Ordinance Proposed By Councillor Paul F. Studenski
In City Council, April 26, 2010
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER XXII OF THE REVISED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF BROCKTON.
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Brockton as follows:
I. Sec. 27-35. I-3 Zones, heavy industrial zones is hereby amended by adding the following to subsection
Power plant/Electric power generating plants
II. Sec. 27-34. I-2 Zone, general industrial zones is hereby amended by deleting from subsection
1. Principal permitted uses. Subsection “j. Electric power generating plants” and replacing saidsubsection j. with “j. Intentionally Deleted.”
III. ARTICLE XIII. DEFINITIONS, Sec. 27-61. Generally is hereby amended by revising the following definitions: to read as follows;
“Building. A structure with or without a roof supported by columns or walls, used or intended to be used for the shelter, screening, sound attenuation, or enclosure of persons, animals or property. When such a structure is divided into separate parts by one or more unpierced structural walls extending from the ground up, each part is deemed a separate building, except as regards minimum side yard requirements”.
“Building height. The vertical distance measured from the curb level to the highest point of the structure or roof, but not including chimneys, spires, towers, elevator penthouses, tanks and similar projections, provided such excluded projection does not exceed the maximum Building Height by more than ten (10) feet.”
“Structure. Anything assembled at a fixed location to give support or shelter such as a building, tower, framework, retaining wall, sound attenuation wall or device, discharge stack, fence, sign, flagpole or the like.”
IV. Sec. 27-11. Standards for industrial zones (Table 3)” is hereby amended by inserting under “Building Height (Maximum) a third category “Structure” with maximum height of 40 feet in I-1, 60 feet in I-2 and 60 feet in I-3, such that the Table 3 now reads as set forth in the attached Exhibit A:
V. Sec. 27-24. Fencing and planting screens is hereby amended by inserting a new Subsection 5 as follows:
“5. “Any industrial use required by federal, state, or local regulation to install sound attenuation walls, structures, frameworks or similar protections in order to reduce sound levels shall be required to have a densely planted landscaped buffer and plantings of not less than one hundred (100) feet in width for each ten (10) feet in height of such sound attenuation protections.”
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