Smart Growth / Smart Energy Toolkit Module Bylaws

View examples of bylaws for smart growth/smart energy modules.

Overview

These model bylaws build upon the good work of many Massachusetts organizations and municipalities. Drawing on the challenges faced by several communities, these models attempt to present effective local legislation that will offer attractive smart growth incentives to residents and the development community.

As with all model bylaws, these are not meant to be adopted "as is". Commentary provided in each model will highlight the questions that local decision makers should ask when tailoring these models to their individual community's needs. In all cases, a comprehensive approach should identify potential conflicts with other existing bylaws or local rules and regulations. Adopting smart growth provisions will likely require other adjustments to other community regulations. Town Counsel should be consulted before presenting any bylaw to Town Meeting or City/Town Council vote.

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU)

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU)

Agricultural Preservation

Agricultural Preservation

Business Improvement Districts (BID)

Business Improvement Districts (BID)

Chapter 40R

Chapter 40R

Form Based Codes

Form Based Codes

Inclusionary Zoning

Inclusionary Zoning

Low Impact Development (LID)

LID (bylaw only)

LID (bylaw with regulations)

Mill Revitilization Districts (MRD)

MRD (Master Plan approach)

MRD (Incremental approach)

Open Space Design (OSD)/Natural Resource Protection Zoning (NRPZ)

Model OSD NRPZ Zoning Final

Smart Parking

Smart Parking

Solar Energy Systems

Model Solar Zoning

Model Solar Zoning Guidance

Tax Increment Financing (TIF Agreement)

Tax Increment Financing (TIF Agreement)

Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND)

TND (Master Plan approach)

TND (Incremental approach)

Transfer of Development Rights (TDR)

Transfer of Development Rights (TDR)

Transit Oriented Development (TOD)

Transit Oriented Development (TOD)

Wind Power

Wind By-Right

Wind by Special Permit

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