IMPORTANT LINKS

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2014 Master Plan  CLICK HERE

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2004 Master Plan CLICK HERE 

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Statutory Planning Board Duties under Massachusetts General Laws 

CLICK HERE.

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Historic Cemetery project is HERE

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Recent News

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posted 9-2-14

Master Plan Public Workshop #2


When: Saturday September 27, 2014 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Where: Westport Public Library 408 Old County Road, 

What:   Chapters that will be covered for public input are:                             Economic Development, 

                  Housing, 

                  Traffic & Circulation.


Please be sure to attend so that you can provide your input to the shaping of Westport's Master Plan update!  


Help set the priorities for these chapters.


Click HERE for more information on Workshop #2.

Master Plan Information click HERE 

Annual Town Meeting is Saturday May 3, 2014 at 9am at the Westport High School.


The proposed Zoning By-law changes are summarized in this handout. It will also be available at Town Meeting:  CLICK HERE

posted 5-1-14


Master Plan Public Workshop #1 Summary - IS HERE 


posted March 21, 2014

Master Plan Update Committee


Come help set priorities for: 

Open Space & Recreation, 

Natural Resources, 

Water, Wastewater and Storm-water


Public Forum #1

"Whats the Plan for Westport?"

April 12, 2014

9-12

Westport Free Public Library

408 OldCounty Road

for more information CLICK HERE


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posted February 7, 2014

SITE PLAN APPROVAL  

Rules and Regulations 

of the Planning Board
were revised as of 1-28-14
and can be found
HERE.

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posted February 3, 2014

Revised 2014 proposed Zoning By-law amendments can be found HERE.

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posted Janusary 6, 2014

The 2014 proposed Zoning By-law amendments can be found HERE. 

A Public Hearing will take place on Tuesday January 28, 2014 at 6 p.m. to hear these proposed amendments and to take public input.

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posted Janusary 6, 2014

Proposed changes to 

Site Plan Approval for 

Central Village Guidelines are HERE.  

A Public Hearing will take place on Tuesday January 28, 2014 at 7 p.m. to review the guidlines resulting from the Public Forums and to take public input relative to incorporating these guidelines into the Site Plan Rules and Regulations.

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Central Village Design Guidelines

                                                                         posted November 21, 2013

On Tuesday December 3, 2013 the Planning Board will present the Central Village Design Guidelines which were developed through public input and for the purpose of maintaining the special charatcer of Central Village.    Click here for the announcement and below for the guidelines.

Central Village Design Guidelines 11/26/13 click here!

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Central Village Forum No. 3

Mark your calendars! 

Tuesday October 22, 2013 from 6:30-8:00 p.m


The Planning Board will hold a third public meeting to follow up on the ideas participants generated in the previous 2 fourums.


Draft guidlelines will be reviewed for comment.

The draft guidelines willl be posted soon.


Click HERE to view the announcement.

                                                 ...posted October 10, 2013

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Priority Development Areas

Priority Protection Areas


Mark Your Calendars!


June 4, 2013 at 6 p.m. at the Town Hall Annex,

SRPEDD and the Planning Board will conduct a public meeting on the South Coast Rail Westport Community Priority Area 5-Year Update.


Click here to see the flyer.


Click here to view the draft area map.


See details of the draft area map in these maps below:

Route 6  Westport Factory Area

Routes 177 & 88 Area

Route 6 - Davis Road Area

Narrows-STOD Area

Central Village Area

                                                        ...posted May 17, 2013

Click here to view the Priority Development & Protection Areas 2008 Report.

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May 1, 2013

Results of the Master Plan Survey are HERE

Open response questions (in excell format) are here

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March 21, 2013:

     Proposed Zoning By-Law amendments (as of March 12) for Annual Town Meeting can be found HERE.

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 The Planning Board thanks Westport Residents for their participation in the

 Westport

Master Plan

 Survey

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March 4,2013:

           Master Plan Visioning Session Update

 

On Saturday March 2, 2013, the Planning Board and personnel from the Southeastern Regional Planning & Economic Development District (SRPEDD) hosted the Master Plan Visioning Session at the Town Hall Annex.  The event was well atended by many Westport citizens who provided valuable input to Phase I of the Master Plan update.   Please check back as SRPEDD will provide a report of the Visioning Session in the days to come.   Click here to view the 2004 Master Plan.

Watch the Visioning Session on public access TV! 

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Jan 17, 2013:

Proposed Zoning By-Law amendments:


Click HERE to view the full Legal Notice for the Zoning By-law amendments for ATM 2013 proposing:


To create a new Zoning By-law, Article 24, Solar Energy Systems, for the purpose of regulating the siting of the generation of Solar Energy Systems (via by-right, site plan approval, or special permit).


To create a new Westport Zoning By-law Article 25, Temporary Marijuana Moratorium Bylaw, be in effect through June 30, 2014 for the purpose of undertaking a planning process to address the potential impacts of medical marijuana.


To amend the Table of Use Regulations by reformatting the use table approved at the 2012 Annual Town Meeting regarding the Science and Technology Overlay District (STOD) related-uses easier to understand. 

 

A copy of the proposed filing is with the Town Clerk’s office, Town Hall, and Planning Board at the Town Hall Annex and may be inspected there during regular business hours. Or follow the link above.

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Solar Energy Systems By-law Listening Session

Saturday,  January 12, 2012  10am- 12 pm

Town Hall Annex Meeting Room at 856 Main Road

 

The Planning Board invites the Westport Community for input to guide revisions tot he Solar Energy Systems Bylaw.  The bylaw did not pass by the required two-thirds majority at the recent Special Town Meeting and will benefit from more discussion with residents.  Please join us with your questions or concerns.

 

Click HERE for the full announcement.


                                                                                                                         


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What Makes Central Village Central Village?


Central Village Forum #2

Town Hall Annex Gymnasium

Thursday, October 18, 2012

5-8 p.m.


CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS !

 Central Village Forum #1

#1 Summary - June 26, 2012  -CLICK HERE.



"Central Village"
Read this exerpt from the 1995 book       "A History of Westport in the Twenthieth Century" by Carmen Maiocco and Claude Ledoux. 

CLICK HERE TO READ IT.