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The following regulations appear in Section. 3.11. of the Town’s Land Use Management Ordinance. Development applications in the Blue Hill District (formerly the Ephesus/Fordham District) are subject to these regulations as well as the Blue Hill District Design Guidelines.

Amendments to the Form-Based Code were adopted on May 23, 2018 and June 27, 2018

For summaries of the changes enacted please refer to the following:

These amendments have now been codified in the materials below.


Sec. 3.11. Blue Hill Form District (Last Updated June 27, 2018)

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Sec. 3.11.1. Introductory Provisions Purpose Overall Site Design

Sec. 3.11.2. District Character Districts and Frontages Regulating Plan Walkable Residential (WR-3 and WR-7) Walkable Mixed Use (WX-5 and WX-7) Frontages Building Elements Measurements and Exceptions

Sec. 3.11.3. Use Requirements Permitted Uses Accessory Uses Classification of Uses Permitted Use Table Use Categories

Sec. 3.11.4. Design and Development Standards Parking Standards Landscaping Standards Stormwater Management Site Lighting Outdoor Display & Storage Administration of Form Districts Defined Terms


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