SECTION IV: USE REGULATIONS
See also Aquifer Protection District (Sect. IV L) Floodplain District (Sect. IVM), and River Protection District (IV P).
D: Non-Residential Uses on Lots Not Also Used For Residence
- Any office, retail business, trade, bank, or non-professional service establishment except those covered under IV D 3d, 3e, 3f, & 3g.
- Any professional service, including but not limited to medical and health offices, barber or beauty shop, veterinarian, attorney, broker, architect, consultant, computer services.
- Dressmaker, repair, alteration, maintenance or renovation of consumer goods, including but not limited to furniture refinishing, upholstery, repair of appliances including lawnmowers, chainsaws, and snow blowers.
- Production or restoration, for on or off premises, sale, of handicraft or art items, including but not limited to wood work, metalwork, clothwork, jewelry-work, pottery, ceramics, handcrafted furniture. Does not include manufactured items.
- Commercial telephone facility.
- Restaurant, motel, inn, resort, hotel, cafe, bar, boarding house. These uses may be combined with single-family residential use by owners or employees, via special permit. A required finding for such permit (in addition to those under V B) is that the uses would be complementary. Special permit under this category shall contain provisions for adequate off- street parking (may be waived for central business district.)
- Utility use except telephone; power facility except hydroelectric; railroad or bus station.
- Schools (including nursery) not exempted under IV A 1a; day care center retirement home, medical or health care facility such as hospital, sanitarium, clinic, nursing home.
- Camp for children or adults, camping area, cemetery, marina, zoo, any outdoor recreational or amusement facility which charges a fee for admission or use.
- Private club or association, place of assembly, any indoor amusement, recreational, or educational facility not exempt under IV A 1a.
- Production for on or off premises sale of items other than handicraft, fine arts, or manufacturing, with no more than four full-time (or equivalent part time) employees.
- Same as IV D 3a, but with more than four full-time (or equivalent part time) employees.
IV D 3c Small scale manufacturing (see definitions).
- Any automotive sales, service, or repair. Includes body shop, sales, service or repair of trucks, tractors, motorcycles, trail bikes, snowmobiles, powerboats, and outboard motors.
- Sales, service, or repair of firearms, ammunition, or explosives.
- Variety use (see definitions). The special permit shall state explicitly which uses are allowed without further special permit. The provisions of IV E and V B shall apply.
- Multiple non-residential use with more than one proprietor or tenant on a lot, e.g. office building, shopping center. The special permit shall state explicitly the uses and categories of uses and the maximum number of uses allowed without further special permit. The special permit may provide for a combination of residential and non-residential uses: for example an apartment building with a storefront on the ground floor. Uses under this category which are exempted under MGL 40A, Sec. 6 (preexisting non-conforming uses) nevertheless require special permit for substantial extension or alteration of use, for example an increased number or units or uses, or initiating a use, which ordinarily require special permit.
- Lumber yard. Sale of feed or fuel. (changed 5/13/1995)
- Any manufacturing, warehouse, or service use not covered under IV D 3a-3h or prohibited elsewhere in this By-Law. Includes processing, fabrication, assembly and storage. A required condition is that there shall be no adverse effect on existing or expectable uses on adjacent lots.
- Permanent sawmill. A required condition is that there shall be no adverse effect on existing or expected uses on adjacent lots.
- Portable sawmill. Requires special permit in residential districts, prohibited in all other districts. Special permit may be issued for no more than one year and no more than once in any ten-year period. Only lumber cut from the lot or abutting lots may be processed. Sawmill must be operated at least 500 feet from any dwelling unit of an abutter, or more if the SPGA so provides.
- Hydroelectric power facility. Requires special permit in all districts.
For the four following categories, if there are three (3) or less full-time (or equivalent part time) employees, special permit is required in residential districts and the use is permitted without special permit in all other districts. A special permit is required in all districts if there are four (4) or more full-time (or equivalent part-time) employees. See Sect. IV H for off-street parking requirements and IV I for permitted signs. (ATM 05/01/2006)
For the five following categories, special permit is required in all districts. See Sec. IV H for off-street parking requirements and IV I for permitted signs.
For the following category, the use is prohibited in residential districts, permitted in business and industrial districts, and requires special permit in the central business district.
The following categories are prohibited in residential districts and require special permit elsewhere.
The following two categories require special permit in industrial districts and are prohibited in all other districts. A required condition is that there shall be no adverse effect on existing or expectable uses on adjacent lots .