To the Editor:
I support the concepts and intent of the Master Plan draft, but there should be corrections made before approval. I hope the Planning Board will take the time to listen to public comments and make appropriate adjustments. The Land use consultants Clarke Canton Hintz is the firm that prepared our “Affordable Housing Overlay” zones where Jugtown Historic district was overlooked in the AHO-2. This document was released without public input in the depths of COVID and did not benefit from public scrutiny. Let’s do a better job this time.
My concerns are as follows:
Reduce density in the “Greenway Neighborhood” (p. 41,43) from proposed 1-2 units/acre. This should be adjusted to 1-2 units per lot ,which would increase single family homes by allowing a second residence on each lot. Currently property owners in this neighborhood are limited to adding a modest sized ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit).
Reduce density in the “Neighborhood areas” (p. 41,43) from proposed 2-8 units/acre. This zone often has 1.25 acre lots but varies wildly. Again, one to two dwelling units per lot would be a generous expansion in number of potential houses. Why allow 10 units on some typical 1.25 acre lots on Cleveland and Hodge roads? more