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Public Hearing Notice: Zoning Ordinance Update

The Bristol Town Council will hold a second reading and public hearing on January 27, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Via ZOOM Video Teleconference for proposed amendments to the Bristol Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map.

To join from computer: zoom.us/j/97297438749
Webinar ID: 972 9743 8749
Passcode: 450073
Or to join by phone: US: +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799
Additional phone numbers available: zoom.us/u/abLFlTXGKB

These amendments are proposed by the Town of Bristol Department of Community
Development. Proposed amendments are numerous and occur throughout the ordinance. They include a general “cleanup” of the ordinance to address various inconsistencies, and needed clarifications as well as updates to comply with the RI State Enabling Act and the Town and State approved Comprehensive Plan. Amendments also include significant revisions and new ordinance sections relating to, among other things, provisions for accessory solar energy systems on rooftops, definitions, including revisions for building height in the flood zone; permitted uses; signs; the creation of a new Public Institutional zoning district; creation of a new Agricultural zoning district and inclusionary zoning revisions. The proposed zoning map amendments are for the mapping of protected open space parcels in the Open Space Zone, the proposed new Public Institutional Zoning are on public property and the Agricultural Zoning districts are on farmland already protected from development where the government holds a conservation easement.

Proposed amendments are available at Town Hall in the Clerk’s Office and may be viewed
or downloaded using the link below.

The proposal may be altered or amended prior to the close of public hearing without
further advertising, as a result of further study or because of the views expressed at the
public hearing. Any such alteration must be presented for comment in the course of said
hearing.

NOTE: INDIVIDUALS REQUESTING INTERPRETER SERVICES FOR THE DEAF OR HARD
OF HEARING MUST NOTIFY THE TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE AT 253-7000, 72 HOURS IN
ADVANCE OF THE HEARING DATE.

To review the proposed changes, please click the ‘Learn More’ button below.

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