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Zoning Recodification Working Group 

The Zoning Recodification Working Group spent the last 18 months overseeing a comprehensive zoning update. Their goal is to update and revise the Arlington Zoning Bylaw (ZBL) to be clearer, internally consistent, reflective of the Master Plan, and in compliance with M.G.L. Chapter 40A and current case law. Following a year and a half of meetings, interviews, and public engagement, the recodified Zoning Bylaw was approved by the Attorney General. The recodified Zoning Bylaw was adopted at Special Town Meeting on February 12, 2018, and includes amendments through May 2, 2018.

The Zoning Bylaw is now available in the Laws and Regulations sections of the Town’s website. The document has been updated to include internal and external hyperlinks to promote usability. 

Please contact the Department of Planning and Community Development at 781-316-3090 with any questions or comments about this process.

A copy of the previous drafts and supporting documents can be found below.
Final Zoning Bylaw Draft adopted by Town Meeting on February 12, 2018.
Final Zoning Bylaw Draft, dated January 24, 2018.
Zoning Bylaw-redline-20180130
Zoning Bylaw Content for Board_Rules and Administrative Rules

Previous Drafts
Hearing Draft with track changes dated, January 18, 2018
Hearing Draft with track changes dated, January 10, 2018.
ARB Public Hearing Draft dated, December 14, 2017.

Documents for the October 18, 2017 Public Forum can be viewed below.
Zoning Bylaw, 2nd Reading Draft, dated 10/11/2017
Guide to Arlington Zoning Bylaw Recodification, dated 10/10/2017
Guide to Arlington Zoning Bylaw Recodification-Definitions, dated, 10/11/2017
RKG Zoning Assessment and Town Response 
Frequently Asked Questions
July 13, 2017 Public Meeting Documents
Zoning Overhaul Presentation, July 13, 2017
07132017 Overview of Draft Zoning Bylaw proposed changes
07132017 Agenda Zoning Overhaul
07132017 Comment Page (blank)
Meeting Summary is now available and can be viewed here.

Second Reading Draft, dated July 2017
First Reading Draft  dated, June 15, 2017 
First Reading Draft Supplement dated, April 27, 2017
First Reading Draft Table of Dimensional Regulations dated, June 19, 2017
First Reading Draft Table of Uses  dated, June 15, 2017

RKG Proposal for Consulting Services / Arlington Zoning Recodification, October 20, 2016
RKG Memorandum Arlington Zoning Review and Reorganization Framework, February 28, 2017

Working Group Members

David Watson (ARB)
Michael Byrne (Inspectional Services)
Adam Chapdelaine (Town Manager)
Nancy Flynn-Barvick (Town Manager appointee)
Catherine Garnett (Conservation Commission)
Charles Kalauskas (MPIC)
Christian Klein (ZBA)
Jennifer Raitt (Planning and Community Development)
Stephen Revilak (Town Meeting)
Ralph Willmer (MPIC)
Laura Wiener (Planning and Community Development)
Vacant (Town Meeting Member, appointed by the Moderator)

Please click here for information on the Zoning Bylaw Recodification Request for Proposals (RFP).

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