City of Beverly, MA
Essex County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Beverly as amended through December 2013 (Art. XXXVIII of the Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 130.
Historic buildings and districts — See Ch. 168.
Sewers — See Ch. 227.
Stormwater management — See Ch. 249.
Wetlands protection — See Ch. 287.
Planning Board regulations — See Ch. 315; Ch. 350; Ch. 375.
Attachment 1 - Land Use Schedule Attachment 2 - Table of Dimensional Requirements
Article I Title, Purpose and Interpretation

§ 300-1 Short title.

§ 300-2 Purpose.

§ 300-3 Interpretation.

Article II Definitions

§ 300-4 Interpretation of terms.

§ 300-5 Terms defined.

Article III Zoning Districts

§ 300-6 Districts designated.

§ 300-7 Overlay districts.

Article IV Zoning Map

§ 300-8 Zoning District Map.

§ 300-9 Interpretation of district boundaries.

Article V General Provisions

§ 300-10 Applicability.

§ 300-11 Undersized lots of record.

§ 300-12 Building permits issued prior to adoption of chapter.

§ 300-13 Obstructions to air navigation.

§ 300-14 Height exceptions.

§ 300-15 Area, lot width and yards.

§ 300-16 Corner clearance.

§ 300-17 Severability.

§ 300-18 Pork-chop-shaped lots.

§ 300-19 Wind energy conversion systems.

§ 300-20 Solar access.

§ 300-21 Removal of sod, loam and gravel.

§ 300-22 Design Review Board.

§ 300-23 Construction near Wenham Lake.

§ 300-24 Horticultural and floricultural activities.

§ 300-25 Towers and antennas.

Article VI Common Permitted Uses

§ 300-26 Exempt uses.

§ 300-27 Accessory buildings in residential districts.

§ 300-28 Accessory buildings and uses in other districts.

§ 300-29 Swimming pools and tennis courts.

Article VII District Regulations

§ 300-30 R-90 One-Family District.

§ 300-31 R-45 One-Family District.

§ 300-32 R-22 One-Family District.

§ 300-33 R-15 One-Family District.

§ 300-34 R-10 One-Family District.

§ 300-35 R-6 One-Family and Two-Family District.

§ 300-36 RMD Multifamily District.

§ 300-37 RHD Multifamily District.

§ 300-38 RSD Special Residential District.

§ 300-39 CN Neighborhood Commercial District.

§ 300-40 CC Central Business District.

§ 300-41 CG General Commercial District.

§ 300-42 IR and IR Overlay Restricted Industrial, Research and Office District.

§ 300-43 IG General Industrial District.

§ 300-44 HD Hospital District.

§ 300-45 BHD Beverly Harbor District.

§ 300-46 WDR Waterfront Development Residential District.

§ 300-47 MOSR Municipal Open Space and Recreation District.

Article VIII Overlay Districts

§ 300-48 FOD Floodplain Overlay District.

§ 300-49 LHD Local Historic District.

§ 300-50 WSPOD Water Supply Protection Overlay District.

§ 300-51 IR Overlay District.

§ 300-52 Depot Parking Overlay District.

Article IX Special Density and Dimensional Regulations

§ 300-53 Planned Residential Development (PRD).

§ 300-54 Open space residential design (OSRD) site plans.

§ 300-55 Accessory apartments.

§ 300-56 Commercial mobile radio service transmission facilities.

§ 300-57 Congregate housing for elderly and/or permanently disabled residents.

§ 300-58 Residential reuse of public buildings.

Article X Parking and Loading Requirements

§ 300-59 Off-street parking requirements.

§ 300-60 Off-street loading requirements.

§ 300-61 Lot, vehicle and location restrictions.

§ 300-62 Special off-street parking provisions.

§ 300-63 Parking and loading space specifications.

§ 300-64 Design requirements.

§ 300-65 Shared parking in lots zoned IR Overlay.

Article XI Signs

§ 300-66 Policy and general guidelines.

§ 300-67 Specific standards by zoning district.

§ 300-68 Signs not requiring Design Review Board approval.

§ 300-69 Prohibited signs.

§ 300-70 Permit requirements; design review process.

§ 300-71 Maintenance; enforcement; violations and penalties.

§ 300-72 Variances.

Article XII Nonconforming Situations

§ 300-73 Definitions.

§ 300-74 Purpose.

§ 300-75 Continuation of nonconforming situations; creation date.

§ 300-76 Effect of special permits, findings and variances.

§ 300-77 Reversion to nonconformity prohibited.

§ 300-78 Changes resulting in noncompliance.

§ 300-79 Nonconformity resulting from public action.

§ 300-80 Discontinuance or abandonment.

§ 300-81 Change of ownership, tenancy, or management.

§ 300-82 Nonconforming uses.

§ 300-83 Nonconforming dwellings and buildings.

§ 300-84 Nonconforming lots.

§ 300-85 Nonconforming off-street parking and loading.

§ 300-86 Repair and reconstruction.

§ 300-87 Vesting of rights during adoption of amendments.

§ 300-88 Certificate of occupancy or registration.

Article XIII Board of Appeals

§ 300-89 Continuance and authority; fees; hearings; records.

§ 300-90 Scope of authority.

§ 300-91 Special permit uses.

§ 300-92 Variances.

§ 300-93 Temporary use variances.

§ 300-94 Procedures for special permits, findings and variances.

§ 300-95 Fees for appeals and applications.

Article XIV Administration and Enforcement

§ 300-96 Building Inspector.

§ 300-97 Permits required.

§ 300-98 Site plan review of commercial, industrial and multifamily developments.

§ 300-99 Violations and penalties.

§ 300-100 Severability; when effective.

§ 300-101 Amendments.

Article XV Affordable Housing

§ 300-102 Purposes and intent.

§ 300-103 Applicability.

§ 300-104 Housing affordability.

§ 300-105 Planning Board regulations.

§ 300-106 (Reserved)

§ 300-107 Location and comparability of affordable units.

§ 300-108 Methods of providing affordable units.

§ 300-109 Dimensional and density regulations for on-site units.

§ 300-110 Submission requirements and procedures for on-site and off-site units.

§ 300-111 Submission requirements and procedures for special permits.

§ 300-112 Phased construction.

§ 300-113 Selection of affordable unit purchasers or renters.

§ 300-114 Preservation of affordability.

Article XVI Artist Live/Work Requirements

§ 300-115 General description and purpose.

§ 300-116 Applicability.

§ 300-117 Development standards.

§ 300-118 Performance standards.

§ 300-119 Parking requirements.

§ 300-120 Sign standards.

§ 300-121 Special permit criteria.

Article XVII Sale and Distribution of Recreational Marijuana

§ 300-122 Temporary moratorium.