City of Northampton, MA
Hampshire County
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[The following is a chronological listing of zoning amendments adopted since the July 22, 1975, adoption of the current Zoning Ordinance.]

§ TZA-1 List of zoning amendments.

Ord. No.
Adoption
Date
Subject Matter
Sections Amended in
Chapter 350
4-28-1978
Various zoning amendments
1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 3.4 to 3.6, 5.1 to 5.3, 6.2, 6.6 to 6.9, 7.2 to 7.4, 8.1, 8.10, 9.0 to 9.5, 10.2 to 10.11, 11.1, 11.3 to 11.5, 11.7, 13.1, 13.4, 13.5, 13.7, 14.1 to 14.9, 15.1 to 15.3 (now 1.4)
12-6-1979
Nonconforming, nonaccessory (general advertising) signs
7.7
11-5-1981
Signs in B, I, BP and PV Districts
7.4, 7.5
8-19-1982
Definitions; Table of Use Regulations; site plan review
2.1, 5.2, 11.8
3-1-1984
Table of Dimensional and Density Regulations; off-street parking requirements; home occupation special permit criteria
6.2, 8.1, 10.12
6-7-1984
Table of Use Regulations; Table of Dimensional and Density Regulations; signs in R or SC District; off-street parking requirements
5.2, 6.2, 7.3, 8.1
7-19-1984
Table of Use Regulations; Table of Dimensional and Density Regulations
5.2, 6.2, 6.10, 6.11
8-16-1984
Table of Use Regulations; off-street parking requirements; change, extension or alteration of legally preexisting nonconforming structures, uses or lots; single lot exemption for single- and two-family uses; adult establishments which display live nudity
5.2, 8.1, 9.3, 9.4, 10.13
3-21-1985
Definitions; change, extension or alteration of legally preexisting nonconforming structures, uses or lots
2.1, 6.12, 9.3
6-6-1985
Signs in B Districts
7.4
6-5-1986
Table of Dimensional and Density Regulations; change, extension or alteration of legally preexisting nonconforming structures, uses or lots
6.2, 9.3
7-28-1986
Flag lots; off-street parking requirements; location of parking spaces; parking and loading space standards
6.13, 8.1, 8.7, 8.9
8-21-1986
Table of Use Regulations
5.2
12-4-1986
Definitions; Zoning Map; Water Supply Protection District
2.1, 3.4, 15.1 to 15.9
3-5-1987
Flag lots; prohibited uses in Water Supply Protection District
6.13, 15.4
6-18-1987
Definitions; parking and loading requirements for areas containing more than five spaces; projects requiring site plan approval as major projects
2.1, 8.10, 11.3
7-16-1987
Definitions; special provisions in Central Business District for meeting off-street parking requirements
2.1, 8.11
7-7-1988
Dimensional and density regulations
6.2, 6.8, 15.9
4-6-1989
Zoning Map
3.4
5-18-1989
Sign regulations
7.2, 7.4, 7.6
6-15-1989
Table of Use Regulations
5.2
8-17-1989
Table of Use Regulations
5.2
9-21-1989
Flag lots
6.13
12-7-1989
Definitions; Table of Use Regulations; site plan approval
2.1, 5.2, 11.11
4-5-1990
Change, extension or alteration of legally preexisting nonconforming structures, uses or lots
9.3
4-12-1990
Zoning amendment
5.4
5-17-1990
Sign regulations; site plan approval
7.14, 11.1
7-19-1990
Definitions; Zoning Map and district boundaries; Table of Use Regulations; dimensional and density regulations; flag lots; off-street parking requirements; nonconforming uses, structures or lots
2.1, 3.1, 3.4, 3.6, 5.2, 6.2, 6.3, 6.5, 6.7, 6.8, 6.12, 6.13, 8.1, 8.5, 8.10, 9.3, 9.6
8-16-1990
Water Supply Protection District
15.4, 15.5, 15.7, 15.9
9-20-1990
Off-street parking requirements
8.1, 8.11
12-6-1990
Use regulations; sign regulations
3.16 to 3.19, 5.4, 5.5, 7.9
3-21-1991
Table of Dimensional and Density Regulations
6.2
4-18-1991
Dimensional and density regulations
6.5
5-16-1991
Accessory apartments; Residential Incentive Development Overlay District; Special Conservancy District; Watershed Protection District
10.10, 10.11, 13.5, 14.5
7-18-1991
Stationary sandwich board signs
7.9
8-15-1991
Definitions; districts; Table of Use Regulations; screening or buffers in Industrial or Business District; signs in I, BP and PV Districts; off-street parking requirements; Residential Incentive Development Overlay District; Business Park District
2.6, 3.1, 3.4, 5.2, 6.5, 7.5, 8.1, 8.2, 8.10, 10.11, 16.1 to 16.4
10-17-1991
Definitions; dimensional and density regulations; site plan approval
2.1, 6.8, 11.4
4-2-1992
Sign regulations; Residential Incentive Development Overlay District
7.2, 7.4, 10.11
4-16-1992
Site plan approval
11.11
6-18-1992
Table of Use Regulations; dimensional and density regulations; off-street parking requirements
5.2, 6.1, 8.10
8-20-1992
Sign regulations
7.2
11-19-1992
Dimensional and density requirements; environmental performance standards
6.2, 6.7, 6.13, 12.1
12-18-1992
Zoning Map and districts; dimensional and density regulations; site plan approval
3.4 to 3.6, 6.8, 11.4, 11.5
2-18-1993
Definitions; Table of Use Regulations; site plan approval
2.1, 5.2, 11.9
6-17-1993
Various zoning amendments
1, 2, 2.1, 3.0 to 3.4, 4, 5, 5.2, 6, 6.2, 6.9, 7, 7.2, 7.5 to 7.7, 8, 8.1, 8.5, 8.7, 8.10, 8.12, 9, 9.2, 10, 10.2, 10.6, 10.10, 10.11, 11, 11.5, 12, 12.1, 13, 14, 15 (now 1.4), 15, 16, 16.2, 17.1 to 17.6, 18.1 to 18.3
10-6-1994
Various zoning amendments
1.3, 2.1, 5.2 to 5.5, 6.1 to 6.8, 6.11 to 6.13, 7.2 to 7.4, 7.6, 7.8, 8.1, 8.9, 8.10, 9.2 to 9.4, 9.6, 10.1, 10.2, 10.4, 10.6-10.11, 11.1-11.11, 13.4, 13.6, 13.7, 14.3, 14.4, 14.6 to 14.8, 15.4 to 15.9, 16.3
12-21-1995
Definitions; zoning districts and boundaries; Table of Use Regulations; sign regulations; off-street parking requirements
2.1, 3.4, 3.5, 5.2, 7.2, 7.4, 7.6, 7.9, 8.1, 8.7, 8.11
3-21-1996
Definitions; zoning districts and boundaries; dimensional and density requirements; nonconforming uses, structures and lots; site plan approval
2.1, 3.4, 5.2, 6.2, 6.3, 9.2, 9.5, 11.5
4-18-1996
Definitions; Zoning Map and district boundaries; Table of Use Regulations; Table of Dimensional and Density Requirements; sign regulations; off-street parking requirements
2.1, 3.1, 3.4, 5.2, 6.2, 7.4, 8.1, 8.9
11-21-1996
Definitions; zoning districts and boundaries; Table of Dimensional and Density Requirements; sign regulations; off-street parking requirements; Special Conservancy District
2.1, 3.4, 6.2, 7.4, 8.2, 8.8, 8.9, 13.5
12-5-1996
Table of Use Regulations
5.2
1-16-1997
Table of Use Regulations
5.2
3-20-1997
Table of Use Regulations
5.2
4-3-1997
Definitions; zoning districts and boundaries; Table of Use Regulations; dimensional and density requirements; Residential Incentive Development Overlay District; site plan approval
2.1, 3.4, 5.2, 6.8, 10.11, 11.8
5-21-1998
Definitions; Zoning Map and district boundaries; Table of Use Regulations; Table of Dimensional and Density Requirements; off-street parking requirements
2.1, 3.4, 3.5, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.5, 6.13, 8.1
12-17-1998
Definitions; Table of Use Regulations; dimensional and density requirements; site plan approval
2.1, 5.2, 6.8, 11.12
5-20-1999
Definitions; use regulations
2.1, 5.2, 5.3
10-7-1999
Definitions; Table of Dimensional and Density Requirements
2.1, 6.2
5-4-2000
Zoning Map; Table of Use Regulations; sign regulations; dimensional and density regulations in the Water Supply Protection District
3.4, 5.2, 7.2, 7.3, 15.9B
5-18-2000
Definitions; off-street parking requirements
2.1, 8.3, 8.6, 8.7, 8.9
7-20-2000
Residential Incentive Development Overlay District; environmental performance standards
10.11, 12.1
10-5-2000
Table of Use Regulations; Residential Incentive Development Overlay District
5.2, 10.11
1-4-2001
Table of Use Regulations
5.2
1-18-2001
Administration; special permits; site plan approval
4, 10, 11 and subsections
2-1-2001
Special permits; accessory apartments; zero lot line development; Table of Use Regulations; Table of Dimensional and Density Requirements
5.2, 6.2, 10.1,10.6, 10.10, 10.14
6-7-2001
Building Commissioner; separation of lots; nonconforming uses, structures and lots
4.3, 6.4, 9.2, 9.3, 9.6
6-21-2001
Zoning Map; flag lots
3.4, 6.13
7-19-2001
Zoning Map; definitions; Table of Dimensional and Density Requirements; location of parking spaces
3.4, 2.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.7, 17.2
12-20-2001
Administration; Table of Use Regulations; Table of Dimensional and Density Requirements; change, extension or alteration of legally preexisting nonconforming structures, uses or lots; planned unit developments; Planned Village District
3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 5.2, 6.2, 9.3, 10.6, 10.15, 17
5-2-2002
Definitions; Table of Use Regulations; Table of Dimensional and Density Requirements; shared parking; special provisions in Central Business District for meeting off-street parking requirements; site plan approval
2.1, 5.2, 6.2, 8.6, 8.10, 8.11, 11.6
11-2-2002
Definitions; Table of Use Regulations; Table of Dimensional and Density Requirements
2.1, 5.2, 6.2
5-1-2003
General dimensional and density provisions
6.8
5-15-2003
Table of Use Regulations; site plan approval procedure and criteria
5.2, 6.12, 11.5, 11.6
5-20-2004
Table of Dimensional and Density Requirements
6.2
10-7-2004
Zoning Map
3.4
10-21-2004
Definitions; permit requirements; Table of Use Regulations; off-street parking requirements; change, extension or alteration of legally preexisting nonconforming structures, uses or lots; home occupation special permit criteria
2.1, 4.4, 5.2, 8.9, 9.3, 10.12
2-3-2005
Definitions; Zoning Map; Table of Use Regulations; Table of Dimensional and Density Requirements
2.1, 3.4, 5.2, 6.2
8-18-2005
Off-street parking requirements
8.1
10-20-2005
Exceptions to dimensional and density provisions
6.8D
11-3-2005
Definitions; Zoning Map; Table of Use Regulations; Table of Dimensional and Density Requirements; Special Conservancy District; Watershed Protection District
2.1, 3.4, 5.2, 6.2, 13, 14
5-4-2006
Sign regulations; parking and loading space standards; site plan approval procedures; environmental performance standards
7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 8.9, 11.5, 12
9-7-2006
Zoning Map and district boundaries; Table of Use Regulations; Table of Dimensional and Density Regulations
3.1, 3.3, 5.2, 6.2
11-2-2006
Definitions; Table of Use Regulations; Table of Dimensional and Density Regulations (CB District); exceptions to dimensional and density provisions; general sign regulations; adult establishments; site plan approval requirements; site plan approval criteria
2.1, 5.2, 6.2, 6.8D(1) and (2), 7.2S, 10.13, 11.4, 11.6I
2-1-2007
Zoning Map amendment
See 3.4
2-1-2007
Amendment and validity; definitions; prosecution of violation; Zoning Board of Appeals; Table of Use Regulations; Table of Dimensional and Density Regulations; signs permitted in any B District; special provisions in Central Business District for meeting off-street parking requirements; change, extension or alteration of legally preexisting nonconforming structures, uses or lots; purpose of Special Conservancy District; Water Supply Protection District prohibited uses; Business Park District purpose
1.4, 2.1, 4.8, 4.10E, 5.2, 6.2, 7.4, 8.10B, 9.3, 13.1F, 15.4, 16.1
6-7-2007
Water Supply Protection District II
3.4, 10.5E, 10.6, 15.1 through 15.9, Table of Dimensional and Density Regulations (Att. 3)
9-20-2007
Sustainable Growth Overlay District
3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 20
4-3-2008
Graphics for screening and buffers; flag lots; parking and loading space standards; off-street parking and loading for areas with over five spaces
6.5, 6.10, 8.8, 8.9
2-19-2009
Off-street parking requirements; parking and loading space standards; additional standards for over five spaces
8.1, 8.8, 8.9
3-5-2009
Zoning Map amendment
See 3.4
5-21-2009
Zero lot line developments
10.14
5-21-2009
Site plan approval criteria
11.6
5-21-2009
Table of Use Regulations
Attachment 2
7-9-2009
Site plan approval requirements
11.4
10-15-2009
Parking and loading space standards
8.8P and Q
12-2-2010
Home occupation special permit criteria
10.12M
5-5-2011
Parking and loading space standards
8.8R
5-5-2011
Definitions; Table of Use Regulations
2.1, Table of Use Regulations (Att. 2)
5-5-2011
Water Supply Protection (WSP) District Overlay
10.5E, 10.6G, 15.2, 15.9, Table of Dimensional and Density Regulations (Att. 3), Table of Use, Dimensional and Density Regulations (Att. 24)
5-5-2011
Office Industrial (OI) District
Table of Use Regulations (Att. 2), Table of Dimensional and Density Regulations (Att. 3), Table of Use, Dimensional and Density Regulations (Att. 16)
5-5-2011
General Industrial (GI) District
Table of Use Regulations (Att. 2), Table of Dimensional and Density Regulations (Att. 3), Table of Use, Dimensional and Density Regulations (Att. 15)
5-5-2011
Farms, Forests and Rivers (FFR) District
3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 17, Table of Use, Dimensional and Density Regulations (Att. 21)
8-18-2011
Solar photovoltaic systems
2.1, Table of Use, Dimensional and Density Regulations (Att. 9, 15, 16, 19, 21, 24)
9-1-2011
Off-street parking requirements; parking and loading space standards
8.1, 8.8G
9-1-2011
Planned Village (PV) District
Table of Use Regulations (Att. 2), Table of Dimensional and Density Regulations (Att. 3), Table of Use, Dimensional and Density Regulations (Att. 19)
9-1-2011
Central Business (CB) District
Table of Use Regulations (Att. 2), Table of Dimensional and Density Regulations (Att. 3), Table of Use, Dimensional and Density Regulations (Att. 9)
10-20-2011
Parking and loading space standards
8.8F
11-17-2011
Definitions; division into districts; Zoning Map; signs in B District; stationary sandwich board signs; off-street parking requirements; parking and loading space standards; bicycle storage; nonconformity by initial enactment or amendment; drive-through establishments; site plan procedures and approval criteria; lighting; King Street zoning changes; EB Entranceway Zoning District
2.1, 3.1, 3.4, 7.4D(3), E, 7.9, 8.1, 8.8, 8.11, 9.1, 10.16, 11.5B, 11.6B, C, F(2), G, H, 12.2, Table of Use Regulations (Att. 2), Table of Dimensional and Density Regulations (Att. 3)
4-19-2012
Definitions
2.1
4-19-2012
Definitions; use and density regulations
2.1, Table of Use Regulations (Att. 2), Table of Dimensional and Density Regulations (Att. 3)
4-19-2012
Accessory uses
5.3B
4-19-2012
Home business special permit criteria
10.12
12-20-2012
Site plan approval criteria
11.6B(2)
2-21-2013
Planned unit developments deleted
2.1, 6.2B(3), 6.3C(2), 6.8A, 7.3D, 10.5, 10.6, 17.2B, 17.3A(1), Table of Use Regulations (Att. 2), Table of Dimensional and Density Regulations (Att. 3), Table of Use, Dimensional and Density Regulations ( Att. 15, 16, 21, 24)
2-21-2013
Zoning Map
3.4
4-4-2013
Zoning Map; zoning permit required; nonconforming nonaccessory (general advertising) signs; change, extension or alteration of legally preexisting nonconforming structures, uses or lots; special permits; site plan approval; height limits in OI, GI and CBD Districts; accessory structures in WSP District (removal of SI District references)
3.1, 3.4, 4.4, 7.5B, 7.7, 9.3A, 10.1B, 11.2, 11.3, 11.4, 11.6B, 12.2C, Table of Use Regulations (Att. 2), Tables of Use, Dimensional and Density Regulations (Att. 15, 16, 24)
5-16-2013
Zoning Map; rezoning of WP to SC in residential areas and rezoning portions of WP overlay in business districts as FP
3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.6, 10.4D, 14, Table of Use Regulations (Att. 2), Table of Use, Dimensional and Density Regulations (Att. 12, 15, 16, 24)
9-5-2013
General dimensional and density provisions; increase height limits in GB District, URA, URB and URC District use and dimensional regulations
6.8, Table of Use Regulations (Att. 2), Table of Dimensional and Density Regulations (Att. 3), Tables of Use, Dimensional and Density Regulations (Att. 6, 7, 8)
9-19-2013
CB District use and dimensional regulations
Table of Use, Dimensional and Density Regulations (Att. 9)
11-7-2013
Medical marijuana dispensaries
2.1, 8.1, 11.2F, 11.6
11-21-2013
Site plan approval criteria
11.6B(2)
6-5-2014
Signs in B Districts
7.4
6-19-2014
URB and URC use and dimensional regulations
Tables of Use, Dimensional and Density Regulations (Att. 7, 8)
9-4-2014
Zoning Map
3.4
9-4-2014
Definitions ("affordable units")
2.1
11-6-2014
Accessory apartments
10.10B
11-6-2014
Lighting
12.2C(6)
12-4-2014
URB and URC use and dimensional regulations
Tables of Use, Dimensional and Density Regulations (Att. 7, 8)
3-19-2015
Site plan approval procedures and criteria
11.5B, 11.6D
4-2-2015
Definitions; bicycle parking
2.1, 8.11, 11.6
7-9-2015
SC District use and dimensional regulations
Tables of Use, Dimensional and Density Regulations (Att. 2, 3, 18)
11-19-2015
RR and SR District use and dimensional regulations
Tables of Use, Dimensional and Density Regulations (Att. 2, 3, 4, 5)
4-7-2016
Significant trees
2.1, 12.3
16.005
4-7-2016
Signs: general regulations; R, SC, B, I, BP and PV Districts
7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5
16.158
12-1-2016
RR, SR, URA and URB District use and dimensional regulations
Tables of Use, Dimensional and Density Regulations (Att. 4, 5, 6, 7)
17.250
6-1-2017
Sustainable Growth Overlay Districts; Village Hill Sustainable Growth Overlay District; Urban Residential Sustainable Growth Overlay District
20.1 through 20.11, 20.18, 20.19
17.252
4-6-2017
Definition of "structure"
2.1
17.289
6-1-2017
Permit time limits
4.7
17.348
10-19-2017
Parking lot design criteria when installing photovoltaic canopies over surface parking lots
8.9F and H
17.349
10-19-2017
Small-scale ground-mounted photovoltaic arrays in the floodplain (SC District)
Table of Use, Dimensional and Density Regulations (Att. 18)
17.350
10-5-2017
"Solar-ready" requirements for site plan review
11.6F
17.351
12-7-2017
Definition of "solar photovoltaic (PV), large-scale, ground-mounted"
2.1