Video: Citizens in Wards 3 & 4 Express Concerns about Proposed New Guidelines for Larger Residential Developments

Councilors Ryan O’Donnell (Ward 3) and Gina-Louise Sciarra (Ward 4) hosted residents in City Hall on May 5 to discuss proposed large-development zoning with Wayne Feiden, Director of Planning and Sustainability. While some residents favored increased density in downtown Northampton, others expressed concerns about congestion, parking shortages, and ambiguities in the zoning language that developers might exploit. This YouTube video is 1 hour 34 minutes long and was recorded by Ruth McGrath.

Proposed Northampton Zoning Ordinance for 7 or More Units – May 2014

See also:

Letter to Gazette from Jim Nash: Northampton zoning package lacks design standards (6/22/13)

Toronto Urban Design Guidelines: Infill Townhouses (4/28/09)

Portland Infill Design Strategies: Best Practices for Context-Sensitive Infill Design (4/27/09)

Knoxville Infill Housing Design Guidelines: Lessons from Experience (4/23/09)

PLANiTULSA: Areas of Change and Stability

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