City of Haverhill, MA
Essex County
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§ 255-7 Division into districts.

[Amended 6-10-1992 by Doc. 52-C; 8-14-2001 by Doc. 97-CC; 12-19-2006 by Doc. 128-B; amended 5-20-2008 by Doc. 14-B; 3-31-2009 by Doc. 26-B; 8-10-2010 by Doc. 17-GGG]
For the purpose of this chapter, the City of Haverhill is hereby divided into zoning districts to be designated as follows:
Class
Full Name
Short Name
Residential
Rural Density
RR
Residential
Low Density
RL
Residential
Medium Density
RM
Residential
High Density
RH
Residential
Urban Density
RU
Commercial
Neighborhood
CN
Commercial
Highway
CH
Commercial
General
CG
Commercial
Commercial Central
CC
Commercial
Medical Services
CM
Industrial
Business Park
BP
Industrial
General
IG
Industrial
Industrial Office Park
OP
Special
Conservation
SC
Overlay
Downtown Smart Growth Overlay District
DSGOD
Special
Waterfront Interim Planning Overlay District
WIPOD

§ 255-8 Zoning Map.

[Amended 6-10-1992 by Doc. 52-C]
The location and boundaries of the zoning districts are hereby established as shown on a map entitled "Zoning Map of the City of Haverhill, Massachusetts," dated December 6, 1971, and revised July 22, 1991, which accompanies and is hereby declared to be a part of this chapter.[1] The authenticity of the Zoning Map shall be identified by the signature of the City Clerk and the imprinted Seal of the City under the following words: "This is to certify that this is the Zoning Map of the City of Haverhill, Massachusetts, referred to in the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Haverhill, Massachusetts, which was adopted by the City Council on December 7, 1971."
[1]
Editor's Note: A copy of the Zoning Map may be included in a pocket at the end of this volume. The official copy of the Zoning Map is on file in the offices of the Building Inspector and the City Clerk; see § 255-9B of this chapter.

§ 255-9 Changes to map.

[Amended 6-10-1992 by Doc. 52-C]
A. 
Any change in the location of boundaries of a zoning district hereafter made through the amendments of this chapter shall be indicated by the alteration of such map, and the map thus altered is declared to be part of the chapter thus amended. The Zoning Map shall be drawn at a scale of one inch to 1,200 feet with ink on stable material. The Planning Board and the City Council shall, prior to their hearing on any amendment to this chapter where there is a change to the Map, cause notice of such hearing to be published and sent to parties of interest pursuant to § 255-101, Public hearing notices, of this chapter.
[Amended 8-24-2010 by Doc. 82-BB]
B. 
In order to maintain the up-to-date Zoning Map, the following procedures shall be followed. The Zoning Map shall be the original Mylar which shall be placed in the vault under the custody of the City Clerk, and the official copy of which shall be located in the office of the Building Inspector. Upon passage of a zoning amendment affecting district boundaries, the City Engineer, at the direction of the Building Inspector, shall make permanent changes to the original reproducible Zoning Map Mylar and provide copies of the corrected map to the Building Inspector, City Clerk, City Engineer, City Council office and Planning Department. The date of all changes and the authority for such changes shall be noted on the map, and copies provided to each of the cited offices.

§ 255-10 Boundaries of districts.

A. 
Where any uncertainty exists with respect to the boundary of any district as shown on the Zoning Map, the following rules apply:
(1) 
Where a boundary is indicated as a street, alley, railroad, watercourse or other body of water, it shall be construed to be the center line or middle thereof, or where such boundary approximates a City boundary, then to the limits of the City boundary.
(2) 
Where a boundary is indicated as following approximately or parallel to a street, railroad, watercourse or other body of water, it shall be construed to be parallel to the center line thereof and at such distance from such center line as shown on the Zoning Map. If no dimension is given, such distance shall be determined by the use of the scale shown on the Zoning Map.
[Amended 8-14-1973 by Doc. 188]
(3) 
Where a dimensioned boundary coincides within 10 feet or less with a lot line, the boundary shall be construed to be the lot line.
(4) 
Where a boundary is indicated as intersecting the center line of a street, railroad, watercourse or other water body, and unless it is otherwise indicated, it shall be construed to intersect at right angles to the tangent to the curve at the point of intersection.
B. 
Abbreviations.
(1) 
The abbreviation "PL" means property line (lot line) as lawfully recorded and in effect at the effective date of this chapter.
(2) 
The abbreviation "CL" means center line and "CI" means center of intersection.