City of Somerville Zoning Overhaul:A once in a generation opportunity


An overhauled ordinance aimed at making zoning more predictable and fair while enacting more than 100 policies and goals called for by the community in the SomerVision Comprehensive Plan, has been submitted by Mayor Curtatone to the
Board of Aldermen, and the City is seeking public input and feedback on the ordinance.
Somerville’s last big zoning overhaul was in the 1990s, so your input will help create a long-lasting policy that will shape the future of Somerville. Click below to see the proposed ordinance and give your feedback. Additionally, the Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development will hold an information session on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Somerville Armory, 191 Highland Ave., which will include a presentation followed by an opportunity to review the code and map and discuss them with city staff.

We’re rewriting the new Somerville Zoning Ordinance from the ground up. We need your ideas to make sure it reflects our community values and is the most clear, predictable, and user-friendly zoning ordinance in America.

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