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TOWN OF RICHMOND PLANNING BOARD NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE ZONING BYLAW The Planning Board, pursuant to the provisions of Section 5 of Chapter 40A of the Massachusetts General Laws, will conduct a public hearing on Monday, February 14, 2022, at 6:00 pm at Town Hall, 1529 State Rd., to consider the following amendments to the zoning bylaw: Add: Section 14 Recreational, Educational and Research Use of Open Space and Conservation Land Purpose: Provide for the recreational, educational and research use of open space and conservation land Definitions: Conservation Land Land permanently restricted to limit residential or commercial development of the land or to limit the number of residential or commercial building lots permitted in any sub-division of the land. Open Space Residential Land Land exceeding the minimum lot size for a single family dwelling or two family dwelling, or land not used for a dwelling, or structures accessory to a dwelling, that is preserved or maintained in an open condition, including gardens, fields, pastures, forests, wood lots, orchards, lawns, and other similar uses. Open Space Agricultural Land Land used for agricultural, horticulture, or floriculture as a principal or accessory use that is preserved or maintained in an open condition, including, fields, pastures, forests, wood lots, orchards, gardens, and other similar uses. Open Space and Conservation Recreation The use of Open Space Residential Land, Open Space Agricultural Land, or Conservation Land, open to the public, for hiking, snow shoeing, backpacking, hunting, fishing, bird watching, photography or other similar recreational activities. Open Space and Conservation Education and Research The use of Open Space Residential Land, Open Space Agricultural Land, or Conservation Land, open to the public, that may include guided tours, for the observation and study of wildlife, plants, flora, geology, and other natural features. Recreational Event The use of Open Space Residential Land, Open Space Agricultural Land, or Conservation Land, open to the public, for group activities promoted by the owner or other organization to attract public participation. Parking Lot The use of land for the construction of a parking lot. 1.0 Parking Lot Requirements for this section The use of land for a parking lot shall meet the following requirements: a) The applicant shall submit an application for site plan approval under Section 6.6 of this By-Law b) The application shall include an impact study of expected vehicle traffic, intensity of use, visitors per day and other data relevant to the proper regulation of Parking Lot size and use at the proposed site. Section 4.8 A. PERMITTED PRINCIPAL USES Continued: 18a) Open Space and Conservation Recreation: Yes in all districts The use of land, under Section 14, for Open Space and Conservation Recreation, provided that t no fee is charged, no off-highway motorized vehicles are permitted, and recreational events shall require a permit from the Board of Selectmen under Chapter X, Section 9 of the Town By-Laws. 18 b) Open Space and Conservation Education, and Research: Yes in all districts The use of land, under Section 14, for Open Space and Conservation Education and Research, provided that no fee is charged , and no off-highway motorized vehicles are permitted. Section 4.8 B. PERMITTED ACCESSORY USES Continued: 18. Open Space and Conservation Recreation: a) The use of land, under Section 14, for Open Space and Conservation Recreation, provided that no fee is charged, no off-highway motorized vehicles are permitted and any Open Space Residential Land, that is open to the public, has a minimum total lot area of 5 acres or more. Yes in all districts . b) The use of Open Space Residential Land, Open Space Agricultural Land, or Conservation Land, under Section 14, for accessory structures such as temporary shelters, informational bulletin board, parking lot, and restrooms. Yes in Districts RA-A and RA-C No in Districts SR and COMM Other Zoning Changes Delete: The following sections entirely: Section 4.9 Temporary Moratorium on Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers Section 4.10 Temporary Moratorium on Marijuana Establishments The complete texts of these amendments are available in the office of the Town Clerk, Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am-4:00 pm. Friday, 8:30 am- 12:30 pm John Hanson, Chairman Richmond Planning Board AD# 62995 01/19/2022, 01/26/2022

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