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NORTHAMPTON CODE
350 Attachment 8:4 12 01 - 2013
URC USES ALLOWED
Uses Allowed By Right:
Single-, two-, three-family multifamily, townhouses with six or fewer units
Attached (to a single-family) accessory dwelling unit not to exceed 900 square feet gross living area.
See 350-10.10. Same setback as for principal structures.
Home business up to 25 visits per week as defined in 350-2.1
Zero lot line single-family; see 350-10.14
Accessory uses to residential:
Tag sales: temporary sales of personal and household articles
Pets/Animals ( 350-5.3)
Accessory structures, detached (but no larger than 1,000 ft
2
of lot coverage or 3% of lot area,
whichever is greater, unless it is used for agricultural purposes). See also 350-6.7. Setbacks:
Front: 20 feet
Side: 4 feet
Rear: 4 feet
Family day care (registration w/Building Commissioner required)
Preexisting nonconforming uses (may trigger ZBA permit)
Cemetery
Temporary event as defined in 350-2.1
Agriculture, horticulture, floriculture, noncommercial forestry, the growing of all vegetables and a
temporary (not to exceed erection or use for a period of four months in any one year) greenhouse or
stand for retail sale of agricultural or farm products raised primarily on the same premises
Rooftop solar hot water and photovoltaic
Accessory solar photovoltaic (PV) ground-mounted on a parcel with any building or use, provided
that the PV is sized to generate no more than 100% or 8 KW of the annual projected electric use of
the non-PV building or use. Same setbacks as for detached accessory structures.
Solar photovoltaic of any size, ground-mounted over any legal parking lot or driveway
Municipal facility; facilities for essential services

Site Plan Approval Required for the Following:


Any construction (other than for a single-family home) greater than 2,000 square feet
Educational use: nonprofit, dormitories, any religious use, day care, school-aged child-care program
(MGL c. 28A, 9) and historical association or society and nonprofit museum (may include the
residence of a caretaker). See also educational use overlay standards.
Parking off-site and combined parking. See 350-8.5 and 350-8.7.
Creation or expansion of six or more parking spaces
Parking lot access for nonresidential uses across a residential lot. See 350-8.9.
Parking requirement reduction. See 350-8.10F.
Residential shared driveways. See 350-8.8, Expansion of parking by more than six spaces.
Telecommunications antennas located on existing telecommunications towers or other structures
which do not require the construction of a new tower (in accordance with 350-10.9)
Reuse of historic educational or religious building(s) for any residential use, live/work space, or
office; provided, however, that no more than 20% of the floor space of the building(s) shall be used
for medical, banking or any offices where a primary function is to provide services to retail
customers or individuals. All such uses approved under this provision shall be within the footprint of
existing building(s) and may only be approved contingent upon protection of all historically
contributing portions of the building with an historic preservation restriction granted to the City of
Northampton in a form acceptable to the Planning Board, with input from the Historical
Commission, as preserving the key character-defining features visible from the road (and not
necessarily meeting federal or state preservation standards for the entire building). The existing
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building may be expanded to accommodate elevators and stairwells. Portions of the building that are
not part of the original architecture of the building and which do not contribute to the historical or
architectural significance of the building as determined by the Planning Board, with input from the
Historical Commission, may be demolished.


Special Permit Approval Required for the Following Uses by Planning Board Unless
Otherwise Noted:
Detached accessory dwelling unit (see 350-10.10Zoning Board of Appeals special permit)
Home business for personal service business by appointment only or home business more than 25
visits, etc. (see 350-10.12 for other criteriaZoning Board of Appeals special permit)
Upon completion of a moratorium ending December 31, 2014: any multifamily or townhouse project
creating 7 or more units. Further, for any such project that creates 10 or more units:
1) The design standards for the length of dead-end streets, protection of natural features,
sidewalks, wheelchair ramps, landscaping, utilities; and
2) The construction method and materials for water lines, sanitary sewers, storm sewers, fire
protection, sidewalks, private roads and other infrastructure shall be those set forth in
Chapter 290, Subdivision of Land, even for private roadways and driveways that are not
part of a subdivision, unless the Planning Board finds that a different standard is more
appropriate.
Educational use: private for-profit colleges, schools, etc.
Mixed-use buildings/lots, live/work (mixed residential/work)All uses may be on any floor;
business uses are limited to miscellaneous professional and business offices and shall not include
banking, real estate and insurance offices or retail, personal and consumer service establishments,
medical doctors, dentists or chiropractors.
Community center
Nursing homes, assisted living
Lodging house
Bed-and-breakfast/tourist home
Halfway house
Membership club operated as a not-for-profit corporation, as defined by MGL c. 180, excluding any
adult establishments which display live nudity
Filling of any land. See 350-10.4.
Filling of water or wet area. See 350-10.3.
Funeral establishment
Crematory meeting accessory structure setbacks
Year-round greenhouse/stand for wholesale and retail sale of agricultural farm products raised on-
site
New telecommunications facilities (in accordance with 350-2.1 and 350-10.9)
Accessory solar photovoltaic ground-mounted on a parcel with any building or use, between 8 KW
or over 100% but no more than 200% of the annual projected electric use of the non-PV building or
use; same setbacks as for detached accessory structures
Private utility, substation or district utility
Heavy public useCity Council special permit