Pioneer Valley
Planning Commission

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Media Release

CONTACT: Jayne Armington, PVPC Housing Planning Specialist, (413) 781-6045
Doug Stefancik, Ludlow Town Planner, 413) 568-5624 ext. 282


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 14, 2010

Ludlow Planners to Discuss Smart Growth Zoning

Proposed locations for Chapter 40R Smart Growth Zoning Districts will be presented to the Ludlow Planning Board and the Master Plan Committee on Thursday, December 16 at 7:00 p.m. at Ludlow Town Hall. The presentation will be facilitated by the town’s Smart Growth Zoning Advisory Committee and the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission.

Chapter 40R Smart Growth Zoning Districts encourage a higher concentration of housing and mixed-use developments in areas with existing infrastructure to create a range of housing options and spur community revitalization. Communities who adopt Smart Growth Zoning Districts are eligible to receive special state funds.

Established in 2009, the Smart Growth Zoning Advisory Committee has identified four locations for Smart Growth Districts: Downtown, Ludlow Mills, Riverside, and Scott’s Corner. The Advisory Committee will be looking for feedback on these proposed locations from the Planning Board and the Master Plan Committee. The Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting in January 2011.

For more information about the Chapter 40R Smart Growth Zoning project, contact town planner Doug Stefancik at (413) 583-5624 or Jayne Armington, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission Housing Planning Specialist, at (413) 781-6045.

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