OPD Call for Applicants to Serve on Zoning Revisions Committee

From the Office of Planning and Development:

The City of Northampton Planning Board seeks to fill 2 vacancies on the Zoning Revisions Committee (ZRC), which is a 9-member advisory committee. One vacancy is to be filled by a person with technical skills and experience to address zoning, land use and planning issues. The other vacancy will be filled with a person who represents environmental/conservation concerns (e.g Broad Brook Coalition, local land trust, Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary). The current committee structure sunsets in April 2011.

The ZRC was established by City Council Ordinance for the purpose of assisting the Planning Board to identify, develop, and recommend where appropriate zoning ordinances that serve to implement the Sustainability Plan as adopted on December 19, 2007. The committee is a sub-committee of the Planning Board and shall:

  • review current zoning and recommend revisions as appropriate that will serve to implement the goals of the Northampton Sustainability plan;
  • serve as an additional technical resource to the Planning Board in matters of zoning revisions;
  • provide a wide range of opportunities for public input to the zoning revisions process.

Interested parties shall submit application, resume and cover letter to Carolyn Misch, 210 Main St, Rm 11, Northampton, MA OR via email at cmisch@northamptonma.gov.

Applications are available at www.northamptonma.gov/opd or by calling 587-1287 or emailing cmisch@northamptonma.gov.

Application Deadline October 21, 2010.

See also:

Video: Zoning Revisions Committee Meeting of 10/6/10; King Street Forum Comments; Planning Staff Offer Suggestions
[The committee discusses the need to recruit two more members.]

Joel Russell Explains Resignation from Zoning Revisions Committee; Comments on King Street Rezoning (9/22/10)