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Monday, December 4, 2006

It takes a zoning subcommittee to raise a village

NORTHBOROUGH

Creating a village atmosphere in downtown is among the changes to the town’s bylaws a zoning subcommittee will present to Northborough’s Planning Board tomorrow.

The subcommittee has been meeting since September to reorganize town zoning, this year focusing on changes to the town’s business districts, said Town Planner Kathy Joubert, who sits on the panel. The group will discuss possible changes to the industrial and commercial district next year.

Among the changes the subcommittee is studying are creating a pedestrian-friendly town center where visitors will walk from business to business after parking their cars, Joubert said. The recommendations will be presented to town meeting in April for approval.

-- Jennifer Rosinski

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