Stephen S. Rolle
On February 3, 2015, the City Council adopted a Commercial Corridors Overlay District (CCOD) zoning ordinance and map amendments.
The intent of the ordinance is to:
The CCOD encompasses the downtown area and connecting major commercial corridors of the City, including Main, Chandler, Pleasant, Highland, Shrewsbury and Grafton Streets. It also includes the Quinsigamond Village area.
An Overlay District is a special zoning district that is superimposed on top of the underlying conventional zoning districts. This planning tool allows application of a distinct set of additional development regulations that supplement or supersede the underlying zoning in order to address specific purposes.
Please read the ordinance for the specific new regulations that aim to achieve the intent of the ordinance. A CCOD user guide will soon be posted on this webpage - please check back frequently.