[Amended 3-13-2001 by Amdt. No. 3]
For the purposes of this chapter, the Town of Hudson is divided into the following districts as shown and defined on the Official Zoning Map. The Official Zoning Map is made a part of this chapter, by reference, for the purpose of designating the boundaries of districts. The Zoning Map is available in the offices of the Town Planner and Zoning Administrator.
Residential - One (R-1). The R-1 Residential District is established to provide for the development of single-family detached homes and customary accessory uses and structures at low densities. The district is intended to be strictly residential in character with a minimum of disturbances due to traffic or overcrowding.
Residential - Two (R-2). The R-2 Residential District is established to provide for the development of single-family and/or two-family (duplex) residences and customary accessory uses and structures and complementary nonresidential uses. The district is intended to provide a diversity of housing types, community facilities, recreational uses and other uses which benefit and are enhanced by the predominantly residential character of the district.
Town Residence (TR). The TR District encompasses established residential neighborhoods which have been developed on smaller lots than the lot size established in other residential districts. The setbacks and use densities reflect traditional New England town or village lot development patterns. The district is intended to permit the continued use, maintenance and vitality of these unique residential areas, protecting their residential character, while simultaneously limiting the expansion of these neighborhoods into adjacent, undeveloped lands.
Business (B). The B District is established to provide for the development of general wholesale and retail commercial uses, services, offices uses, multifamily dwellings and customary accessory uses and structures.
[2-2-2019 ATM, Art. 02, adopted 3-12-2019]
Industrial (I). The I District is established to provide for industrial development, warehousing, limited business and commercial uses and customary accessory uses and structures. The district is intended to be strictly nonresidential in character.
General (G). The G District includes all areas not specifically designated as being within an R-1, R-2, TR, B or I District. The district is designed to permit a wide diversity of land uses. Most uses permitted in the other five districts are permitted in the G District. The G District is intended to allow natural constraints, such as infrastructure development and market forces to determine the most appropriate use of land. It is also intended that the G District will eventually be absorbed by the expansion of other existing districts or replaced by newly created districts. The Planning Board will be responsible for maintaining sound planning concepts in this district and shall ensure that conflicting land uses do not abut each other without appropriate buffers.
[Amended 3-8-2016 by Amdt. No. 3]
General-One (G-1). The G-1 District includes all areas not specifically zoned as being within an R-1, R-2, TR, B, or I District located outside the right-of-way of the Circumferential Highway as depicted on the Town Zoning Map. The District is designed to permit a wide diversity of land uses at a density appropriate to the rural nature of the area, the natural constraints of the land and the lack of infrastructure. Uses permitted in this District are the same as those permitted in the G District.
[Added 3-13-2001 by Amdt. No. 3; amended 3-8-2016 by Amdt. No. 3]
Where appropriate and unless otherwise indicated, zoning district boundaries shown on the Zoning Map are the center lines of streets, power line rights-of-way, the middle of the channel of waterways or other bodies of water or the Town boundary line. Where a boundary is so indicated that it parallels the center line of a street, such boundary shall be considered to be parallel thereto at the distance therefrom shown on the Zoning Map. Any boundary within 10 feet of a property line shall be considered to coincide with such property line. Where no distance is stated on the Zoning Map, the distance shall be determined by the use of the scale on the map. In any instance where there is doubt as to the location of a zoning district boundary, the Zoning Administrator shall determine the location of such boundary, consistent with the intent of this chapter and the Zoning Map. Boundaries defined by the overlay Wetland District are excluded from this section.