[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Ashland: Art. I, May 1993 Special Town Meeting. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted May 1993 STM]
The Ashland Planning Board may approve or approve with conditions or disapprove a subdivision based on its review of the projected traffic impacts and the proposed methods of mitigating such impacts. During the review process of a subdivision plan, the Planning Board shall make a written finding with supporting reasons therefor that the traffic-carrying capacity of the intersections and streets likely to be directly affected by the proposed development will be adequate, according to accepted ITE traffic engineering criteria for level of service, to handle the existing and projected traffic. Such finding shall pertain to the entire proposed development, including any off-site improvement proposed by the applicant or required by the Planning Board as a condition of its approval.
The conditions which may be attached to the approval of an application under this Article include the following:
Controls on the location and type of access to the site.
Requirements for off-site improvements to improve the capacity and safety of roads and intersections which are likely to be directly affected by the proposed development.
Allowing of payment of a fee into a separate interest-bearing trust fund for transportation network improvements which are directly related to alleviating impacts of the proposed development. These fees shall be equal to the prorated costs of offsetting the impacts of the development as determined by the Planning Board, proportionate to the entire costs of such improvements. The Planning Board may waive the requirements for off-site traffic mitigation measures for developments which include low-moderate-income housing.