Action Item 1.1.3.1: Extend design guidelines

Further refine Acton’s Design Guidelines for Commercial Development1 and extend the guidelines to include large multifamily and village center mixed-use development2 3.
  • 1. See current at http://www.acton-ma.gov/DocumentView.aspx?DID=343
  • 2. Add incentives dependent on preserving character and compatibility with historic resources. Make guidelines specific to targeted growth centers and other areas of town to make residential and commercial development consistent with other 2020 Plan goals. Single and two-family residential would not be included in design review.
  • 3. Consider how design guidelines can encourage actions in support of preserving or remediating surface and groundwater and air quality, such as alternative energy, vegetated roofs, bioretention areas, etc.
Priority: 
2nd Highest
Timing: 
Short-Term (complete by 2015)
Capital?: 
No
Staffing?: 
No
Planning?: 
Yes
Regulatory?: 
No
Management?: 
No
Town Meeting?: 
Yes
Primary Inventory Element: 
Land Use
Other Inventory Elements: 
Economic Development
Cultural Resources
Lead Owner: 
Design Review Board<i> </i>
Other Owners: 
Acton Community Housing Corporation
Economic Development Committee
Historical Commission
Historic District Commission
Planning Board
Planning Department
Selectmen

Comments

FromACES: Also add incentives for preserving/ remediating surface and groundwater and air quality, such as alternative energy, vegetated roofs, bioretention areas, etc.