Where is the Smart Growth Overlay District located?

The proposed district contains 14 properties within a 16-acre area along the Elm Street and Route 110 intersection and it also includes several residential properties along upper Clarks Road including the approved 40B project. About 80% of the proposed district is considered developable land when deducting for wetlands, floodplains and steep slopes.

View the Amesbury Smart Growth Set 10-15-2020 Page 02 (PDF)

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1. Where is the Smart Growth Overlay District located?
2. Why a Smart Growth Overlay District in the Elm Street and Upper Clarks Road Area?
3. What are the future development possibilities in the Smart Growth Overlay District?
4. What is the difference between a 40R and 40B?
5. What makes this location suitable for a 40R designation?
6. Does Amesbury already have a 40R, and if so, what are the benefits to Amesbury?
7. What are the proposed sub-districts and how many housing units are allowed within each sub-district?
8. How much density is required under a 40R District?
9. What is affordable housing and what are the likely rental rates?
10. How many units are in the approved 40B development?
11. Does the approved 40B require adding a separate emergency access?