Town of Abington, MA
Plymouth County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by Town Meeting of the Town of Abington 3-1-1954 ATM by Art. 8; revised 3-5-1962 ATM by Art. 57; 5-3-1976 ATM by Art. 22; 10-23-2000 STM. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fences — See Ch. 63.
Historical Commission — See Ch. 89.
Investigation of land use complaints — See Ch. 98, Art. I.
Wetlands protection — See Ch. 171.
Attachment 1 - Table of Use Regulations Attachment 2 - Dimensional and Density Regulations
Article I Title, Authority and Purpose

§ 175-1 Adoption; statutory authority.

§ 175-2 Purposes.

§ 175-3 Regulations in accordance with purposes.

Article II Definitions

§ 175-4 Definitions and word usage.

Article III Establishment of Zoning Districts

§ 175-5 Division into districts.

§ 175-6 Zoning Map.

§ 175-7 Changes to Zoning Map.

§ 175-8 Boundaries of districts.

§ 175-9 District boundary interpretation.

Article IV Interpretation and Application

§ 175-10 Interpretation.

§ 175-11 Application.

§ 175-12 Portions of lots situated in adjacent municipalities.

§ 175-13 Lots transected by district boundary line.

§ 175-14 Location of and driveway access to principal building

§ 175-15 Land within street lines.

§ 175-16 Existing structures and uses; applicability to alterations and reconstruction.

§ 175-17 Mixed occupancy.

Article V Use Regulations

§ 175-18 Applicability of Table of Use Regulations.

§ 175-19 Key to Table of Use Regulations.

§ 175-20 Districts' intent.

§ 175-21 Table of Use Regulations.

§ 175-22 Adult entertainment establishments.

§ 175-23 Wireless communications facilities.

§ 175-24 Watershed Protection District.

§ 175-24.1 Special requirements for registered marijuana dispensaries.

Article VI Dimensional and Density Regulations

§ 175-25 Conformity to regulations required.

§ 175-25.1 Nonconforming area, frontage or setback.

§ 175-26 Accessory uses and accessory buildings.

§ 175-27 Visibility at intersections.

§ 175-28 Minimum floor area requirements for apartment units.

§ 175-29 Dimensional and Density Regulations Table.

Article VII Special Provisions

§ 175-30 Permitted uses.

§ 175-31 Requirements.

§ 175-32 Multi-unit dwellings, apartments or condominium complexes of 12 residential units or more.

§ 175-33 Planned commercial development.

§ 175-34 Excavation of sand and gravel or other earth materials.

§ 175-35 Flood Plain and Wetlands Protection District.

§ 175-36 Large-scale ground-mounted solar photovoltaic installations.

§ 175-37 Transit Oriented Development District.

§ 175-38 Central Business District.

§ 175-39 Multiple Use Planned Development District.

§ 175-40 Transitional Commercial District.

Article VIII Off-Street Parking and Loading Regulations

§ 175-41 Compliance required.

§ 175-42 Existing spaces.

§ 175-43 Space area requirement.

§ 175-44 Off-premises off-street parking.

§ 175-45 Joint use of required parking.

§ 175-46 Cooperative establishment and operation of parking areas.

§ 175-47 Entrance and exit points.

§ 175-48 Surfacing requirements.

§ 175-49 Lighting requirements.

§ 175-50 Visual relief for lots.

§ 175-51 Parking and storage.

§ 175-52 Table of off-street parking regulations.

§ 175-53 Reduction in parking requirements.

§ 175-54 Location of loading spaces.

§ 175-55 Table of Off-Street Loading Regulations.

Article IX Signs

§ 175-56 Administration.

§ 175-57 General regulations.

§ 175-58 Residential districts (R-20, R-30, R-40, TOD, CBD).

§ 175-59 Commercial and industrial districts.

§ 175-60 Special signs.

Article X Environmental Performance

§ 175-61 General.

§ 175-62 Sewerage.

§ 175-63 Surface water drainage.

§ 175-64 Erosion control.

§ 175-65 Vegetation.

§ 175-66 Buffer strips.

§ 175-67 Other site features.

§ 175-67.1 Outdoor lighting.

Article XI Nonconforming Uses, Structures, and Lots

§ 175-68 Applicability.

§ 175-69 Continuance and enlargement.

§ 175-70 Abandonment.

§ 175-71 Reduction.

§ 175-72 Change of use.

§ 175-73 Moving.

§ 175-74 Unsafe structure.

Article XII Administration and Enforcement

§ 175-75 Administration officer and duties.

§ 175-76 Permits.

§ 175-77 Site plan review.

§ 175-78 Certificate of occupancy.

§ 175-79 Permit and certificate fees.

§ 175-80 Enforcement.

§ 175-81 Violations and penalties.

§ 175-82 Board of Appeals.