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Adult Businesses | Building Size Limits | Form Based Zoning | Performance Zoning/Flexible Zoning | Spot Zoning | Zoning Amendment Calendars | Zoning Protest Petitions | Zoning Definitions | Zoning Ordinances | Zoning Variances

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back to topBuilding Size Limits

  • Big Box Tool Kit - Where To Start: How To Stop A Big Box
    by Stacy Mitchell, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, December 23, 2011
  • Examples of local regulations (check with each community for the most current regulation)
    • Hollis limits commercial building size to 12,000 SF in its "downtown" Agricultural and Business District
    • Hopkinton approved a limitation of 40,000 SF in its Industrial Zone, and 20,000 sf in the Village Industrial Zone in 2005.
    • Londonderry's Performance Overlay District limits the size of large scale commercial development in section Commercial Building Size Standards
    • Stratham has a limit of 80,000 SF in their General Commercial and Commercial/Light Industrial Office districts in Article IV, Section 4.2 Table of Dimensional Requirements in the zoning ordinance
    • Walpole has a limit of 40,000 SF in their Commercial District in Article VI of the zoning ordinance
    • Warner has a maximum gross floor area for Retail and Service buildings of 40,000 s.f. in Article XI Commercial District of the zoning ordinance
    • Windham has a commercial building size limit of 10,000 square feet in their Village Center Zoning District
  • Meeting the Big Box Challenge - Planning Design, and Regulatory Strategies, Planner's Advisory Service Report #537, APA Planners Book Service

back to topForm-Based Zoning

back to topPerformance Zoning/Flexible Zoning

back to topSpot Zoning

  • Understanding Spot Zoning by Robert C. Widner, Esq., Planning Commissioners Journal, Issue 13, Winter 1994
  • Definitions from A Planners Dictionary, PAS 521/522, Planners Advisory Service, APA
  • §2.12 Spot Zoning - from New Hampshire Practice, Vol. 15, Land Use Planning and Zoning, Fourth Edition, Atty. Peter J. Loughlin
  • A Word About Spot Zoning pdf file
    Spot zoning is used by many people to describe many different zoning actions. Often, this phrase is improperly used to frighten municipalities away from land use controls that would have a positive impact upon the community if implemented.

back to topZoning Amendment Calendars

Zoning Protest Petitions

back to topZoning Definitions

back to topZoning Ordinances

Village Districts with Zoning Ordinances
Village District Town RPC Adoption Date
Haverhill Corner Precinct pdf file Haverhill NCC 2/27/89
Hopkinton Village Precinct Hopkinton CNHRPC 2/29/60
Kearsarge Lighting Precinct pdf file Conway NCC 2/13/73
Little Boar's Head North Hampton RPC 9/7/37
Lower Bartlett Water Precinct Bartlett NCC 4/1/80
Mountain Lakes Village District Haverhill NCC 3/16/96
North Walpole Village District Walpole SwRPC 10/6/36
Rye Beach Village District Rye RPC 9/24/37
Seabrook Beach Village District Seabrook RPC 3/30/77

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