Town of Barnstable, MA
Barnstable County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Barnstable 4-7-1987 STM by Art. 4; readopted 9-27-1990 by Order No. 90-65[1] (Art. III of Ch. III of the General Ordinances, as updated through 4-10-2003). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Noncriminal disposition — See Ch. 1, Art. I.
Affordable housing — See Ch. 9.
Building construction — See Ch. 47.
Hazardous materials — See Chs. 108 and 381.
Historic properties — See Ch. 112.
Outdoor businesses — See Ch. 141.
Signs — See Ch. 192.
Wetlands protection — See Ch. 237.
Food establishments — See Ch. 322.
On-site sewage disposal systems — See Ch. 360.
Wells — See Ch. 397.
Marinas — See Ch. 405.
Secondhand dealers and secondhand collectors — See Ch. 502.
Subdivision Regulations —  See Ch. 801.
Attachment 1 - Appendix Attachment 2 - Parking Diagrams
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Editor's Note: The readoption of the Zoning Ordinance on 9-27-1990 was its conversion from bylaw adopted by the former Town Meeting to an ordinance adopted by the present Town Council. The amendment dates noted in the text of the chapter include amendments to the original bylaw.
Article I Introduction

§ 240-1 Title.

§ 240-2 Purpose.

§ 240-3 Interpretation.

§ 240-4 Severability.

Article II General Provisions

§ 240-5 Establishment of districts.

§ 240-6 Zoning Map.

§ 240-7 Application of district regulations.

§ 240-8 Exempt uses.

§ 240-9 Temporary uses.

§ 240-10 Prohibited uses.

Article III District Regulations

§ 240-11 RB, RD-1 and RF-2 Residential Districts.

§ 240-12 Pond Village (Barnstable) District of Critical Planning Concern (PVDCPC) R-2C

§ 240-13 RC, RD, RF-1 and RG Residential Districts.

§ 240-14 RC-1 and RF Residential Districts.

§ 240-15 RC-2 Residential District.

§ 240-16 RAH Residential District.

§ 240-16.1 MAH Residential District.

§ 240-17 Open space residential development.

§ 240-17.1 Private-initiated affordable housing development.

§ 240-18 (Reserved)

§ 240-19 (Reserved)

§ 240-20 West Barnstable Village Business District.

§ 240-21 B, BA and UB Business Districts.

§ 240-22 (Reserved)

§ 240-23 MB-A1, MB-A2 and MB-B Business Districts.

§ 240-24 VB-A Business District.

§ 240-24.1 Hyannis Village Zoning Districts.

§ 240-24.1.1 Title.

§ 240-24.1.2 General provisions.

§ 240-24.1.3 HVB Hyannis Village Business District.

§ 240-24.1.4 MS Medical Services District.

§ 240-24.1.5 SF Single Family Residential District.

§ 240-24.1.6 OM Office/Multifamily Residential District.

§ 240-24.1.7 HD Harbor District.

§ 240-24.1.8 HG Hyannis Gateway District.

§ 240-24.1.9 Transportation Hub District.

§ 240-24.1.10 Hyannis Parking Overlay District (HPOD).

§ 240-24.1.11 Site development standards.

§ 240-24.1.12 Design and infrastructure plan.

§ 240-24.1.13 Definitions applicable to the Hyannis Village Zoning Districts.

§ 240-24.2 Marstons Mills Village Zoning District.

§ 240-25 HB Business District.

§ 240-26 HO Highway Office.

§ 240-27 S&D Service and Distribution District.

§ 240-28 SD-1 Service and Distribution District.

§ 240-29 SCCRCOD Senior Continuing Care Retirement Community Overlay District.

§ 240-29.1 Purpose.

§ 240-29.2 Definitions.

§ 240-29.3 Description of district.

§ 240-29.4 Location.

§ 240-29.5 Concept plan.

§ 240-29.6 Map amendment.

§ 240-29.7 Application for special permit.

§ 240-29.8 Joint Cape Cod Commission Review.

§ 240-29.9 Standards.

§ 240-29.10 Decision.

§ 240-29.11 Transferability.

§ 240-30 Medical Marijuana Overlay District.

§ 240-31 (Reserved)

§ 240-32 IND Limited Industrial District.

§ 240-33 IND Industrial District.

§ 240-34 Floodplain District.

§ 240-35 Groundwater Protection Overlay Districts.

§ 240-36 RPOD Resource Protection Overlay District.

§ 240-37 Dock and Pier Overlay District.

§ 240-37.1 Recreational Shellfish Area and Shellfish Relay Area Dock and Pier Overlay District.

§ 240-38 Medical Services Overlay District.

§ 240-39 Shopping Center Redevelopment Overlay District.

§ 240-40 Adult Use Overlay District.

§ 240-40.1 Former Grade 5 School Planned Unit Development Overlay District.

Article IV Supplemental Provisions

§ 240-41 Vision clearance on corner lots.

§ 240-42 Planning Board standards/certain subdivisions.

Article V Accessory Uses

§ 240-43 Incidental and subordinate nature of accessory uses.

§ 240-44 Accessory uses permitted with special permit.

§ 240-44.1 Land-based wind energy conversion facilities (WECFs).

§ 240-44.2 Ground-Mounted Solar Photovoltaic Overlay District.

§ 240-45 Off-street storage of trailers.

§ 240-46 Home occupation.

§ 240-47 Shared elderly housing.

§ 240-47.1 Family apartments.

Article VI Off-Street Parking Regulations

§ 240-48 Purpose.

§ 240-49 Applicability.

§ 240-50 Computation.

§ 240-51 Location of parking spaces.

§ 240-52 Design and screening standards.

§ 240-53 Landscape requirements for parking lots.

§ 240-54 Location of parking lot in relationship to buildings.

§ 240-55 Conflicting provisions.

§ 240-56 Schedule of Off-Street Parking Requirements.

§ 240-57 Circumstances warranting reduction of requirements.

§ 240-58 Reduction of parking within the MA-1 and MA-2 Business Districts.

Article VII Sign Regulations

§ 240-59 Statement of intent.

§ 240-60 Definitions.

§ 240-61 Prohibited signs.

§ 240-62 Determination of area of a sign.

§ 240-63 Signs in residential districts.

§ 240-64 Signs in Medical Services District.

§ 240-65 Signs in B, UB, HB, HO, S&D and SD-1 Districts.

§ 240-65.1 Signs in BA Districts.

§ 240-66 Signs in industrial districts.

§ 240-67 Signs in CVD, OM, HG, TD, VB-A, WBVBD and MMV Districts.

§ 240-68 Signs in MB-A1, MB-A2, MB-B and HD Districts.

§ 240-69 Gasoline station signs.

§ 240-70 Shopping center signs.

§ 240-71 Signs HVB District.

§ 240-72 Trade flags.

§ 240-73 Construction signs.

§ 240-74 Temporary signs.

§ 240-75 Directional or safety signs.

§ 240-76 Business area signs.

§ 240-77 Movie houses and places of entertainment.

§ 240-78 Illumination.

§ 240-79 Signs in Old King's Highway Historic District.

§ 240-80 Relocating or changing signs.

§ 240-81 Transfer of permits prohibited.

§ 240-82 Protection of subsequent purchasers.

§ 240-83 Illegal signs.

§ 240-84 Abandoned signs.

§ 240-85 Permit required; identification stickers.

§ 240-86 Violations and penalties.

§ 240-87 Safety and maintenance.

§ 240-88 Appeals.

§ 240-89 Enforcement.

Article VIII Nonconformities

§ 240-90 Intent.

§ 240-91 Nonconforming lot.

§ 240-92 Nonconforming buildings or structures used as single- and two-family residences.

§ 240-93 Nonconforming buildings or structures not used as single- or two-family dwellings.

§ 240-94 Nonconforming use.

§ 240-95 Reestablishment of damaged or destroyed nonconforming use, building or structure.

§ 240-96 Variance situations.

§ 240-97 Abandonment; nonuse.

Article IX Site Plan Review

§ 240-98 Findings.

§ 240-99 Purposes.

§ 240-100 Scope of application.

§ 240-101 Site plan approval required.

§ 240-102 Contents of site plan.

§ 240-103 Site development standards.

§ 240-104 Minimum parking lot design standards.

§ 240-105 Required procedures for site plan review.

Article X Personal Wireless Communication

§ 240-106 Purpose and intent.

§ 240-107 Requirements for all personal wireless facilities in all zoning districts.

§ 240-108 Antennas permitted by special permit in all zoning districts.

§ 240-109 Antennas permitted as of right in all zoning districts.

Article XI Growth Management

§ 240-110 Authority.

§ 240-111 Purposes.

§ 240-112 Definitions.

§ 240-113 Effective date and applicability.

§ 240-114 Rate of residential development.

§ 240-115 Issuance of residential building permits.

§ 240-116 Exemptions.

§ 240-117 Hardship procedure.

§ 240-118 Determination of buildability.

§ 240-119 Violations and penalties.

§ 240-120 Review of provisions.

§ 240-121 Scope and validity.

§ 240-122 Severability.

Article XII Administration and Enforcement

§ 240-123 Enforcement; violations and penalties.

§ 240-124 Bonds and permits.

§ 240-125 Zoning Board of Appeals.

§ 240-126 Variance provisions.

Article XIII Amendment; Definitions; Moratorium

§ 240-127 Zoning amendment procedures

§ 240-128 Definitions.

§ 240-129 Temporary moratorium on medical marijuana treatment centers and associated activities relating to Ballot Question 3.

Article XIV District of Critical Planning Concern Regulations

§ 240-130 Centerville Village District.

§ 240-130.1 Purposes and intent.

§ 240-130.2 Definitions.

§ 240-130.3 Permitted uses.

§ 240-130.4 Continuation; changes to use; damaged structures.

§ 240-130.5 Additional provisions.

§ 240-130.6 Dimensional, bulk and other requirements.

§ 240-130.7 Design guidelines.

§ 240-130.8 Site development standards.

§ 240-131 Craigville Beach District; statutory authority.

§ 240-131.1 Purposes and intent.

§ 240-131.2 District boundaries.

§ 240-131.3 Definitions.

§ 240-131.4 Craigville Beach District use regulations.

§ 240-131.5 Dimensional, bulk, and other requirements.

§ 240-131.6 Coverage limitations.

§ 240-131.7 Neighborhood Overlay regulations.

§ 240-131.8 Additional provisions.