City of Waltham, MA
Middlesex County
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Ord. No.
1952-1980
Section
Subject
1981 Art. & Sec.
Date
Adopted
17572
21-9-16
Loam
Art. V Sec. 1(N)
5-11-1953
17931
21-23-12
Accessory uses
Art. XI Sec. 1(K)
8-23-1954
18829
21-26-6
Signs
Art. XII Sec. 1(F)
6-10-1957
18874
21-9-6
Loam
Art. V Sec. 1(N)
7-15-1957
19612
21-39
Board of Appeals powers
Art. XVII Sec. 2
12-28-1959
21-40
Board of Appeals procedures
Art. XVII Sec. 3(A) & (B)
12-28-1959
20263
21-41
Application fee
Art. XVIII Sec. 1
11-13-1961
20531
21-12-16
Accessory use
Art. VI Sec. 1(U)
7-16-1962
20720
21-9-16
Loam
Art. V Sec. 1(N)
2-11-1963
20885
6-42
Car wash
Art. III Sec. 3
8-19-1963
21178
6, Def. 42
Undertaker
Art. III Sec. 3
7-16-1964
21178
21-10-8
Corner lots
Art. V Sec. 2(H)
7-16-1964
21178
21-11-8
Loading
Art. V Sec. 3(I)
7-16-1964
21178
21-20-10
Accessory uses
Art. X Sec. 1(J)
7-16-1964
21178
21-21-4
Merchandise, store and display
Art. X Sec. 2(E)
7-16-1964
21178
21-22-3C
Rear yards
Art. X Sec. 3(B)(3)(C)
7-16-1964
21178
21-23-12
Accessory uses
Art. XI Sec. 1(K)
7-16-1964
21178
21-24-5
Merchandise, store and display
Art. XI Sec. 2(E)
7-16-1964
21178
21-25-3C
Rear yards
Art. XI Sec. 3(B)(3)(C)
7-16-1964
21178
21-27-4
Yards
Art. XII Sec. 2(D)
7-16-1964
21178
21-28-5
Accessory uses
Art. XIII Sec. 1(F)
7-16-1964
21178
21-29-4
Residential buildings
Art. XIII Sec. 2(B)
7-16-1964
21178
21-30-3C
Rear yards
Art. XIII Sec. 3(C)(2)(C)
7-16-1964
21178
21-31-3
Special permit plastics
Art. XIV Sec. 1(C)
7-16-1964
21178
21-32
Prohibited uses
Art. XIV Sec. 2
7-16-1964
21178
21-33-3C
Rear yards
Art. XIV Sec. 3(C)(3)
7-16-1964
21359
26-2
Testing labs
Art. XII Sec. 1(B)
2-23-1965
21875
21-10-5
Access and parking
Art. V Sec. 2(E)
12-27-1966
22222
26-6, Def. 17
Revised front yard
Art. III Sec. 3
3-25-1968
Def. 12
Revised rear yard
Art. III Sec. 3
3-25-1968
Def. 36
Revised side yard
Art. III Sec. 3
3-25-1968
22222
21-11-2
Deleted residence uses
3-25-1968
22222
21-22
Delete and replace
Art. X Sec. 3
3-25-1968
22222
21-25
Delete and replace
Art. XI Sec. 3
3-25-1968
22297
21-11A
Sign code
Art. V Sec. 4
8-19-1968
22298
21-11A
Signs
Art. V Sec. 4
8-11-1968
22761
21-10-1
Accessory building
Art. V Sec. 2(A)
6-22-1970
21-10-2
Swimming pools
Art. V Sec. 2(B)
6-22-1970
23050
6, Def. 24A
Hotel/motel
Art. III Sec. 3
10-12-1971
23050
6, Def. 28A
Motel
Art. III Sec. 3
10-12-1971
23050
21-18-2
Motel, hotel/motel
Art. IX Sec. 1(C)
10-12-1971
23050
21-26-2
Motel-hotel/motel
Art. IX Sec. 1(C)
10-12-1971
23353
21-28-2
Light manufacturing
Art. XIII Sec. 1(B)
12-11-1972
23381
21-41
Special permit fee
Art. XVIII Sec. 1
2-26-1973
23459
21-9-15
Trailers, temporary
Art. V Sec. 1(M)
4-8-1973
23477
21-11B
Special permit procedures
Art. V Sec. 5
8-27-1973
23477
21-18-5
25,000 square feet
Art. IX Sec. 1(G)
8-27-1973
23477
21-20-11
25,000 square feet
Art. X Sec. 1(K)
8-27-1973
23477
21-23-13
25,000 square feet
Art. XI Sec. 1(L)
8-27-1973
23477
21-31-4
25,000 square feet
8-27-1973
23681
21-10-1a
Swimming pools
Art. V Sec. 2(B)
6-24-1974
23682
21-12-15
Delete special permit
6-24-1974
23682
21-14-2
Delete special permit
6-24-1974
23682
21-16-3
Delete special permit
6-24-1974
23682
21-17-1
3,750 square feet per family
Art. VIII Sec. 2(A)
6-24-1974
23683
21-10-6
Off-street parking
Art. V Sec. 2(G)
6-25-1974
23683
21-10-6A
Special permit nonaccessory parking
Art. V Sec. 2(G)(7)
6-25-1974
23683
21-11-7
Off-street parking
Art. V Sec. 3(F)
6-25-1974
23876
21-22-A
Residential building, Business Districts
Art. X Sec. 3(A)
6-10-1975
24054
21-12-9
Customary home occupations
Art. VI Sec. 1(I)
6-28-1976
24054
21-12-10
Farms
Art. VI Sec. 1(J)
6-28-1976
24107
21-28-2
Light manufacturing
Art. XIII Sec. 1(B)
11-22-1976
24120
6, Def. 13
Family
Art. III Sec. 3
12-27-1976
24266
21.1B
Purposes and objectives (Sec. 1)
Art. I Sec. 3
12-12-1977
24266
21-3-2
Publication of Map (Sec. 2)
Art. I Sec. 2
12-12-1977
24266
21-8A
Expeditious construction (Sec. 3)
Art. IV Sec. 3
12-12-1977
24266
21-9-6
Minimum area for dwellings (Sec. 4)
Art. V Sec. 1(F)
12-12-1977
24266
21-12-15
Remote accessory uses (Sec. 5)
Art. VI Sec. 1(R)
12-12-1977
24266
21-8
Termination of nonconforming use (Sec. 3)
Art. IV Sec. 2(B)
12-12-1977
24266
21-40
"65 days" and lapse 2 years (Sec. 6)
Art. XVII Sec. 3(B)
12-12-1977
24283
21-29
Strike used car lots
12-12-1977
24439
21-1C
State Building Code
Art. I Sec. 4
12-12-1977
24439
21-9-17
Educational institution
Art. V Sec. 1(C)
12-11-1978
24439
21-36
Building Inspector response
Art. XVI Sec. 3(C)
12-11-1978
24439
21-40-3
Lapse of appeals
Art. XVII Sec. 3(C)
12-11-1978
24440
21-8-5
Nonconforming structures
Art. IV Sec. 2(C)(5)
12-11-1978
24440
21-12A
Public service corporations special permit
Art. VI Sec. 1(Q)
12-11-1978
24440
21-42
Separate hearings
Art. XVIII Sec. 2
12-11-1978
24440
21-37
Fines
Art. XVI Sec. 4
12-11-1978
24441
21-11C
C/R Districts
Art. XV
12-11-1978
24442
21-11A
Sign code revised
Art. V Sec. 4
12-11-1978
24443
21-8A
Expeditious construction
Art. IV Sec. 3
12-11-1978
24550
21-10-9
Parking in residential special permit
Art. V Sec. 2(G)(8)
6-25-1979
24620
21-20-2
Hours retail stores
Art. X Sec. 1(B)(1)
9-10-1979
24636
21-12-14
Real estate signs
Art. VI Sec. 1(N)
10-9-1979
24676
21-2, 21-9-8A
Floodplain District
Art. II Sec. 1(B)
12-10-1979
25046
General Review of 1981
12-28-1981
25180
Arcades
Art. III Sec. 3
9-13-1982
25240
Single-family dwellings
Art. VI Sec. 1
12-13-1982
25399
Political signs, delete
Art. V Sec. 4(G) 4D(6)
12-27-1983
23502
Delete "family"
Art. III Sec. 3
6-11-1984
Political signs revised
Art. V Sec. 4(G)
6-11-1984
25553
Board of Appeals associate members
Art. XVII Sec. 1
9-24-1984
25585
Amend classification of districts
Art. II Sec. 1(B)
?????
25594
Special permit, BA District
Art. X Sec. 1(M)
10-22-1984
Special permit, BB District
Art. XI Sec. 1(M)
10-22-1984
Special permit, LC District
Art. XII Sec. 1(H)
10-22-1984
Special permit, C District
Art. XIII Sec. 1(G)
10-22-1984
Special permit, I District
Art. XIV Sec. 1(D)
10-22-1984
25611
Notice of public hearing
Art. XVIII Sec. 3
12-10-1984
25739
Application fees
Art. X Sec. 1
6-24-1985
Art. XVIII Sec. 1
25792
Family day-care homes
Art. VI Sec. 1(S)
10-28-1985
25929
Fast-food restaurant
Art. III Sec. 3
5-12-1986
25930
Special permit procedures
Art. V Sec. 5(G)
5-27-1986
25933
Amend special permit, BA District
Art. X Sec. 1(M)
5-12-1986
Amend special permit, BB District
Art. XI Sec. 1(M)
Amend special permit, LC District
Art. XII Sec. 1(H)
Amend special permit, C District
Art. XIII Sec. 1(G)
Amend special permit, I District
Art. XIV Sec. 1(D)
25934
Merger of lots by deed
Art. V Sec. 1(K)(3)
5-12-1986
25951
Automobile laundry
Art. III Sec. 3
?????
26312
Floor area ratio
Art. III Sec. 3
12-28-1987
Art. V Sec. 5(C)(1), (2), (4), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10), (11)
Art. IX Sec. 1(G) Delete
Art. IX Sec. 2 Amend
Art. IX Sec. 2(E) Add
Art. X Sec. 1(L)(M) Delete
Art. X Sec. 3 Amend
Art. X Sec. 3(C)(D) Add
Art. XI Sec. 1(L)(M) Delete
Art. XI Sec. 3 Amend
Art. XI Sec. 3(C)(D) Add
Art. XII Sec. 1(H) Delete
Art. XI Sec. 2 Amend
Art. XII Sec. 2(E) Add
Art. XIII Sec. 1(G) Delete
Art. XIII Sec. 3 Amend
Art. XIII Sec. 3(D) Add
Art. XIV Sec. 1(D) Delete
Art. XIV Sec. 3 Amend
Art. XIV Sec. 3(D) Add
26354A
Height exceptions
Art. V Sec. 1(J)
1-25-1988
26393
Public and semipublic buildings
Art. V Sec. 1(O)
4-11-1988
26394
Floor area ratio
Art. IX Sec. 2(E) Amend
4-11-1988
Ord. No.
Subject
1988 Section
Date
Adopted
26637
Zoning revision and reformat
All
12-27-1988
26773
Pumps 75 feet from residence
4.231
8-7-1989
26822
Special permit requirements
3.537, 3.539
11-27-1989
26861
Excluding signs as structures
3.71
2-26-1990
26862
Flashing lights in windows
6.83
2-26-1990
26934
Riverfront Overlay District regulations
8.4
6-25-1990
26935
"Rehabilitation" definition
2.3361
6-25-1990
26936
Drive-in customer services
3.225
6-25-1990
26947
Enforcement: Noncriminal disposition of zoning violations
7.435A
6-25-1990
27095
Commercial vehicle on lot
4.226
3-11-1991
27135
"Awning" definition; "marquee" definition; signs on awnings
6.22, 6.28, 6.672
5-13-1991
27154
Floor area ratio; Table of Uses; special permits for use; determinations
2.305,2.321, 3.210, 3.2261, 3.31, 3.4, 3.512, 3.539, 3.552, 3.603
6-10-1991
27156
Numerous zoning changes
3.249, 3.4, 3.637, 3.7224, 3.72241, 4.1, 4.211, 4.225, 5.11, 5.48, 6.1, 6.643, 8.32, 8.45
6-10-1991
27222
"Convenience food store" definition
2.314A
9-25-1991
27223
Affordable housing
Art. IX
9-25-1991
27224
Additional affordable housing and Waltham Housing Trust Fund
3.534, 8.434, 9.2
9-23-1991
27225
Traffic studies
3.53
9-23-1991
27261
Signs
6.612, 6.622
12-9-1991
27262
Various zoning changes
3.634, 3.512, 3.618
12-23-1991
27263
Time limits on special permits
3.551
12-23-1991
27264
Height of accessory building
4.223
12-23-1991
27265
Business C District
3.1, 3.4, 3.230, 3.521, 4.11, 4.12, 5.23, 8.444
12-9-1991
27273
Notice of public hearing
7.53
12-23-1991
27274
"Family" definition
2.317A
12-23-1991
27312
"Dwelling unit" definition
2.317
2-24-1992
27313
Setback requirements for land abutting Conservation/Recreation areas
4.11
2-24-1992
27317
Conservation/Recreation areas sold to private owners
4.242
3-9-1992
27350
Design parking for over five cars
5.411
4-27-1992
27369
Window signs
6.821, 6.83
5-26-1992
27451
Parking requirements for stores/shops
5.2
10-26-1992
27460
Convenience stores at gas stations
3.634
11-23-1992
27461
Table of Floor Area Ratio
3.521
11-23-1992
27463
Table of Floor Area Ratio
3.521, 4.11, 4.12, 4.241
12-14-1992
27481
Special permit for reduced parking
5.92
12-28-1992
27502
Car wash
3.622
3-8-1993
27503
Special permit criteria for lodging houses
3.639
3-8-1993
27594
Lots with more than one principal building
4.215
9-13-1993
27715
Antennas
3.621, 3.895, 3.4
5-9-1994
27732
Adult stores
2.3031, 3.2421, 3.4
5-23-1994
27756
Numerous zoning changes
2.2, 2.306, 2.309, 2.311, 2.313, 2.318, 3.222, 3.247, 3.534(3), 3.606, 3.607, 3.626, 3.711, 4.11, 4.214, 4.219
6-27-1994
27790
Fast-food establishments
3.229
8-1-1994
27853-A
Retail food stores
3.222, 3.4, 3.619
27884
Adult entertainment enterprises
2.303A, 3.2421, 3.4
27909
Micro-breweries
23.228A, 3.4
5-22-1995
28022
Building height
4.11, 4.12
11-27-1995
28101
Nursing homes and rest homes
3.73
4-8-1996
28125
Composting, yard waste transfer stations and organic products storage
2.305A, 2.313A, 2.313B 2.343A, 2.345, 3.2581, 3.2582, 3.2583, 3.4, 3.640, 3.641, 3.642
5-13-1996
28135
Research laboratories and structures
3.251, 3.4, 3.624
5-28-1996
28189
More than one principal building on a lot and public hearings on changes
4.215, 7.52, 7.53(a) and (c)
6-24-1996
28256
Minimum frontage requirements
3.711
11-25-1996
28327
Secondary access; lots in two districts
3.89, 4.213
3-24-1997
28403
Various zoning changes
1.3, 3.220, 3.220A, 3.226A, 3.226B, 3.226C, 3.266, 3.4 3.52, 3.608,3.608A 4.11, 4.12, 4.22, 4.242, 5.21
8-4-1997
28409
Suspension of permits for telecommunications antennas, towers and monopoles or similar devices
3.6211
8-4-1997
28496
Wireless communication equipment
10.1, 10.2, 10.3 10.4, 10.5
12-22-1997
28658
Hours of illumination
6.74
10-26-1998
28735
Assisted living facilities
3.21A, 3.4, 4.11 5.21, 5.22, 5.91
3-3-1999
28892
Designs of parking areas; parking requirements for changes in use
5.32, 5.9
10-25-1999
28983
Fast-food establishments
3.229
4-24-2000
29025
Dimensional requirements
4.11,4.12
6-26-2000
29026
Affordable housing
9.12
6-26-2000
29160
Affordable housing
9.1
12-26-2000
29197
Body art establishments
2.346, 2.347, 3.222A 3.4
2-26-2001
29513
HR1 and HR2 Districts
3.11, 3.13, 3.4, 3.521, 3.618, 3.811, 3.9, 4.11, 4.12, 4.25, 5.24
5-28-2002
29628
Various zoning changes
2.303B, 3.521, 4.11, 4.12
12-23-2002
30079
Temporary suspension of permits
3.41, 3.511.1
12-27-2004
30112
Tea rooms/tea shops
3.228B, 3.4
3-10-2005
30180
Various zoning amendments
2.2, 2.318, 2.324, 2.343.1, 3.31A, 3.521 3.72241, 4.11, 4.12, 4.210, 4.261, 4.219, 4.229
6-13-2005
30319
Front yards as affected by existing buildings
4.229
12-12-2005
30450
Limited Commercial Revitalization Area Overlay District special permit (RO)
4.11, 4.12, 8.6
6-26-2006
30559
Zone changes and special permits
7.51
12-26-2006
30876
Various zoning amendments
2.3432, 3.4, 3.618, 3.7214, 4.231, 5.21, 5.22, 5.49, 5.91, 6.51, 6.52, 6.6762
4-28-2008
31008
City of Waltham Municipal Affordable Housing Trust Fund
3.95, 9.13, 9.131, 9.14, 9.18, 9.2
12-22-2008
31011
Animal shelters and kennels
3.226D and E, 3.262, 3.4, 3.612, 3.643, 3.644
12-22-2008
31147
Organ procurement organization
3.224A
6-23-2009
31347
Floodplain district; floodplains and
3.12; 3.82
5-24-2010
31532
Grade
2.324
4-11-2011
31581
Special conditions due to special circumstances affecting locus
3.538
6-27-2011
31583
Table of Uses reference correction
3.4
6-27-2011
31681
Retail gasoline stations
3.634
3-12-2012
31939
Medical marijuana treatment centers
3.31A.1, 3.41
5-28-2013
31971
Incentive zoning
4.11, 4.12, 8.7
6-24-2013
32037
Cat shelters
3.218B, 3.4, 3.645
10-16-2013
32044
Renewable and alternative energy technologies
2.3362, 3.250, 3.251
10-28-2013
32080
Retail bakeries
3.228C, 3.4
12-9-2013
32097
Delicatessens
3.228D, 3.4
1-13-2014
32098
Retail bakeries and delicatessens
3.229
1-13-2014
33004
Projecting signs
6.642
2-10-2014
33066
Off-street parking requirements
5.21, 5.22
4-14-2014
33102
Wireless communication equipment
10.43
7-7-2014
33106
Truck or private bus terminals
3.4, 3.645
6-23-2014
33107
Signs
6.52, 6.643, 6.73, 6.74
6-23-2014
33181A
Medical marijuana treatment centers and cultivation operations
Art. XI
1-12-2015
33340
Riverfront Overlay District special permit: parking requirements
8.458
11-2-2015
33407
Seasonal outdoor seating parking requirements
5.234
3-14-2016
33408
Microbrewery restaurants
3.228A
3-14-2016
33702
Small indoor athletic and fitness facilities
3.226F, 3.4
3-27-2017
33817
Table of Uses (small indoor athletic and fitness facilities)
3.4
8-1-2017
34096
Wireless communication equipment
10.52, 10.53
6-11-2018
34109
Moratorium on marijuana establishments
3.31A.2, 3.42
6-18-2018
34192
Electronic game centers
3.226G, 3.4
9-10-2018
34279
Minimum building setbacks
4.11, 4.12
12-10-2018
34282
Table of Uses; Table of Dimensional Requirements; detached garages and accessory buildings
3.4, 4.11, 4.12
12-10-2018
34437
Nonmedical marijuana establishments
Art. XII
4-22-2019
34446
Convenience food stores in gasoline stations
2.314A, 3.634, 6.392
5-13-2019
34472
Smoke shops
2.348, 2.349, 2.350, 2.351, 2.352, 2.353, 3.222B, 3.4, 3.647
5-28-2019
34473
Affordable housing
9.1
5-2019