Town Center Zoning District Public Hearing – July 9, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Important Notice: Pursuant to Governor Baker’s March 12, 2020 Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 20A, S18, and the Governor’s March 15, 2020 Order imposing strict limitations on the number of people that may gather in one place, the June 4, 2020 meeting of the Shrewsbury Planning Board will be conducted via remote participation to the greatest extent possible.
Written and e-mailed comments are strongly encouraged and must be received by noon on July 9, 2020. Emails may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to the Planning Board at 100 Maple Ave. However, if you wish to call in to participate in the public comment portion of this public hearing, dial 1-573-539-0795 and enter the following PIN: [758 431 970#]. PLEASE MUTE YOUR DEVICE until the Chair of the Board opens the meeting to public comment.
The Town of Shrewsbury is currently in the process of rezoning the town center area. Many New England communities have a town center that is the focal point of civic life, and this is certainly the case in Shrewsbury. The Town Center is therefore seen as an area that should be strengthened, so it becomes more of a destination with a continued traditional look and feel. New England town centers are generally walkable, consist of multi-story and multi-use buildings that are positioned close to the street and sidewalk. This traditional “main street” layout creates a comfortable environment for pedestrians and encourages people to visit more than one shop in a single visit.