Help us reinvent zoning in Somerville

We’re rewriting the new Somerville Zoning Ordinance from the ground up. We need your feedback to make sure it reflects our community values and is the clearest, predictable, and user-friendly zoning ordinance in America.

The full chapters of the 2017 Proposed Somerville Zoning Ordinance will be posted here towards the end of June.

Below is a preview of what the document will cover:

Article 1 – Introductory Provisions
Article 2 – Overview & Guide
Article 3 – Residential Districts
   3.1 – Neighborhood Residential
   3.2 – Urban Residential
Article 4 – Mid-Rise Districts
   4.1 – Mid-Ride 3
   4.2 – Mid-Rise 4
   4.3 – Mid-Rise 5
   4.4 – Mid-Rise 6
Article 5 – High-Rise Districts
Article 6 – Commercial Districts
   6.1 – Fabrication
   6.2 – Commercial Core
   6.3 – Commercial Industry
   6.4 – Commercial Business
Article 7 – Special Districts
Article 8 – Overlay Districts
Article 9 – Use Provisions
Article 10 – Site Development
Article 11 – Public Realm
Article 12 – Mobility
Article 13 – Development Benefits
Article 14 – Nonconformance
Article 15 – Administration
Article 16 – Definitions