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Section 5: Information in application for determination of eligibility

[ Text of section effective until January 1, 2017. For text effective January 1, 2017, see below.]

  Section 5. The chief executive of a city or town desiring to adopt a smart growth zoning district ordinance or by-law shall submit the necessary materials to the department for a preliminary determination of eligibility for approval. The information in the application shall:

  (a) identify and describe the boundaries of the proposed smart growth zoning district;

  (b) identify and describe the developable land area within the proposed smart growth zoning district;

  (c) identify and describe other residential development opportunities for infill housing and the residential re-use of existing buildings and underutilized buildings within already developed areas;

  (d) include a comprehensive housing plan, as set forth in section 8;

  (e) include a copy of the proposed smart growth district ordinance or by-law;

  (f) by narrative and exhibits, establish the elements set forth in section 6.

Chapter 40R: Section 5. Information in application for determination of eligibility

[ Text of section as amended by 2016, 219, Sec. 48 effective January 1, 2017. See 2016, 219, Sec. 140. For text effective until January 1, 2017, see above.]

  Section 5. The chief executive of a city or town desiring to adopt a smart growth zoning district or starter home zoning district ordinance or by-law shall submit the necessary materials to the department for a preliminary determination of eligibility for approval. The information in the application shall:

  (a) identify and describe the boundaries of the proposed smart growth zoning district or starter home zoning district;

  (b) identify and describe the developable land area within the proposed smart growth zoning district or starter home zoning district;

  (c) as to smart growth zoning districts only, identify and describe other residential development opportunities for infill housing and the residential re-use of existing buildings and underutilized buildings within already developed areas;

  (d) include any comprehensive housing plan or housing production plan previously adopted by the city town or, if the city or town has no comprehensive housing plan or housing production plan, a housing production summary, as set forth in section 8;

  (e) include a copy of the proposed smart growth district or starter home zoning district ordinance or by-law;

  (f) by narrative and exhibits, establish the elements set forth in section 6.