Town of Northbridge, MA
Worcester County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted as amended through 5-8-1979 Annual Town Meeting. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Earth removal — See Ch. 7, § 7-200.
Wetlands protection — See Ch. 7, § 7-700.
Trailers — See Ch. 9, § 9-700.
Board of Appeals rules and regulations — See Ch. 204.
Planning Board fees — See Ch. 217.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 222.
Attachment 1 - Table of Area Regulations Attachment 2 - Table of Area Regulations
Article I General Provisions

§ 173-1 Title, authority and purpose.

Article II Definitions

§ 173-2 Terms defined.

Article III Zoning Districts Established

§ 173-3 Districts enumerated.

§ 173-4 Establishment of Zoning Map.

§ 173-5 District boundaries.

§ 173-6 Purpose of Heritage District.

Article IV Interpretation and Application

§ 173-7 Interpretation of provisions.

§ 173-8 Application of provisions.

Article V Use Regulations

§ 173-9 Applicability of use regulations.

§ 173-10 Designations used in Table of Use Regulations.

§ 173-11 Uses subject to other regulations.

§ 173-12 Table of Use Regulations.

§ 173-13 Permitted home occupations.

§ 173-14 Unregistered and disabled vehicles.

§ 173-15 Trailers.

§ 173-16 Permitted uses in Industrial One (I-1) District and Limited Industrial District (I-2).

§ 173-16.1 Forest Products Overlay District (FPOD).

§ 173-17 Planned townhouse development.

§ 173-18 Floodway and Floodplain Districts.

§ 173-18.1 Retreat lots.

§ 173-18.2 Erosion control.

§ 173-18.3 Adult entertainment.

§ 173-18.4 Registered marijuana dispensary.

Article VI Area, Height and Bulk Regulations

§ 173-19 Applicability of regulations.

§ 173-20 Table of Height and Bulk Regulations.

Article VII Signs

§ 173-21 Compliance with regulations.

§ 173-22 Signs permitted in any residential district.

§ 173-23 Signs permitted in any business district.

§ 173-24 Signs permitted in any industrial district.

§ 173-25 Miscellaneous regulations.

Article VIII Off-Street Parking and Loading

§ 173-26 Provision for parking and loading required.

§ 173-27 Off-street parking, loading and landscaping standards.

§ 173-28 Area, construction and lighting standards.

Article IX Nonconforming Uses, Structures and Lots

§ 173-29 Applicability of provisions.

§ 173-30 Extensions and alterations.

§ 173-31 (Reserved)

§ 173-32 Nonconforming lots or open space.

§ 173-33 Change of nonconforming use to another.

§ 173-34 Rebuilding of damaged structures.

§ 173-35 Abandoned nonconforming uses.

§ 173-36 Moving.

§ 173-37 Unsafe structures.

Article X Administration and Enforcement

§ 173-38 Enforcement authority.

§ 173-39 Building permits required.

§ 173-40 Previously approved permits.

§ 173-41 Certificate of use and occupancy required.

§ 173-42 Establishment of fees.

§ 173-43 Conformance with subsequent amendments.

§ 173-44 Notice of violation.

§ 173-45 Violations and penalties.

§ 173-46 Board of Appeals.

§ 173-47 Special permits.

§ 173-48 Variances.

§ 173-49 Site plan review.

§ 173-49.1 Site plan review by Planning Board.

§ 173-49.2 Associate Planning Board member.

Article XI Amendments, Severability and When Effective

§ 173-50 Amendments.

§ 173-51 Severability.

§ 173-52 When effective.

Article XII 43D Expedited Permitting

§ 173-53 43D expedited permitting.

§ 173-54 Definitions.

§ 173-55 Overlay district.

§ 173-56 Applicability.

§ 173-57 Review periods.

§ 173-58 Fees.

§ 173-59 Automatic grant of approval.

§ 173-60 Transfers; renewals; permit modification requests; expiration.

§ 173-61 Permitting process and submittal requirements; regulations.

§ 173-62 Severability.

§ 173-63 through § 173-69. (Reserved)

Article XIII Aquifer Protection Districts

§ 173-70 Purpose.

§ 173-71 Definitions.

§ 173-72 Establishment of Districts.

§ 173-73 Use regulations.

§ 173-74 Special permit granting authority.

§ 173-75 Special permit criteria.

§ 173-76 Submittals.

§ 173-77 Decision.

§ 173-78 through § 173-79. (Reserved)

Article XIV Flexible Development

§ 173-80 Special permit required.

§ 173-81 Purpose.

§ 173-82 Applicability.

§ 173-83 Procedures.

§ 173-84 Determination of density.

§ 173-85 Modification of lot requirements.

§ 173-86 Open space requirements.

§ 173-87 Buffer areas.

§ 173-88 Decision.

§ 173-89 Relation to other requirements.

Article XV Open Space Development Overlay District

§ 173-90 Purpose and intent.

§ 173-91 Permitted uses.

§ 173-92 Development standards.

§ 173-93 Open space use and design.

§ 173-94 Special permit procedures.

§ 173-95 Deed restrictions.

§ 173-96 Criteria for granting a special permit.

§ 173-97 Fees and security.

Article XVI Route 146 Overlay District Bylaw

§ 173-98 Purpose.

§ 173-99 Application of District regulations.

§ 173-100 Application approval.

§ 173-101 Design standards.

§ 173-102 through § 173-109. (Reserved)

Article XVII Senior Living Bylaw

§ 173-110 Purpose.

§ 173-111 Applicability.

§ 173-112 General requirements.

§ 173-113 Dimensional requirements.

§ 173-114 Procedures.

Article XVIII Infectious Waste Transfer and Processing Facilities

§ 173-115 Purpose.

§ 173-116 Applicability.

§ 173-117 Exemptions.

§ 173-118 Administration.

§ 173-119 Submittal requirements.

§ 173-120 Facility siting requirements.

§ 173-121 Approval.

§ 173-122 Conditions.

§ 173-123 Severability.

Article XIX Historic Mill Adaptive Reuse Overlay District

§ 173-124 Purpose.

§ 173-125 Overlay district.

§ 173-126 Location.

§ 173-127 Permitted uses.

§ 173-128 Special permit required.

§ 173-129 Special Permit Granting Authority.

§ 173-130 Application.

§ 173-131 Development standards.

§ 173-132 Action by the Planning Board.

Article XX Large-Scale Solar Photovoltaic Installations

§ 173-133 Purpose.

§ 173-134 Applicability.

§ 173-135 Definitions.

§ 173-136 General requirements.