Town of Chelmsford, MA
Middlesex County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Chelmsford 10-22-1998 by Arts. 22 to 26. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Community Preservation Committee — See Ch. 19.
Hazardous materials — See Ch. 63.
Historic district — See Ch. 68.
Noise — See Ch. 100.
Right to farm — See Ch. 127.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 142.
Swimming pools — See Ch. 146.
Trailers and trailer camps — See Ch. 158.
Wetlands — See Ch. 187.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 202.
Attachment 1 - Use Regulation Schedule Attachment 2 - Table of Dimensional Requirements Attachment 3 - Table 1 - CEIOD Site and Building Dimensional Standards Attachment 4 - Table 1, Building and Lot Types in the VCOD Attachment 5 - Table 2, Building Design and Placement Standards in the VCOD Attachment 6 - Figure 1, Building and Lot Placement Diagram
Article I General Provisions

§ 195-1 Purpose and authority.

Article II Districts

§ 195-2 Establishment.

§ 195-3 Official Zoning Map.

§ 195-4 Interpretation of district boundaries.

Article III Use Regulations

§ 195-5 Permitted uses; interpretation of schedule.

§ 195-6 Accessory uses.

§ 195-6.1 Limited accessory apartment (LAA).

§ 195-7 Home occupations.

§ 195-8 Nonconforming uses and structures.

§ 195-8.1 through § 195-8.4. (Reserved)

§ 195-8.5 Temporary moratorium on medical marijuana treatment centers.

Article IV Dimensional Regulations

§ 195-9 Conformity required; reduction of dimensional requirements.

§ 195-10 Existing nonconforming lots.

§ 195-10.1 Wastewater pumping stations.

§ 195-11 Accessory buildings.

§ 195-12 Multiple principal structures.

§ 195-13 Conversion of dwelling units.

§ 195-14 Height restrictions on certain accessory structures.

§ 195-15 Rear lots.

Article V Off-Street Parking and Loading

§ 195-16 Off-street parking to be provided; common parking areas.

§ 195-17 Minimum parking requirements.

§ 195-18 Reduction in number of required spaces.

§ 195-19 Size of parking spaces.

§ 195-20 Off-street loading.

§ 195-21 Parking and loading area design and location.

§ 195-22 Parking garages.

Article VI Fairs, Carnivals and Similar Events

§ 195-23 Special permit.

§ 195-24 Other requirements.

Article VII Signs and Outdoor Lighting

§ 195-25 Objectives.

§ 195-25.1 Definitions.

§ 195-26 Permit required.

§ 195-27 Maintenance.

§ 195-28 Nonconforming signs.

§ 195-29 Identification number.

§ 195-30 Prohibited signs.

§ 195-31 Signs permitted in residential districts.

§ 195-32 Signs permitted in business districts.

§ 195-32.1 Signs permitted in Center Village District.

§ 195-32.2 Signs permitted in the Public Districts.

§ 195-33 Signs permitted in industrial districts.

§ 195-33.1 through § 195-33.4. (Reserved)

§ 195-34 Outdoor illumination.

§ 195-35 Temporary signs.

§ 195-36 Design and content guidelines.

§ 195-37 Sign Advisory Committee.

Article VIII Environmental Protection Standards

§ 195-38 Conformity required; technical evidence and expert advice.

§ 195-39 Standards established.

§ 195-40 Erosion control.

Article IX Landscaping

§ 195-41 Objectives.

§ 195-42 Applicability.

§ 195-43 Property lines.

§ 195-44 Parking areas.

§ 195-45 Street frontage of nonresidential uses.

§ 195-46 Planted areas.

§ 195-47 Coordination with site plan approval.

§ 195-48 Maintenance of landscaped areas.

Article X Earth Removal

§ 195-49 Applicability; exceptions.

§ 195-50 Special permit required; application procedure.

§ 195-51 Review procedure; permit conditions; withdrawal of permit.

§ 195-52 Standards of operation.

§ 195-53 Restoration.

Article XI Major Business Complexes

§ 195-54 Objectives.

§ 195-55 Applicability.

§ 195-56 Submittals.

§ 195-57 Decision criteria.

§ 195-58 Lapse of permit.

Article XII Multifamily Dwellings

§ 195-59 Objectives.

§ 195-60 Creation of district.

§ 195-61 Special permit required; application procedure.

§ 195-62 Review procedure.

§ 195-63 Density bonus.

Article XIII Wireless Communications Facilities

§ 195-64 Purpose.

§ 195-65 Definitions.

§ 195-66 By-right uses; general standards.

§ 195-67 Special permit uses; general standards.

§ 195-68 Application procedures.

Article XIIIA Commercial Solar Photovoltaic Facility

§ 195-68.1 Purpose.

§ 195-68.2 Applicability.

§ 195-68.3 Design and dimensional standards.

§ 195-68.4 Criteria for approval.

§ 195-68.5 Maintenance.

§ 195-68.6 Discontinuance.

Article XIV Aquifer Protection District

§ 195-69 Purpose.

§ 195-70 Definitions.

§ 195-71 Establishment and delineation of district.

§ 195-72 Overlay district.

§ 195-73 Use regulations.

§ 195-74 Lot coverage.

§ 195-75 Special permits; performance standards.

Article XV Floodplain District

§ 195-76 Purpose.

§ 195-77 Overlay district; boundaries.

§ 195-78 Base flood elevation and floodway data.

§ 195-79 Notification of watercourse alteration.

§ 195-80 Use regulations.

§ 195-81 Floodway regulations.

§ 195-82 Special permits.

Article XVI Adult Entertainment Establishments

§ 195-83 Purpose.

§ 195-84 Adult Entertainment Overlay District.

§ 195-85 Spacing requirement.

§ 195-86 Special permit required; conditions.

Article XVII Facilitated and Independent Senior Living Facilities

§ 195-87 Purpose.

§ 195-88 Dimensional standards.

§ 195-89 General standards.

§ 195-90 Open space requirements.

§ 195-91 Independent living standards.

§ 195-91.1 Affordability standards for facilitated and independent senior living projects.

Article XVIII Planned Open Space Development

§ 195-92 Purpose.

§ 195-93 General standards.

§ 195-94 Open space requirements.

§ 195-95 Homeowners association.

§ 195-96 Certificates or documents.

§ 195-97 Purchase and sale agreement.

§ 195-98 Decision by Planning Board.

Article XVIIIA Center Village Zoning

§ 195-98.1 Purpose.

§ 195-98.2 Dimensional standards.

§ 195-98.3 Parking.

§ 195-98.4 Landscaping.

§ 195-98.5 Design standards.

Article XIX Administration and Enforcement

§ 195-99 Inspector of Buildings.

§ 195-100 Enforcement.

§ 195-101 Violations and penalties.

§ 195-102 Board of Appeals.

§ 195-103 Special permits.

§ 195-104 Site plan review.

§ 195-105 Amendments.

§ 195-106 Effect on other laws and building permits.

§ 195-107 Severability.

Article XX Terminology

§ 195-108 Word usage and definitions.

Article XXI Community Enhancement and Investment Overlay District

§ 195-109 Purpose and intent.

§ 195-110 Types of overlay district projects.

§ 195-111 Applicability.

§ 195-112 Use regulations.

§ 195-113 Residential uses.

§ 195-114 Dimensional regulations for buildings and structures.

§ 195-115 Parking standards.

§ 195-116 Landscaping.

§ 195-117 Signage.

§ 195-118 Performance standards.

§ 195-119 Application review procedures.

§ 195-120 Severability.

Article XXII Village Center Overlay District

§ 195-121 Purpose and intent.

§ 195-122 Districts on Official Zoning Map.

§ 195-123 Applicability.

§ 195-124 Uses and performance standards.

§ 195-125 Building and lot development standards.

§ 195-126 Parking and loading standards.

§ 195-127 Landscaping.

§ 195-128 Functional design standards.

§ 195-129 Public and private civic space standards.

§ 195-130 Application and development review procedures.

§ 195-131 Performance standards and special permit criteria.

§ 195-132 Severability.

Article XXIII Inclusionary Housing Bylaw

§ 195-133 Purpose and intent.

§ 195-134 Applicability.

§ 195-135 Definitions.

§ 195-136 Segmentation prohibited.

§ 195-137 Provision of affordable units.

§ 195-138 Provisions applicable to affordable housing.

§ 195-139 Maximum incomes and selling prices.

§ 195-140 Preservation of affordability.

§ 195-141 Project changes.

§ 195-142 Conflict with other bylaws.

Article XXIV Route 129 Business Amenities Overlay District (BAOD)

§ 195-143 Purpose and intent.

§ 195-144 Establishment of overlay district

§ 195-145 Use regulations.

§ 195-146 Special provisions.

§ 195-147 Applicability of CEIOD to overlay district.