Zoning Work - Spring 2022 

Open Space Residential Development Zoning Bylaw & 

Mixed use regulations for the Route 109 Corridor and Downtown Medfield

Grant Notification - 10/01/21

Evaluation and Preparation of Mixed Use Zoning Regulations with public outreach materials

  • Supports Master Plan Recommendations 1.1.1, 2.2.3, 4.1.3

  • The Route 109 corridor between Lovell’s Garden Center through Downtown Medfield (1.65 miles from Nebo Street area through North Meadows Road area) is ripe for better mixed use zoning regulations. Current mixed use zoning requires a special permit for up to two accessory residential dwelling units.

  • Ideally, this task also includes the conceptual design of a sidewalk interconnection between Shaws and Pound Street (~.5 mile) 

  • For More Information: Consultant’s Proposal

1/24/22 - Work Session with Zoning consultants Ted Brovitz and Peter Flinker to kick off planning work for:

  • Update Open Space Residential Development Zoning Bylaw
  • Update Mixed use regulations for the Route 109 Corridor and Downtown Medfield

Link to Presentation

02/28/22 - Work Session #2 with Zoning consultants Ted Brovitz and Peter Flinker

03/21/22 - Medfield Mixed Use Overlay District (MUOD) and Open Space Residential Development (OSRD) Existing Conditions Report: Link

Zoning Diagnostic

  • Supports Master Plan Recommendations 3.1.2, 3.1.4, 4.1.3, 4.2.1,4.2.3
  • Baseline zoning diagnostic and any associated reformatting prior to adopting more complicated zoning amendments.
  1. Task 1. Conduct an initial review of the existing Zoning Bylaw (ZBL), focusing on: structure and format, navigability, clarity, consistency, etc
  2. Task 2. Meet with Staff and members of the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals, to seek comments on the existing ZBL
  3. Task 3. Conduct a group interview (remote) with local developers, engineers, attorneys, etc
  4. Task 4. Review Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals administrative rules and regulations
  5. Task 5. Review a sample of recent special permit and site plan review decisions
  6. Task 6. Prepare draft zoning diagnostic report
  7. Task 7. Meet with Planning Board
  8. Task 8. Submit final report