Action Item 5.2.1.4: Allow more dividing of existing lots for economical housing

In the review of Acton’s zoning bylaws, support and expand the ability of residents who wish to subdivide their homes (and property) for economical housing (e.g., “in-law apartments”) by increasing the number of houses that qualify under the Zoning Bylaw1 and providing regulations that permit subdivision of a single residential lot for affordable housing purposes, subject to review of septic systems and effect on historic districts, as applicable.
Priority: 
2nd Highest
Timing: 
Short-Term (complete by 2015)
Primary Inventory Element: 
Land Use
Other Inventory Elements: 
Population and Housing
Lead Owner: 
Health Department<i> </i>
Planning Department<i> </i>
Other Owners: 
Board of Health
Historic District Commission
Planning Board
Selectmen