Town of Barrington, RI
Bristol County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Barrington 6-22-1994 by Ord. No. 94-8.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
RHODE ISLAND GENERAL LAWS (AS AMENDED)
Coastal Resources Management Council — See § 46-23-1 et seq.
Condominium Act — See § 34-36.1-1.01 et seq.
Condominium Ownership Act — See § 34-36-1 et seq.
Freshwater wetlands — See § 2-1-18 et seq.
Hazardous Waste Management Act — See § 23-19.1-1 et seq.
Hazardous Waste Management Facilities Act — See § 23-19.7-1 et seq.
Rhode Island Comprehensive Planning and Land Use Regulation Act — See § 45-22.2-1 et seq.
Zoning ordinances — See § 45-24-27 et seq.
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 73.
Drainage — See Ch. 91.
Housing standards — See Ch. 119.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 200.
Fee and Fine Schedule — See Ch. A225.
185a Appendix A 185b Appendix B 185c Dimensional Regulations Table 185d Table of Zoning Map Amendments 185e Zoning Map
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance replaced former Ch. 185, Zoning, adopted 3-25-1926, as amended.
Article I General Provisions

§ 185-1 Title.

§ 185-2 Consistency with Comprehensive Plan.

§ 185-3 Statement of purposes.

§ 185-4 Compliance required.

Article II Definitions

§ 185-5 Terms defined.

§ 185-5.1 Terms defined — development in areas of special flood hazard.

Article III Zoning Districts and Zoning Map

§ 185-6 Zoning Districts.

§ 185-7 Zoning Map.

Article IV Use Regulations

§ 185-8 Interpretation of Zoning Use Table.

§ 185-8.1 Drive-through service.

§ 185-9 Accessory uses.

§ 185-10 Multiple uses.

§ 185-11 Emergency trailer use.

§ 185-12 Specific prohibited uses.

Article V Accessory Uses and Structures in Residence Districts

§ 185-13 Permitted accessory uses and structures.

§ 185-13.1 Accessory uses and structures allowed by special use permit.

§ 185-14 General requirements.

§ 185-15 Swimming pool requirements.

§ 185-16 Yard sales.

Article VI Dimensional, Area and Lot Coverage Requirements

§ 185-17 Dimensional Regulations Table.

Article VII Supplementary Regulations

§ 185-18 Through and corner lot dimensional requirements.

§ 185-19 Vision clearance at corners.

§ 185-20 Front, rear and side yard obstructions.

§ 185-21 Authorized departures from yard requirements.

§ 185-22 Setback from wetlands and water bodies.

§ 185-23 State permit requirements.

§ 185-24 Trash storage on business or manufacturing lots.

§ 185-24.1 Conversion of single-family dwelling to two-family dwelling

Article VIII Substandard Lots of Record

§ 185-25 Substandard original lots.

§ 185-26 Merger of lots under same ownership.

§ 185-27 Standards for merger of substandard lots on a district-by-district basis.

§ 185-28 Applicable dimensional requirements.

§ 185-28.1 Low- or moderate-income housing on new substandard lots.

§ 185-29 Special use permit.

Article IX Nonconforming Uses and Structures

§ 185-30 Existing nonconforming development.

§ 185-31 Continuance.

§ 185-32 Change of use.

§ 185-33 Extension, addition or enlargement.

§ 185-34 Demolition, relocation or repair.

§ 185-35 Abandonment.

§ 185-36 Involuntary interruption.

§ 185-37 Prior illegal establishment/uses established by variance or special use permit.

Article X Enforcement and Administration

§ 185-38 Building Official.

§ 185-39 Zoning certificate.

§ 185-40 Zoning permit.

§ 185-41 Fees.

§ 185-42 Compliance with other regulations.

§ 185-43 Vested rights.

§ 185-44 Violations and penalties.

§ 185-45 Maintenance of Zoning Ordinance and Map.

§ 185-46 Review of provisions.

Article XI Amendments

§ 185-47 Procedure for amendment.

§ 185-48 Public hearing and notice requirements.

§ 185-49 Written notice requirements.

§ 185-50 Review by Planning Board and other Town agencies.

§ 185-51 Decision of the Town Council.

§ 185-52 (Reserved)

§ 185-53 Recording of an amendment.

Article XII Zoning Board of Review

§ 185-54 Formation and membership.

§ 185-55 Organization and rules.

§ 185-56 Meetings.

§ 185-57 Powers and duties.

§ 185-58 Appeals to the Board.

§ 185-59 Stay of proceedings.

§ 185-60 Applications to the Board.

§ 185-61 Site plan requirements.

§ 185-62 Public hearing requirements.

§ 185-63 Findings and conditions of the Board.

§ 185-64 Decisions of the Board.

§ 185-65 Denial of variance or special use permit.

§ 185-66 Expiration of variance or special use permit.

§ 185-67 Appeal of Zoning Board of Review action.

Article XIII Variances

§ 185-68 Applicability.

§ 185-69 General standards for variances.

§ 185-70 Standard for granting use variances.

§ 185-71 Standard for granting dimensional variances.

Article XIV Special Use Permits

§ 185-72 Applicability.

§ 185-73 General standards.

§ 185-74 Standards relating to nonconforming uses.

§ 185-75 Standards relating to off-street parking and off-street loading requirements.

§ 185-76 Standards relating to signage requirements.

Article XV Off-Street Parking Requirements

§ 185-77 Applicability.

§ 185-78 Off-street parking requirements for specific uses.

§ 185-79 Site improvement requirements.

§ 185-80 Plans and specifications.

§ 185-81 Parking and storage of commercial vehicles in residence districts.

§ 185-82 Parking and storage of recreational equipment in residence districts.

§ 185-83 Special use permit.

Article XVI Off-Street Loading Requirements

§ 185-84 Applicability.

§ 185-85 Loading space requirements.

§ 185-86 Plans and specifications.

§ 185-87 Special use permit.

Article XVII Signs

§ 185-88 Intent and purposes.

§ 185-89 General sign standards.

§ 185-90 Common signage plans.

§ 185-91 Specific sign standards.

§ 185-92 Illumination.

§ 185-93 Sign permit application.

§ 185-94 Application review procedures; term of permit.

§ 185-95 Fees.

§ 185-96 Permitted signs in Open Space and Residence Districts.

§ 185-97 Permitted signs in business and manufacturing districts.

§ 185-98 Prohibited signs and related actions.

§ 185-99 Exemptions.

§ 185-100 Temporary event signs.

§ 185-101 Alteration or relocation of signs.

§ 185-102 Dimensional variance.

§ 185-103 Existing nonconforming signs.

§ 185-104 Unsafe or abandoned signs.

§ 185-105 Enforcement.

Article XVIII Restaurants with Outdoor Seating Areas

§ 185-106 Special use permit.

§ 185-107 Standards.

§ 185-108 Use of outdoor seating areas.

§ 185-109 Fees.

Article XIX Standards for Manufacturing or Business Uses

§ 185-110 General Requirements.

§ 185-111 Air pollution emission standards.

§ 185-112 Sewage and liquid waste disposal requirements.

§ 185-113 Radiation emission limits.

§ 185-114 Heat and glare limits.

§ 185-115 Vibration impact limits.

§ 185-116 Noise impact limits.

Article XX Single-Family Cluster Residential Districts

§ 185-117 Establishment of a Cluster District.

§ 185-118 General Requirements.

§ 185-119 Site plan requirements.

§ 185-120 Required certificates and documents.

§ 185-121 Review by Planning Board.

§ 185-122 Integration with subdivision regulations.

§ 185-123 Action by the Town Council.

§ 185-124 Filing fee.

§ 185-125 Gross density requirements.

§ 185-126 Minimum tract area and dimensional requirements.

§ 185-127 Open area requirements.

§ 185-128 Street standards and other requirements.

Article XXI Elderly Housing Districts in Business and Limited Manufacturing Districts

§ 185-129 Establishment of an Elderly Housing District.

§ 185-130 General requirements.

§ 185-131 Site plan requirements.

§ 185-132 Required certificates and documents.

§ 185-133 Review by Planning Board.

§ 185-134 Action by the Town Council.

§ 185-135 Filing fee.

§ 185-136 Gross density requirements.

§ 185-137 Minimum tract area and dimensional requirements.

§ 185-138 Open area and buffer requirements.

§ 185-139 Density increases.

§ 185-140 Street standards and parking requirements.

Article XXII Accessory Apartments

§ 185-141 Establishment of accessory apartments.

§ 185-142 Purpose.

§ 185-143 Standards and requirements.

Article XXIII Development in Areas of Special Flood Hazard

§ 185-144 Purpose.

§ 185-145 Applicability.

§ 185-146 Permit required.

§ 185-147 Permit fee.

§ 185-148 Disclaimer of liability.

§ 185-148.1 Severability.

§ 185-148.2 Abrogation and greater restriction.

§ 185-148.3 Enforcement.

§ 185-148.4 Violations and penalties.

§ 185-148.5 Notification of watercourse alteration.

§ 185-148.6 Use regulations.

§ 185-148.7 Variance.

Article XXIV Development Plan Review

§ 185-149 Statutory authority; purposes.

§ 185-150 General provisions.

§ 185-151 Uses requiring development plan review.

§ 185-151.1 Exceptions to development plan review.

§ 185-152 Review procedure.

§ 185-153 Contents and scope of applications.

§ 185-154 Technical Review Committee review.

§ 185-155 Planning Board review.

§ 185-156 Appeals.

§ 185-157 Sign standards.

§ 185-158 General standards of review.

§ 185-159 Building and site design and circulation and traffic control standards.

§ 185-160 Historic building and site standards.

§ 185-161 Final action and revisions.

§ 185-162 Modification of approved plan.

§ 185-163 Expiration of approval.

§ 185-164 Enforcement.

§ 185-165 through § 185-168. (Reserved)

Article XXV Wetlands Overlay District

§ 185-169 Applicability.

§ 185-170 Purpose.

§ 185-171 Definition.

§ 185-172 Prohibited uses.

§ 185-173 Application procedure.

§ 185-174 Development standards.

§ 185-175 Exemption.

§ 185-176 through § 185-179. (Reserved)

Article XXVI Low- and Moderate-Income Housing

§ 185-180 Authority to grant comprehensive permit.

§ 185-181 Designation of local review board.

§ 185-182 Applicability and eligibility.

§ 185-183 Application and review procedures.

§ 185-184 Criteria for approval.

§ 185-185 Criteria for denial.

§ 185-186 Voting and appeal.

§ 185-187 Expiration of approval and construction.

§ 185-188 through § 185-189. (Reserved)

Article XXVII Low- and Moderate-Income Housing: Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning Requirements

§ 185-190 Findings.

§ 185-191 Purpose.

§ 185-192 Applicability.

§ 185-193 Affordability requirement.

§ 185-194 Design and building requirements.

§ 185-195 In-lieu fee option.

§ 185-196 Incentives.

§ 185-197 Off-site option.

§ 185-198 Preference of options.

§ 185-199 Affordability requirements.

§ 185-200 Implementation of inclusionary unit provisions.

§ 185-201 Exemptions.

§ 185-202 Sunset provision.

Article XXVIII Cellular Communications Antenna Arrays and Towers

§ 185-203 Purpose and goals.

§ 185-204 Applicability.

§ 185-205 Application requirements.

§ 185-206 General requirements.

§ 185-207 Additional standards for special use permit: towers.

§ 185-208 Development plan review.

§ 185-209 Design standards for development plan review.

Article XXIX Residence 40 Conservation Development Zoning District

§ 185-210 Purpose and applicability.

§ 185-211 Requirements and procedures.

§ 185-212 Required certificates and documents.

§ 185-213 Review by Planning Board.

§ 185-214 Filing fee.

§ 185-215 Design standards and other requirements.

§ 185-216 Dimensional requirements.

§ 185-217 Open space requirements.

§ 185-218 Increases in permissible density.

Article XXX Senior Residential Communities

§ 185-219 Intent.

§ 185-220 Approval procedure.

§ 185-221 General provisions.

Article XXXI Senior Residential Village District

§ 185-222 Findings.

§ 185-223 Applicability.

§ 185-224 Purposes.

§ 185-225 Affordability requirement.

§ 185-226 Design and building requirements.

§ 185-227 Dimensional regulations.