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First readings given to development agreement/land-use bylaw

The Amherst town council gave first reading to a development agreement that would permit the construction of three, 54-unit apartment buildings in the vicinity of E.B. Chandler Junior High School when it met on Wednesday, Sept. 28.

The proposed apartment complex would be built on Lot 21-2R, which is located south of the school and north of Brown and Mosher streets.

The development agreement was the subject of a public participation session on Jan. 26, 2022, and was recommended for approval by the town’s Planning Advisory Committee on Sept. 6, 2022, as the proposed development meets the general intent of the town’s municipal planning strategy.

Before the development agreement receives final approval, it must undergo a second reading by council and be the subject of a public hearing. The hearing has been scheduled for Oct. 20, 2022.

First reading given to land-use bylaw amendment 

Council gave first reading to an amendment of the town’s land-use bylaw that will rezone a 2.4-acre parcel of land off Paradise Avenue to a general residential zone from low-density residential zone.

The amendment would allow four, 4-unit townhouses to be constructed. It was the subject of a public participation session on July 20, 2022, and was recommended for approval by the town’s Planning Advisory Committee.

Before the amendment receives final approval, it must undergo a second reading and be the subject of a public hearing. The hearing has been scheduled for Oct. 20, 2022.