2.8 Multi-Story District
The purpose of this section is to establish an overlay district and a process in which buildings having a height greater than thirty-five feet (35') may be provided with minimal harm to the public health, safety and general welfare. The Multi-Story District has been created to allow greater flexibility of development and to minimize visual impacts from multi- story buildings on single-family residential districts within West Boylston.
The Multi-Story District is an overlay district which is located on land consisting of the following properties denoted on the West Boylston Assessors' sheets revision date January 1, 2000; Map 172 Parcels 15, 16, 17, 18, 19; Map 176 Parcels 1, 4, 5, 6, 7; Map 179 Parcels 1, 2; Map 180 Parcel 2; Map 182 Parcels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; and Map 183 Parcel 1. These parcels are shown on a plan entitled, "Multi-Story District Overlay Map", dated March 23, 2000, on file with the Town Clerk, Planning Board, and Building Inspector and is incorporated herein by reference.
3) Submittal Requirements
As part of any application for a Multi-Story Special Permit, applicants shall submit, at a minimum, the information required for site plan approval, as set forth in Section 3.6 of the Town of West Boylston zoning By-lays. Applicants shall also describe the architecture, solar access impact, and certify to the structural integrity and safety of the building.
4) Use Restriction
Buildings proposed within the Multi-Story District having an average height of 35 feet or less do not require a Special Permit. A building having an average height greater than 35 feet, being the average of the heights, as measured from the ground surface to the eaves, at every exterior building corner, may be constructed in a Multi-Story District upon the issuance of a Special Permit by the Planning Board. The building and its associated site improvements are subject to site plan approval, as set forth in Section 3.6, and subject to all of the following conditions:
a.) The maximum floor area ratio (FAR) shall be 1:2, meaning the total floor area of all floors contained within the boundaries of the exterior building faces shall be no more than half the total lot area.
b.) The maximum building height shall be 68 feet.
c.) The impervious lot coverage shall not be more than 70% of the lot. Impervious areas shall include, but not be limited to roof, paved or gravel parking and sidewalks and accessory equipment such as transformers, rubbish receptacles, etc.
d.) The building shall be provided with complete peripheral access acceptable to the Fire Chief.
e.) The building and appurtenances shall minimize, to the extent feasible, adverse visual effects on the environment, including solar access for abutting properties. The Planning Board may impose reasonable conditions to ensure this result, including painting and lighting standards.
f.) A traffic analysis, stan1ped by a Professional Engineer specializing in Traffic Engineering, to assure acceptable interior circulation and that nearby roadways can effectively carry the additional traffic, shall be submitted for approval to the Planning Board.
g.) All requirements of the underlying zoning district shall remain in full force and effect, except as may be expressly superseded herein.
Amended May 21, 2001 - Article 38