The City of Beverly Planning Department will be hosting a public meeting to kick-off the public process to rezone a portion of the area between River Street and the Bass River. The meeting will take place Thursday, January 28th starting a 6:30pm in the City Council Chambers at Beverly City Hall, 191 Cabot Street.
The rezoning effort derives from the Bass River Area Study conducted in 2013 by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) in partnership with the Beverly Planning Department. The Plan provides a vision for future development in the area as transit oriented incorporating a mix of land uses ultimately creating new opportunities for economic activity, waterfront access, and housing. One of the key recommendations for achieving that vision is to implement new zoning regulations for the area.
More information about the Bass River Area Study, including a full copy of the report, can be found on the Planning Department web page by clicking HERE.
During the meeting scheduled for January 28th City Planning staff will review the Bass River Study and discuss how it will inform the drafting of a new zoning district for the area and seeking input from the public.