Strategy to shift away from using fossil fuels and power the community with 100% renewable energy within 10 years, while significantly reducing driving and expanding public transit.
The Rockingham Planning Commission developed a model accessory dwelling code, including detailed explanations for specific provisions contained in a model ordinance.
Permits the use of a tiny home as a separate single-family dwelling in an existing residential zone, requiring a total square footage of between 200 and 600, on the same lot as a primary dwelling, and with connection to city sewer services.
Permits use and construction of tiny homes as permanent dwellings and provides for second dwelling units, backyard cottages, and accessory living quarters as a specific type of permitted use in residentially zoned lots.
Provides a detailed ratio for “developed land” to “common land” in Amherst’s Cluster Developments. For every dwelling unit, the code requires 2,000 square feet of usable common land.
Requires that cluster developments preserve fifty percent open space in exchange for reducing the minimum lot size from one dwelling unit per ten acres, to two dwelling units per acre.
Allows cluster developments reduced minimum lot sizes and requires fifty percent of land be perpetually maintained as open space for agriculture, parks, recreation, or conservation
Cluster development is required for the subdivision of land in certain “Resource Conservation” districts.
Stipulates that, within three of the region's largest zones, clustered development is required for any subdivision of land over five acres.
Between 75% and 85% of project land must be preserved either for agriculture or forest.