by a nonprofit educational corporation.

3. Amend Section 9.4.10 Parking; by changing the section number from 9.4.10 to 9.4.9.

The Planning Board is the sponsor of these articles. A copy of the proposed Zoning By-law amendments are on file with the Office of Municipal Services Planning Division, and the Town Clerk’s Office,  or by contacting 978-897-1302.

Bill Nemser
Town Planner