Zoning By-Law

Including Various Rules and Regulations
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As amended through June 6, 2016
Approved July 21, 2016

Zoning Map of the Town of Belmont

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Town of Belmont Zoning By-Law
Section
Description
1.1 Title and Authority
1.2 Purposes
1.3 Basic Requirements
1.4 Definitions and Abbreviations
1.5 Nonconforming Uses and Structures
1.6 Variation
2.1 Classes
2.2 Location
2.3 Boundaries
2.4 Floodplain District Delineation
3.1 General Requirements
3.2 Interpretation
3.3 Schedule of Use Regulations
3.4 Accessory Uses
3.5 Major Development
4.1 General Requirements
4.2 Schedule of Dimensional Regulations
4.3 Specific Requirements
4.4 Local Business I Exceptions
5.1 Off-Street Parking and Loading
5.2 Signs
5.3 Landscaping
5.4 Environmental Controls
6.1 Swimming Pools
6.2 Earth Removal
6.3A Public Building and School Conversion
6.3B Public Building and School Conversion - 10,000 Sq. Ft. or Less in LB1
6.4 Elderly Housing
6.5 Cluster Development
6.6 Floodplain District
6.7 Motor Vehicle Service Stations
6.8 Wireless Telecommunications Facilities
6.9 Affordable Housing
6.10 Inclusionary Housing
6.11 Historic Accessory Building Preservation
6.12 Religious and Municipal Building Preservation
6A.1 Allowed Uses
6A.2 Dimensional Requirements
6A.3 Parking and Access Requirements
6A.4 Design and Site Plan Review
6A.5 Stormwater Management Facilities
6A.6 Coordination with Other Provisions of By-Law
6A.7 Validity
6B.1 Allowed Uses
6B.2 Dimensional Requirements
6B.3 Parking and Access Requirements
6B.4 Signs
6B.5 Lighting
6B.6 Design and Site Plan Review
6B.7 Stormwater Management Facilities
6B.8 Site Plan Review Procedures
6B.9 Coordination with Other Provisions of By-Law
6B.10 Validity
6C.1 Purpose
6C.2 Scope and Authority
6C.3 Establishment and Delineation of The Oakley Neighborhood Smart Growth Overlay District and Sub-Districts
6C.4 Definitions
6C.5 Permitted Uses
6C.6 Prohibited Uses or Activities in the OL
6C.7 Building Renovation and Additional Allowable Dwelling Units
6C.8 Dimensional and Other Requirements
6C.9 Off-Street Parking
6C.10 Design Standards
6C.11 Affordable Housing
6C.12 Administration
6C.13 Waivers
6C.14 Fair Housing Requirement
6C.15 Annual Update
6C.16 Notification of Issuance of Building Permits
6C.17 Date of Effect
6C.18 Severability
6D. Single and Two-family Dwellings in the General Residence Zoning Districts
6D.1 Purpose
6D.2 Time Limitation
6D.3 Use Regulation and Authority
6D.4 Performance Standards
6D.5 Submission Requirements for Design and Site Plan Review
6D.6 Special Permit Standards
6D.7 Single-Family Dwellings as an Alternative to a Two-Family Dwelling
6D.8 Conditions of Approval
6D.9 Severability, Conflict with Other By-Laws
6E. Medical Marijuana Overlay District 6E.1 Purpose
6E.2 Authority and Establishment
6E.3 Use Regulations
6E.4 Physical and Locational Requirements
6E.5 Application
6E.6 Special Permit Criteria
6E.7 Special Permit Conditions
6E.8 Exemption from RMD Special Permit Requirement
6E.9 Severability
7.1 Enforcement & Penalty
7.2 Compliance
7.3 Design and Site Plan Review
7.4 Special Permits
7.5 Development Impact Report 
7.6 Board of Appeals
7.7 Repetitive Petitions
7.8 Amendment
7.9 Validity
7.10 Effective Date
8.1 General
8.2 Uses
8.3 Performance and Design Standards
8.4 Four Story Development Projects
8.5 Submittal Requirements
8.6 Procedures
   

 

Guidelines
Rules and Regulations
Description
The Oakley Neighborhood Smart Growth Overley District Design Standards
Rules Regarding Consultant Review Fees for Wireless Telecommunications Facilities
Rules and Regulations pertaining to Comprehensive Permit Applications (40B)
Planning Board Design Review Guidelines
Planning Board Rules and Regulations for the implementation of the Cushing Square Overlay District

 

Amendment History
 Since the 1988 Comprehensive Update