City of Haverhill, MA
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Haverhill 12-7-1971 by Doc. 202/70.[1][2] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCE
Building construction — See Ch. 120.
Keeping of animals — See Ch. 137.
Hazardous waste facilities — See Ch. 163.
Signs — See Ch. 213.
Swimming pools — See Ch. 225.
Storage of unregistered vehicles — See Ch. 244.
Wetlands — See Ch. 253
255a Table 1 Table of Use and Parking Regs 255b Table 2 Table of Dimensional and Density Regs 255c Waterfront District
[1]:
Editor's Note: Document 52-C, adopted 6-11-1991, further amended this chapter to ratify, adopt and affirm the separate votes taken by the City Council after each portion of the joint public hearing with the Haverhill Planning Board considering the "Detailed Zoning Ordinance Text Recommendations, Tables of Use and Dimensional Regulations and District Boundaries Map Changes offered by the City of Haverhill Master Plan Committee, in Appendix 1 of the Comprehensive Guide Plan for the Year 2005 a Final Report of the City of Haverhill Master Plan December 1990."
[2]:
Editor's Note: A new Zoning Ordinance is pending adoption by the City Council in 2013.
Article I Title; Authority; Purpose

§ 255-1 Title.

§ 255-2 Authority.

§ 255-3 Purpose.

§ 255-4 Authority for variances, special permits and appeals.

Article II Definitions; Word Usage

§ 255-5 Word usage.

§ 255-6 Definitions.

Article III Establishment of Districts

§ 255-7 Division into districts.

§ 255-8 Zoning Map.

§ 255-9 Changes to map.

§ 255-10 Boundaries of districts.

Article IV Interpretation and Application

§ 255-11 Interpretation.

§ 255-12 Applicability.

Article V Use Regulations

§ 255-13 Applicability of use regulations.

§ 255-14 Meaning of symbols used on Table 1: Table of Use and Parking Regulations.

§ 255-15 Uses subject to other regulations.

§ 255-16 Table 1: Table of Use and Parking Regulations.

§ 255-16.1 Temporary moratorium on medical marijuana uses.

§ 255-17 Notes to table.

§ 255-18 Floodplain District.

§ 255-18.1 (Reserved)

§ 255-18.2 (Reserved)

§ 255-19 Watershed Protection District.

Article VI Dimensional Density and Landscaping Regulations

§ 255-20 Applicability of dimensional and density regulations.

§ 255-21 Table 2: Table of Dimensional and Density Regulations.

§ 255-22 Reduction of lot areas.

§ 255-23 Separation of lots.

§ 255-24 Screening and buffer area in I or C Districts.

§ 255-25 Preservation of natural vegetation and provision of street trees.

§ 255-26 Detached accessory buildings.

§ 255-27 Attached accessory buildings.

§ 255-28 Accessory swimming pools.

§ 255-29 Fencing of water storage facilities; violations and penalties.

Article VII Signs

§ 255-30 Compliance required.

§ 255-31 Wall sign.

§ 255-32 Projecting signs.

§ 255-33 Freestanding signs.

§ 255-34 Illumination of all signs in all districts.

§ 255-35 Temporary signs.

§ 255-36 Exemptions.

§ 255-37 Prohibited signs.

§ 255-38 Signs permitted in any R or S District.

§ 255-39 Signs permitted in any C District.

§ 255-40 Signs permitted in any I District.

§ 255-41 Nonaccessory signs.

§ 255-41.1 Signs permitted in Waterfront District (WD).

Article VIII Off-Street Parking and Loading Regulations

§ 255-42 Compliance required.

§ 255-43 Parking spaces for the handicapped.

§ 255-44 Parking Code.

§ 255-45 Off-street parking area design requirements.

§ 255-46 Off-street loading and unloading requirements.

§ 255-47 Off-street loading space design.

§ 255-48 Existing spaces.

§ 255-49 Computation of spaces.

§ 255-50 Combined facilities.

§ 255-51 Continuance.

§ 255-52 Location of parking and loading spaces.

§ 255-53 Parking and loading space standards.

§ 255-54 Line-up spaces.

§ 255-55 Common driveways.

§ 255-55.1 Parking requirements in Waterfront District (WD).

Article IX Nonconforming Uses, Structures and Lots

§ 255-56 Nonconformity by initial enactment or amendment.

§ 255-57 Extension and alteration.

§ 255-58 Residential lot of record.

§ 255-59 Reduction or increase.

§ 255-60 Change.

§ 255-61 Restoration.

§ 255-62 Abandonment or discontinuance.

§ 255-63 Moving.

§ 255-64 Unsafe structure.

Article X Administration and Enforcement

§ 255-65 Administrative official.

§ 255-66 Permit required.

§ 255-67 Other approvals required.

§ 255-68 Site plan required; contents; site plan review.

§ 255-69 Certificate of use and occupancy required.

§ 255-70 Permit and application fees.

§ 255-71 Permit time limits.

§ 255-72 Notice of violation; previously issued permits.

§ 255-73 Penalties for violations.

§ 255-74 Board of Appeals.

§ 255-75 Appeals.

§ 255-76 Application for appeals.

§ 255-77 Action on appeals, special permits and variances.

§ 255-78 Interpretation of chapter.

§ 255-79 Variances.

§ 255-80 Special permits.

§ 255-81 Other requirements.

§ 255-82 Effective decision.

§ 255-83 Repetitive petitions.

§ 255-84 Superior or District Court appeal.

§ 255-85 Withdrawal of petition.

Article XI Special Permit Conditions

§ 255-86 Environmental performance standards.

§ 255-87 Special conditions.

§ 255-88 Removal of earth materials.

§ 255-89 Filling of any water or wet area.

§ 255-90 Building near water supply.

§ 255-91 Special conditions relating to professional office use and funeral homes.

§ 255-92 Accessory apartments.

§ 255-93 Planned unit development.

§ 255-94 Cluster residential development.

§ 255-95 Campus area development.

§ 255-96 Special conditions relating to multifamily dwelling units within the RH, RU, CC, CM and CG Districts.

§ 255-97 Affordable housing.

§ 255-98 Procedure to obtain special permit for construction of multifamily dwelling units, cluster residential developments, residential subdivisions in Watershed Protection Overlay District or planned unit developments.

§ 255-99 Procedure to obtain special permit for conversion of existing multifamily dwelling units to condominium or cooperative form of ownership.

§ 255-100 Preliminary plan requirements for cluster residential development, multifamily dwellings or planned unit development.

§ 255-101 Public hearing notices.

§ 255-102 Clerk of the Works: Buildings: cluster residential, multifamily residential, planned unit and single-family residential developments; Clerk of the Works: Roadways/Utilities: cluster residential, multifamily residential, planned unit and single-family residential developments.

Article XII Wireless Service Facilities

§ 255-103 Purpose; findings.

§ 255-104 Definitions.

§ 255-105 District regulations.

§ 255-106 Design standards.

§ 255-107 Application procedures.

§ 255-108 Collocation.

§ 255-109 Modifications.

§ 255-110 Monitoring and maintenance; violations and penalties.

§ 255-111 Abandonment or discontinuation of use; violations and penalties.

§ 255-112 Reconstruction or replacement of existing towers and monopoles.

§ 255-113 Performance guarantees.

§ 255-114 Term of special permit; renewal.

Article XIII Miscellaneous

§ 255-115 Amendment of chapter.

§ 255-116 Status of permits during amendment proceedings.

§ 255-117 Status of plans during amendment proceedings.

§ 255-118 Severability.

§ 255-119 When effective.

Article XIV Downtown Smart Growth Overlay District (DSGOD)

§ 255-120 Purpose.

§ 255-121 Definitions.

§ 255-122 Overlay district.

§ 255-123 Applicability of DSGOD.

§ 255-124 Permitted uses.

§ 255-125 Project phasing.

§ 255-126 Housing and housing affordability.

§ 255-127 Density.

§ 255-128 Parking requirements.

§ 255-129 Design standards.

§ 255-130 Application for Plan Approval.

§ 255-131 Procedures.

§ 255-132 Decision.

§ 255-133 Change in plans after approval by PAA.

§ 255-134 Enforcement and appeal.

§ 255-135 Severability.

Article XV Merrimack Street Gateway Renaissance Overlay District (MSGROD)

§ 255-136 Purpose.

§ 255-137 Definitions.

§ 255-138 Overlay district established.

§ 255-139 Applicability.

§ 255-140 Use restrictions.

§ 255-141 Project phasing.

§ 255-142 Dimensional regulations.

§ 255-143 Density requirements.

§ 255-144 Parking requirements.

§ 255-145 General design standards.

§ 255-146 Application for Plan Approval.

§ 255-147 Procedures.

§ 255-148 Decision.

§ 255-149 Change in plans after approval by PAA.

§ 255-150 Enforcement and appeal.

§ 255-151 Freeze during process; effectiveness and validity of Plan Approval.

§ 255-152 Tax and other incentives for Priority Projects.

§ 255-153 Severability.

Article XVI Waterfront District

§ 255-154 Purpose.

§ 255-155 Boundaries.

§ 255-156 Definitions.

§ 255-157 Establishment of sub-zones.

§ 255-158 Design guidelines.

§ 255-159 Use restrictions.

§ 255-160 Prohibited uses.

§ 255-161 Exemptions.

§ 255-162 Special permit/site plan review criteria.

§ 255-163 Preferred projects by sub-zone.

§ 255-164 Density regulations.

§ 255-165 Density bonuses.

§ 255-166 Dimensional regulations.

§ 255-167 Planned Development District.

§ 255-168 Application for plan approval.

§ 255-169 Plan application procedures.

§ 255-170 Plan approval decision.

§ 255-171 Change in plans after approval.

§ 255-172 (Reserved)

§ 255-173 Enforcement and appeal.

§ 255-174 Separability.