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Start Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020 7:00 pm
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                                            GOFFSTOWN PLANNING BOARD MEETING

AGENDA   - THURSDAY – DECEMBER 10, 2020

In accordance with the Governor’s Emergency Order #12, Pursuant to Executive Order 2020-04, the Planning Board will utilize the emergency meeting provisions of RSA 91-A to conduct meetings through electronic means while preserving, to the extent feasible, the public's right to notice of such meetings and ability to observe and listen contemporaneously. On the evening of the meeting, you can listen contemporaneously on the telephone by calling: (603) 766-JOIN (5646). Once you call in you will need to enter the Participation Code: 785645#. Please make sure you enter the # sign after the numbers to participate.  If you are having difficulty calling in to the number to participate, please call (603)660-5000 for assistance.

7:00 P.M.                                       MASTER PLAN UPDATE PUBLIC HEARING

2021 PROPOSED ZONING AMENDMENTS PUBLIC HEARING                                                

  OTHER BUSINESS:

NOTE: “Any person with a disability who wishes to participate in this public meeting and needs to be provided a reasonable accommodation in order to participate, please call the Town Hall (497-8990 Ext 117) at least 72 hours in advance so that arrangements can be made.”

2021 Zoning Amendments Public Hearing

Proposed Zoning Amendments

Goffstown Planning Board

Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm

In accordance with the Governor’s Emergency Order #12, Pursuant to Executive Order 2020-04, the Planning Board will utilize the emergency meeting provisions of RSA 91-A to conduct meetings through electronic means while preserving, to the extent feasible, the public's right to notice of such meetings and ability to observe and listen contemporaneously. On the evening of the meeting, you can listen contemporaneously on the telephone by calling: (603) 766-JOIN (5646). Once you call in you will need to enter the Participation Code: 785645#. Please make sure you enter the # sign after the numbers to participate.  If you are having difficulty calling in to the number to participate, please call (603)660-5000 for assistance.

Shall the Town adopt Amendment No. 1, as proposed by the Goffstown Planning Board, by adding the following definitions to the Zoning Ordinance Glossary?

BREWER – A person who makes or produces beer or similar alcoholic beverages in a facility specially designed for that production.

BREWERY - An industrial use that brews or manufactures ales, beers, meads and/or other beverages on site. Breweries are classified as a use that manufactures more than 15,000 barrels of beverages (all beverages combined) annually. In addition, uses that manufacture 15,000 barrels of beverage or less, but which do not meet one or more of the requirements needed to be considered brewpubs, are breweries. A brewery may include all offices, granaries, mash-rooms, cooling-rooms, vaults, yards, cellars, and storerooms, connected therewith or where any part of the process of manufacture of beer or other beverages is carried on, or where any apparatus connected with such manufacture is kept or used, or where any of the products of brewing or fermentation are kept or stored, as allowed per NH RSA 178. This use may also include an accessory restaurant.

BREW PUB – A manufacturer of beer or specialty beer, not exceeding 2,500 barrels annually, which as a functional part of its business, maintains a full service restaurant serving the beer it manufactures as well as other beverage and liquor as allowed by RSA 178:28, II(a)(1) and RSA 178:22, V(q).

BREWERY, NANO – A manufacturer of beer or specialty beer, not exceeding 2,000 barrels annually for sale in any quantity to the general public or licensee for retail or wholesale, as allowed by RSA 178:12-a.

 

Shall the Town adopt Amendment No. 2, as proposed by the Goffstown Planning Board, by amending the Goffstown Zoning Ordinance – Section 3, Allowable Uses in Zoning District, Section 3.11 Table of Principal Uses, by adding the following new uses?

  • Manufacturing, construction and wholesale trade

New Use #2 Brewery and Nano Brewery, and renumbering the remaining uses.

This amendment is intended to permit breweries and Nano breweries in the Industrial District as a permitted use.

                                                                                            

Shall the Town adopt Amendment No. 3, as proposed by the Goffstown Planning Board, by amending the Goffstown Zoning Ordinance – Section 3, Allowable Uses in Zoning District, Section 3.11 Table of Principal Uses, by adding the following new uses?

E.         Services – Lodging & Restaurants

New Use #5 Brew Pub and Nano Brewery.

This amendment is intended to permit brewpubs and Nano breweries in the Commercial and Industrial District as a permitted use and the Village Commercial and Commercial Industrial Flex District by a Conditional Use permit.

 

Shall the Town adopt Amendment No. 4, as proposed by the Goffstown Planning Board, by amending the Goffstown Zoning Ordinance, Section 15 Administration and Enforcement, 15.3.7.3 by eliminating “A public notice shall be placed in a newspaper of general circulation” and replacing it with “A public notice shall appear prominently on the home page of the Town’s website, and shall remain until the conclusion of the hearing. The public notice shall also appear in two other public places.”

This amendment eliminates the need to post a public notice in a newspaper of general circulation and allows the public notice to be posted on the homepage of the Town’s website and two other public places.

Shall the Town adopt Amendment No. 5, as proposed by the Goffstown Planning Board, by

amending the Goffstown Zoning Ordinance, Section 5.2.2, an accessory dwelling unit shall be constructed within or attached to a single-family residence, by adding: “or a detached accessory building on the same lot”?

This amendment allows for a detached accessory dwelling unit on the same lot as the principal use.

Shall the Town adopt Amendment No. 6, as proposed by the Goffstown Planning Board, by

Eliminating Section 5.2.5, No new exterior entrance or exit to an accessory dwelling unit shall be constructed facing the front of the single-family residence?

This amendment eliminates the requirement that accessory dwelling units are not permitted to add new exterior entrances facing the front of the building.

Shall the Town adopt Amendment No. 7, as proposed by the Goffstown Planning Board, by amending Section 3. Allowable Uses, 3.72 as follows: Single and Two-family dwellings.  More than one (1) single family dwelling or more than one (1) two-family dwelling may be located on a single lot only pursuant to Section 13.5 Open Space Development. 

This house keeping amendment eliminates inconsistencies in the Zoning Ordinance with respect to two-family dwellings. The Zoning Ordinance includes in the definition of Multi-family, as a group of two or more buildings containing at least two dwelling units per building. Current language in Section 3.72 of the Zoning Ordinance incorrectly prohibits this style of multi-family from locating on a single lot unless proposed as an Open Space Development.

Shall the Town adopt Amendment No. 8, as proposed by the Goffstown Planning Board, by amending Section 4.3. Table of Dimensional Regulations, by eliminating “zero yards as part of a condominium project, or zero side yards in the Village Commercial district (VC district) with masonry construction”, and adding, “For Multi-Family Dwellings, refer to Section 4.4 for minimum side and rear building setbacks”.

This house keeping amendment eliminates language in footnote 4 in its entirety and replaces it with a reference in Section 4.3, Table of Dimensional Regulations, where the minimum setback requirements for multi-family developments in the Ordinance may be found. This amendment adds a much-needed reference and eliminates language that has no clear intent and makes no sense.

Shall the Town adopt Amendment No. 9, as proposed by the Goffstown Planning Board, by amending Section 4.4 Multi-Family Dwellings with the following changes?

4.4.1.1 The maximum lot building coverage and maximum number of dwelling units per buildable acre as specified in Section 4.3., Table of Dimensional Regulations; and

4.4.1.2 The dimensional standards for minimum lot size, minimum lot frontage, minimum front yard requirements building setbacks, and maximum height; and

4.4.1.3 Unless otherwise specified in Section 4.3., Table of Dimensional Regulations, the side and rear minimum building setbacks for multi-family structures shall be the greater of the underlying setback for that zone or the length of the building side most parallel to that lot line divided by two.

This house keeping amendment is intended to create consistency in the use of terms in Section 4.4 Multi-Family Dwellings with terms used in Section 4.3, Table of Dimensional Regulations.