Economic Development Committee

Tuesday, May 10, 6:00 pm
via Webex (Link will be posted on the agenda)

NOTICE OF MEETING

JOINT PUBLIC HEARING WITH PLANNING BOARD

COMMITTEE: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

PLACE: Webex Conferencing System

DATE: Tuesday May 10, 2022

TIME: 6:00 PM

To join via computer:

https://greenfieldma.my.webex.com/greenfieldma.my/j.php?MTID=m861f1cb59459ad376dc0b4f2fc9c53c8

To join via phone:

+1-408-418-9388 United States Toll

Access code: 2631 324 8403

To view the full agenda:

https://greenfield-ma.gov/files/Economic_Development_Planning_Board_2022-05-10_Agenda.pdf

AGENDA:

  1. Call to Order

CHAIR STATEMENT: This meeting is being recorded by the Economic Development Committee. If any other persons present are doing the same you must notify the chairperson at this time.

  1. Roll Call

  1. Approval of Minutes – none

  1. Public Hearings joint with Planning Board
    • Proposed zoning amendment for Marijuana Cultivation Facilities established in medium to high density neighborhoods and moratorium on all special permits.

  1. Motion
    • Proposed zoning amendment for Marijuana Cultivation Facilities established in medium to high density neighborhoods and moratorium on all special permits.

  1. Discussion -
    • Parking and Lane on Main Street (continued)

  1. New Business

  1. Old Business

  1. Next Meeting: June 14, 2022, 6:00 pm, City Hall meeting room, 2nd Floor, 14 Court Square.

  1. Adjournment

EXECUTIVE SESSION MAY BE CALLED

Please note that the list of topics was comprehensive at the time of posting, however, the public body may consider and take action on unforeseen matters not specifically named in this notice. Posted in accordance with M.G.L.c 30A § 18-25.

PUBLIC HEARING

In accordance with Home Rule Charter, the Economic Development Committee and Planning Board will hold a joint public hearing on Tues., May 10, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall meeting room, 2nd Fl., 14 Court Square, or via Remote Access, if required:https://greenfieldma.my.webex.com/greenfieldma.my/j.php?MTID=m861f1cb59459ad376dc0b4f2fc9c53c8, to consider the following proposed amendments to the Greenfield Zoning Ordinance:

  • Petition to request that a zoning change be initiated which would provide margins of protection for established neighborhoods in regards to the setback, placement and tier size allowed for marijuana/cannabis cultivation facilities and proposal of limitations be put on zoning laws for established medium to high density neighborhoods.
  • Place a moratorium on all special permits for marijuana/cannabis cultivation to allow the City time to study existing cultivation establishments and to undertake a planning process to consider amending the Zoning Bylaws regarding cultivation facilities in residential areas.

The City Council may consider the same on Wed., June 15, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. at John Zon Community Center, 35 Pleasant St. Materials can be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office, 14 Court Sq. by phone 413-772-1555, x. 6163 from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Mon. - Fri., or the Department of Planning and Development by phone at 413-772-1549 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Mon. - Fri.

Respectfully submitted,

Philip Elmer, Economic Development Committee Chairperson

Charles Roberts, Planning Board Chairperson

Posted to: City Council