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The Town of Amherst Zoning Ordinance is Chapter 203 of the Town's online Town Code accessed via the General Code Publisher's website.


Proposed Amendments to Chapter 203 of the Town Code (Zoning Ordinance)

Amherst’s existing Zoning Ordinance is a factor in constraining redevelopment activity in the mixed-use and higher density forms proposed in the Bicentennial Comprehensive Plan. To address this issue, in December 2009 the Town Board adopted Resolution 2009-1096, which directed the Planning Department to develop amendments to the Zoning Ordinance that permit and encourage more intensive, higher density mixed land uses at various scales to accommodate new forms of development that complement surrounding neighborhoods.


ZTA-4-10 Master Planned Development Use Regulations


Recreation Conservation Zoning District

Review the definition of the Recreation Conservation Zoning District in the Town of Amherst.

Zoning is the most important method of land use regulation undertaken by local governments. The local zoning ordinance prescribes what may be done in each zone and what may not be done.

William A. Fischel, Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College


About Amherst

The Town of Amherst was established in 1818 and celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 2018. The town has a geographical area of 53.6 square miles and a population of greater than 122,000.

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