Hull hosts public meeting on zoning changes for Nantasket Beach area


MAPC and the Hull Planning Board will host a public meeting on potential zoning changes to the Nantasket Beach area on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 in the Hull Senior Center, located at 197A Samoset Ave.

At the meeting, staff from MAPC and the Hull Planning Department will present initial ideas for zoning changes to the Nantasket Beach area. The goal of the project is to increase the potential for commercial development along the beach, while adding public amenities and preserving cultural amenities. Community members will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.

This rezoning process is funded through the District Local Technical Assistance (DLTA) program, a state grant opportunity that supports economic development and environmental protection.

Hull has been working to rezone the area from Rockland House Road to Phipps Street for more than eight years. Recently, the town worked with community members to develop a vision for two state-owned properties located inside the Nantasket Beach Reservation, and this zoning project seeks to build off that work. Re-zoning the area could result in the development of high-quality, multi-use buildings that community members have envisioned for the town, and may help create a revitalized downtown commercial district in Hull.

“Zoning in this district must change in order to provide opportunities for businesses to rebuild these neighborhoods, while protecting the town’s environmental and historic character,” said Hull Director of Planning and Community Development Robert Fultz. “Zoning changes can will encourage revitalization by allowing businesses to take advantage of existing development opportunities along Hull’s beachfront.”

For more information on the project or the upcoming meeting, contact MAPC Senior Regional Planner Angela Insinger at 617-451-2770 x2087 or ainsinger@mapc.org, or Robert Fultz, Hull’s Director of Planning and Community Development, at 781-925-2117.

The Hull Senior Center is handicapped-accessible. If you require special accommodations to participate in this event, such as language interpretation services or assisted listening devices, please contact MAPC as soon as possible.

Friday, 26 October 2012