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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Public Hearing Amending Chapter 3 Special Districts

The City Council of the City of Norwich will meet in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 100 Broadway, Norwich, Connecticut on April 19, 2021 at 7:30 o'clock P.M. for amending the purpose of second reading an action on the following proposed ordinance

CITY OF NORWICH

NOTICE OF SECOND READING AND ACTION

 

The City Council of the City of Norwich will meet in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 100 Broadway, Norwich, Connecticut on April 19, 2021 at 7:30 o'clock P.M. for amending the purpose of second reading an action on the following proposed ordinance:

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 3 SPECIAL DISTRICTS BY ADDING SECTION 3.11 BUSINESS MASTER PLAN DISTRICT (BMPD) TO THE NORWICH ZONING REGULATIONS

 

By amending the following:

 

3.11.2.3    District Expiration.  Approval of the zone change under this BMPD shall be void, without any further action of the City Council and the property shall automatically return to its prior zoning designation, unless a site plan for one or more sites in the BMPD is approved within 5 years of the zone change approval (“new”) “, and all work in connection with the site plan is completed within the 5 year period.”  The City Council may grant one or more extensions of this period prior to expiration upon written request of the applicant, but in no event will the extensions exceed (“new”) “the extension of any site plan approval to complete the required work (but excluding an extension under Section 7.5.10).   It being the intension of this provision that should the site work not be completed within site plan extension, that this zone change under this BMPD be null and void and the property revert to its prior zoning designation.” 5 additional years.

 

3.11.5.1 Area and Bulk Requirements.

 (i)    Minimum district size:   A minimum of 200 (“new”) “100” acres of contiguous land in one or more parcels under common ownership or other ownership arrangement satisfactory to the City Council acting as the zoning authority in its   discretion; and

 

 (iv)  Minimum front yard: 0

             (v)    Minimum side yard: 0

             (vi)   Minimum rear yard: 0

 

(“new”) “(iv)  Minimum front, side and rear yards:  such yards as approved on the Master Plan”

 

(vii) (“new”) “(v)”Maximum building height:   such height as approved on the Master Plan.

 

3.11.5.2 Architectural Design.  All new construction shall be designed to provide a high quality appearance consistent with contemporary standards and all selected materials shall be durable with subtle colors and uniform treatment. (“new”) “The Commission on the City Plan shall approve architecture during the site plan process.”

 

 

3.11.5.4  Parking.    On-site parking areas shall be adequate for the uses proposed.  The Master Plan shall establish parking (“new”) “which adheres to industry standards as determined acceptable to the Zoning Commission,” with parking located on site to the extent feasible, without excessive impervious coverage.  Parking area design should maximize landscaping.   Storm water management shall be designed to handle anticipated run-off without creating negative impacts on adjacent properties or natural resources.

 

 

3.11.5.6  Permitted Uses.  Permitted uses shall be established by the Master Plan.

 

.6 Laboratories – no onsite patient visits permitted

 

 

3.11.5.7  Prohibited uses.  The following uses are prohibited in the BMPD

 

.6    Retail sales except associated with permitted use Truck Stop

 

(“new”) “.6”   Residential uses

(“new”) “.7”   Landscaping and construction laydown area

(“new”) “.8”   Self-Storage facilities

 

(“new”) “3.11.6 Consultant Review: In the event that the Zoning Commission needs to hire a consultant to review any aspect of the Master Plan proposal, the applicant shall pay for the City’s consultant expense.”

 

Copies of said ordinance is on file open to public inspection at the office of the City and Town Clerk.

                        

Dated at Norwich, Connecticut this 6th of April, 2021.

 

Betsy M. Barrett,

City and Town Clerk

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