Arlington Sets Layout Guidelines For New Houses, Additions

ARLINGTON, MA — The town has established its Residential Design Tips just after a calendar year-extended growth procedure, outlining neighborhood-knowledgeable layout choices for new design of and additions to single-loved ones and two-loved ones homes in low-density residential zoning districts.

The method included digital public workshops, surveys and remote input chances. Though the tips are advisory in character, they will be regarded by the Zoning Board of Appeals when assessing requests for Particular Permits.

The goal of the suggestions is to harmony the “streetcar suburb” record of Arlington’s residential neighborhoods with the transforming requires of the community stimulate creative, sustainable renovations and additions that enhance the residence and community in scale and model encourage new properties that are reliable with the neighborhood and maintain, defend maintain and encourage historic and various cultural sources.

The Residential Structure Recommendations can be seen on the town’s site. They will be included as a reference doc into building checklists, obtainable at the Inspectional Companies Section, and shared with community realtors, builders and builders.

The DRWG is collaborating with DPCD on pinpointing supplemental opportunities for informing the local community about this new source, so it can be integrated early into the structure of residential projects.