REVISED

ZONING ORDINANCES

Of  the

CITY OF WOBURN

MASSACHUSETTS

1963

 

 

This are the Zoning Ordinances as adopted in June  1963, and the accompanying map. It is a  compilation of the Zoning Laws of July 6, 1961 which became effective July 10, 1961, as it has been amended since by amendments ordained by the City Council of Woburn August 9, 1962 and approved by the Mayor August 20, 1962 effective August 20, 1962.  This manual was prepared by Maargaret G. Kaane City Clerk in June 1963.

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This file was created, in June 2005,  by scanning in the original map and manual supplied by the City Clerk and the Engineering Office. The work was done by  the Woburn Historical Commission, using software donated by Walt Kearney of :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WOBURN AS A ZONING ORDINANCE

AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1.   PURPOSES

For the purposes set forth in Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A and all acts in amendment thereof and in addition thereto and under the author­ity thereof and of General Laws Chapter 143 and any other enabling laws the inspection, materials, construction, alteration and repair, height, area, loca­tion and use of buildings and structures and the use of land throughout the City of Woburn are hereby regulated and herein provided, and the City is hereby divided into districts as hereinafter designated and defined and shown on a Zoning Map bearing date of June 26, 1961 herewith, which Map is hereby made a part of this ordinance and which shall be attested as being such by the City Clerk and shall be filed in the office of the City Clerk and a copy there­of attested by the City Clerk as being a true copy shall be recorded in the Reg­istry of Deeds for the South District of Middlesex County in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and also with the Land Court Registry District wherein lies the City of Woburn.

SECTION 2.    DEFINITIONS

For the purposes of this Ordinance, the following words and terms as used herein shall have the meanings or limitations of meaning hereby defined, ex­plained or assigned.

2.1      FAMILY. Any number of individuals living together in one suite of rooms as a single housekeeping unit, and having one principal cooking and food storage outfit in common among them in such suite.

2.2      ONE FAMILY DWELLING. A dwelling built singly and apart from any other building and intended and designed to be occupied and used exclusively for residential purposes by one family.

2.3      TWO FAMILY DWELLING. A free standing building intended and designed to be occupied and used exclusively for residential purposes by each of not more than two families.

2.4      LOT. A parcel of land in identical ownership throughout bounded by other lots or streets which is designated by its owner to be used, devel­oped or built upon as a unit.

2.5      STREET.    A public way, or a private way open to travel by the general public, or a way shown on a plan of a subdivision theretofore duly approved by the Planning Board.

 

 

2.6      BUILDING. A combination of any materials, whether portable or fixed, having a roof to form a structure for the shelter of persons, animals or property. For the purpose of this definition, "roof" shall include any awning or any similar covering, whether or not permanent in nature. The word "building" shall be construed, where the context allows, as though followed by the words "or part or parts thereof".

2.7      ERECTED. The word "erected" shall include the words "built," "constructed," "reconstructed," "altered," "enlarged," and "moved."

2.8      STORY. That portion of a building contained between any floor and the floor or roof next above it but not including the lowest portion so contained if more than one-half of such portion vertically is below the mean finished grade of the ground adjoining such building.

2.9      HALF STORY. A story directly under a sloping roof in which the points of intersection of the bottom of the rafters with the interior faces of the walls are less than three feet above the floor level.

2.10   FRONT YARD. An open space extending across the entire width of a lot between any building thereon and the street lot line of the lot on on which such building stands.

2.11    REAR YARD. An open space extending across the entire width of a lot between the rear of any building thereon and the rear lot line of the lot on which such building stands.

2.12    SIDE YARD. An open space between the side line of a lot and the adjacent side of any building thereon, such open space being understood to cover the entire extent between the front yard and the rear yard on such a lot.

2.13    SETBACK. The minimum horizontal distance between the street line and the line of the building.

2.14    SANITARY SEWER.    A public sanitary sewer in the City of Woburn.

2.15    APARTMENT HOUSE. A building, designed for use as dwelling quarters as a place of abode arranged as dwelling units for no less than four families, each dwelling unit having independent kitchen facilities and independent toilet facilities, or otherwise falling within the meaning of the Common acceptance of the term apartment.

2.16   The term "1934 Zoning Law" as used herein means and refers to Chapter XXVIII entitled Zoning Ordinance, of the Revised Ordinances of the City of Woburn of 1934 together with all amendments thereto adopted prior to January 1, 1961.

2.17    THREE FAMILY DWELLING.    A building intended and designed and

 

to be occupied exclusively for residential purposes by each of more than two and not more than three families.

2.18    LODGING HOUSE. A house having the character of a dwelling and which is occupied and conducted as a home by a family residing therein and wherein in addition to its being the place of abode of such family, not more than four boarders are taken in and every boarder is taken in on at least weekly basis, or rooms without cooking facilities are let on at least weekly basis and to not more than four persons, or both. A build­ing designed, operated or conducted as a motel or hotel or apartment house shall not be taken or deemed to constitute a dwelling, dwelling house or lodging house within the meaning purpose or intent of this ordinance.

2.19    TRAILERS OR MOBILE HOMES, whether or not resting upon or having permanent foundations or having water supply or sanitary facilities shall not be deemed to qualify as a dwelling or dwelling house within the meaning and intent of this Ordinance. Dwelling or dwelling house as used herein is intended refer to the conventional type of building importing structures of type ordinarily thought of as houses of substantial permanence and stability which would be appropriate in a normal family residential district.

SECTION 3.   ZONING DISTRICTS AND BOUNDRIES

3.1      The City of Woburn is hereby divided into zoning districts designated as follows:

Industrial Districts A-l, A-2, A-3, A-4 and A-5; Industrial District B; Business Districts A-l, A-2, A-3 and A-4; Business Districts B-l, B-2, B-3, B-4, B-5, B-6 and B-7; Residence District A; Residence District B.

3.2     The several aforesaid zoning districts are shown on the aforesaid Zoning Map made part hereof and are more particularly described as hereinafter set forth. In the event of any discrepancy between the boundaries of said zoning districts as shown on said Zoning Map and as hereinafter described or defined, the description hereinafter set forth shall govern as amending said map.

3.3            The several zoning districts .are more particularly described as follows:

 

 

 

 

 


INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT A-l

Beginning at the center line of the Boston and Maine Railroad with the intersection of the Wilmington-Woburn boundary line, said railroad is known as the Woburn Loop; thence the line runs in an easterly direction on the Woburn-Wilmington boundary line crossing the Boston & Maine railroad known as the main line, crossing New Boston Street to the intersection of the Reading-Woburn boundary line with the Wilmington Woburn boundary line; thence the line runs in a southeasterly direction by the Reading-Woburn boundary line to the intersection of the Reading-Woburn boundary line with the easterly side line of so called interstate route 93; thence running in a south­westerly direction crossing interstate route 93 to a point on the westerly side line of Interstate Highway No. 93 which point would lie in a line perpendicular to the easterly side line of Dragon Court at its terminus; thence the line runs in a southwesterly direction following said perpendicular to the terminus of the easterly side line of Dragon Court; thence in the same course crossing Dragon Court to a point lying 250 feet westerly from the westerly side line of Dragon Court; thence the line runs in a southerly direction to a point which point is 600 feet westerly from the westerly side line of Dragon Court measured on a perpendicular to Dragon Court which perpendicular is 750  feet northerly from the northerly side line of Washington Street; thence the line runs in a southwesterly direction to a point which is  300  feet northerly  from  the northerly side line of Mishawum Rd; thence the line runs in a southeasterly direction parallel to and 400 feet distant from the westerly side line of Elmwood Street to the northerly side line of Mishawum Rd; thence the line runs in a southeasterly direction across Mishawum Road to a point; thence the line runs in a southeasterly direction parallel to and 400 feet distant from the westerly side line of Garden Terr. across route 128 to a point in the southerly side line of route 128; thence the line runs in an easterly direction by the southerly side line of circumferential route 128 to the intersection of the south­erly side line of circumferential highway route 128 and the Reading-Woburn boundary line; thence the line runs in a southeasterly direction by the Reading-Woburn boundary line to the intersection of the Reading-Stoneham boundary line; Woburn-Stoneham boundary line and the Woburn-Reading boundary line; thence the line runs in a southwesterly direction by the Stoneham-Woburn boundary line to an angle in said boundary line ;thence the line runs in a southeasterly direction by said Woburn-Stoneham boundary line to its inter­section with the westerly side line of Interstate  93; then the line runs in a southerly direction by the westerly side line of Interstate  93 to its

 

intersection with the northerly side line of Lynn Street; thence the line runs south 63° 29' 5" west a distance of 100 feet; thence the line runs south 17° 7' 49" west, a distance of 65.64 feet; thence the line runs south 63° 34' 00" west a distance of 310.93 feet; thence the line runs north 46° 17' 10" west a distance of 349.69 feet; thence the line runs north 48° 49' 20" west a distance of 184.00 feet; thence the line runs south 83° 55' 56" west 239.34 feet; thence the line runs north 4°  13' 20" west a distance of 163.25 feet; thence the line runs south 83° 23' 00" west a distance of 292.60 feet; thence the line runs south 78° 2' 30" west a distance of 219.35 feet to the easterly side line of Washington Street; thence the line runs in a northerly direction hy the easterly side line of Washington Street a distance of 2,350 feet to a point in the easterly side line of Washington Street; thence the line runs in a westerly direction across Wash­ington Street to a point in the westerly side line of Washington Street; thence the line runs in a westerly direction parallel to and 150 feet distant from the northerly side line of Olympia Avenue a distance of 900 feet to a point; thence the line runs in a southerly direction at right angles to the previously described course a distance of 200 feet to the southerly side line of Olympia Avenue; thence the line runs in an easterly direction by the southerly side line of Olympia Avenue to the intersection of the southerly side line of Olympia Avenue with the westerly side line of Oregon Avenue; thence the line runs in a southerly direction by the westerly side line of Oregon Avenue to the intersection of the southerly side line of Dewey Avenue with the westerly side line of Oregon Avenue; thence the line runs in a westerly direction at right angles to the previously described line to land of the Massachusetts Rifle Association, Inc.; thence the line runs in a southerly direction by the boundary line of the Massachusetts Rifle Association to the point which is at land of City of Woburn and now or formerly of Ruth C. McKinnon; thence the line runs south 52° 46' 20" east by land of City of Woburn a distance of 503.42 feet; thence the line runs south 44° 37' 00" west by land of the City of Woburn a distance of 548.86 feet to a curve; thence the line runs on a curve bearing to the left on land of City of Woburn said curve having a radius of 56.71 feet a distance of 72.12 feet to the point of tangency; thence the line runs south 28° 14' 50" east by land of City of Woburn a distance of 156.04 feet to the northerly side line of Salem Street; thence the line runs in a southerly direction across Salem Street to a stone bound in the southerly side line of Salem Street and the point of curvature of a curve; thence the line runs in an easterly direction by said curve bearing to the right having a radius of 290.30 feet a distance of 228.23 feet to its point of tangency; thence the line runs south 70° 10' 20"

east by the southerly side line of Salem Street a distance of 155.12 feet to

land of now or formerly Robert J. and Lillian S. Bertini; thence the line runs south 9° 27' 30" west by land of said Bertini a distance of 233.69 feet; thence the line runs south 13° 12' 20" west still by land of said Bertini a distance of 190 feet; thence the line runs south 6° 43' 10" east still by land of Bertini a distance of 204.72 feet; thence the line runs north 84° 18' 40" east still by land of Bertini a distance of 238.95 feet to land of now or formerly

Arthur G. Pernokas; thence the line runs south 5° 55' 50" west by land of said Pernokas; a distance of 141.17 feet; thence the line runs south 21° 48' 00" west by land of said Pernokas 108.18 feet to a drill hole in a stone bound; thence the line runs south 53° 15' 30" west still by land of said Pernokas; a distance of 260.63 feet to a drill hole in a stone bound; thence the line runs north 48° 25' 50" west still by land of said Pernokas a distance of 227.52 feet; thence the line runs north 45° 25' 50" west a distance of 94.78 feet; thence the line runs north 49° 31' 20" west a distance of 93.47 feet to a drill hole in a wall; thence the line runs north 51° 06' 40" west by land of now or formerly Thomas Derro a distance of 191.98 feet to an iron pipe in a stone wall; thence the line runs north 5° 22' 40" east by land of John J. and Janet Shaughnessy to a point; thence the line runs in a westerly direction parallel to and 400 feet distant from the southerly side line of Salem Street crossing Pine Street to a point; thence the line runs in a southerly direction parallel to and 100 feet distant from the westerly side line of Pine Street to a point which would lie 100 feet north of the southerly side line of Munroe Avenue if it were extended; thence the line runs in a westerly direction on a course perpendicular to the center line of the Boston & Maine Railroad and crossing the Boston & Maine Railroad a distance of 250 feet westerly from the center line of the Boston & Maine Railroad; thence the line runs in a northwesterly direction to a point in the westerly side line of Hancock Street; thence the line runs in a westerly direction parallel to and 350 feet distant from the southerly side line of Salem Street to the easterly side line of Wood Street; thence the line runs in a northerly direction by the easterly side line of Wood Street crossing Salem Street to the northerly side line of Salem Street which point on the northerly side line of Salem Street is 745 feet westerly from the center line of the Boston & Maine Railroad; thence the line runs a little more northerly to a point which would lie in the northerly side line of Maple Avenue if extended; thence the line runs in a northwesterly direction parallel to and 250 feet distant from the easterly side line of Hinston Road a distance of 550 feet; thence the line runs a little more northerly to a point in the easterly side line of Wildwood Street; thence the

line runs in a northeasterly direction on the easterly side line of Wildwood Street a distance of 550 feet to the intersection of the northerly side line of University Street with the easterly side line of Wildwood Street; thence the line runs in a northwesterly direction by the northerly side line of Univer­sity Street to the intersection of the southerly side line of Atwood Avenue with the northerly side line of University Street; thence the line runs in a north­easterly direction by the southeasterly side line of Atwood Avenue crossing Newton Street to a point in the northerly side line of Newton Street; thence the line runs in a southeasterly direction by the northerly side line of Newton Street to a point; said point is 250 feet easterly from the intersection of the southerly side line of Mishawum Road with the northerly side line of Newton Street; thence the line runs in a northerly direction to the intersection of the circumferential highway route  128 which intersection is  100 feet easterly along said route 128 from the southerly side line of Mishawum Road; thence the line runs in a northerly direction crossing said route 128 to the southerly side line of Mishawum Road; thence the line runs in a northeasterly and easterly direction by the side line of Mishawum Road to a point; said point is 927 feet westerly from the center line of the Boston & Maine Railroad; thence the line runs on a perpendicular to Mishawum Road across Mishawum Road to a point; thence the line runs in a northwesterly direction parallel to and 300 feet distant from the northerly side line of School Street a distance of 700 feet to a point; thence the line runs a little more northerly to a point in the easterly side line of New Boston Street; said point being 690 feet northerly along the easterly side line of New Boston Street from the northerly side line of School Street; thence the line runs more westerly crossing New Boston Street to the westerly side line of New Boston Street; thence the line runs in a^ northeasterly direction by the westerly side line of New Boston Street to a point which point is 1000 feet northerly from the intersection of the northerly side line of School Street with the westerly side line of New Boston Street; thence the line runs in a northwesterly direction to the intersection of the easterly side line of Eighth Road with the southerly side line of Sixth Road; thence the line runs in a northeasterly direction to a point in the southerly side line of First Street which is 200 feet easterly along the southerly side line of First Street from the intersection of the southerly side line of Third Road with the southerly side line of First Street; thence the line runs a little more westerly crossing North Maple Street and Merrimac Street to a point in the northerly side line of Merrimac Street; thence the line runs in a westerly direction parallel to and 150 feet distant from the northerly side line of Dexter Avenue to a point

in the center line of the Boston & Maine Railroad known as the Woburn loop; thence the line runs in a general northeasterly direction by the center line of said railroad to the Wilmington-Woburn bound­ary line and the point of beginning.

All the area contained within the above described lines is to be known as Industrial District A-l.

INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT A-2

Beginning at the intersection of the northerly side line of Mill Street with the easterly side line of Interstate Route 93; thence the line runs in a northerly direction by the easterly side line of Interstate Route 93 to its intersection with the Stoneham-Woburn boundary line; thence the line runs in a southeasterly direction and southerly direction by the Stoneham-Woburn boundary line to the northerly side line of Mill Street; thence the line runs in a westerly direc­tion by the northerly side line of Mill Street to the point of beginning.

All the area contained within the above described lines is to be known as Industrial District A-2.

 

INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT A-3

Beginning at a point in the Winchester-Wohurn boundary line the line runs in a northerly direction parallel to and 700 feet distant from the easterly side line of Washington Street to the northerly side line of the Boston & Maine Railroad; thence the line runs in a northwesterly direction to the northerly side line of Montvale Avenue; thence the line runs in a northerly direction parallel to and 650 feet distant from the easterly side line of Washington Street a distance of 1200 feet to a point; thence the line runs in a northeasterly direction to the westerly side line of Interstate Route 93 to a point which point is 1250 feet northerly from the center line of the bridge over Montvale Avenue measured along the westerly side line of Interstate route 93; thence the line runs in an easterly direction across Interstate route 93 to the easterly side line of Interstate route 93 which point is 1250 feet northerly from the center line of the bridge over Montvale Avenue measured along the easterly side line of Interstate route 93; thence the line runs in a northerly direction by the easterly side line of Interstate route 93 to a point; thence the line runs in a southeasterly direction parallel to and 350 feet distant from the southerly side line of Salem Street to a point at the Stoneham-Woburn boundary line; thence the line runs in a southerly direction by the Stoneham-Woburn boundary line to the inter­section of the

Stoneham-Woburn boundary line, the Stoneham-Winchester boundary line and the Winchester-Woburn boundary line; thence the line runs in a westerly direction by the Winchester-Woburn boundary line to the point of beginning.

All the area contained within the above described lines is to be known as Industrial District A-3.

INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT A-4

Beginning at the intersection of the Winchester-Woburn boundary line with the easterly side line of Garfield Avenue the line runs in a northwesterly direction to a point; thence the line runs in an easterly direction parallel to and 700 feet distant from the Winchester-Woburn boundary line to a point; thence the line runs in a northwesterly and northerly direction parallel to and 700 feet distant from the easterly side line of Garfield Avenue to a point; thence the line runs in an easterly direction parallel to and 1600 feet distant from the Winchester-Woburn boundary line to a point; thence the line runs in a northeasterly direction parallel to and 200 feet distant from the westerly side line of Tremont Street a distance of 100 feet; thence the line turns and runs in a southeasterly direction to a point in the westerly side line of Tremont Street at a distance of 1000 feet from the southerly side line of Nashua Street; thence the line runs in a southerly direction across Tremont Street at 90° with Tremont Street to a point, which point is 200 feet easterly from the easterly side line of Tremont Street; thence the line runs in a northerly direc-tion parallel to and 200 feet distant from the easterly side line of Tremont Street to a point; thence the line turns and runs in a easterly direction parallel to and 250 feet distant from the southerly side line of Nashua Street to the easterly side line of Draper Street; thence the line runs in a general northerly direction by the easterly side line of Draper Street and the easterly side line of Nashua Street to a point; thence the line turns and runs in an easterly direction parallel to and 300 feet distant from the southerly side line of Montvale Avenue to a point in the easterly side line of the Boston & Maine Railroad, called the Main Line; thence the line runs in a northerly direction by the easterly side line of said Boston & Maine Railroad to the intersection of the southerly side line of Montvale Avenue with the easterly side line of the Boston & Maine Railroad; thence the line runs in a Easterly direction by the southerly side line of Montvale Avenue to a point; thence the line runs in a southerly direction parallel to and 150 feet distant from the westerly side line of Central Street, a distance of 1600 feet; thence the line runs at 90° with the previously described course to the easterly side line of the Boston & Maine Railroad, called the Main Line; thence the line

runs in a southerly direction by the easterly side line of the Boston &Maine Railroad to its intersection with the Winchester-Woburn boundary line to the point of beginning.

All the area contained within the above described lines is to be known as Industrial District A-4.

INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT A-5

Beginning at a point in the southerly side line of route 128 circumferential highway, said point being 1200 feet easterly from the Burlington-Woburn boundary line; thence the line runs in a northwesterly direction crossing route 128 to the southerly side line of Pearl Street; thence the line runs in a northeasterly and northerly direction by the southerly side line of Pearl Street a distance of 390 feet to a point; thence the line runs in an easterly direction to a point, said point being 200 feet southerly from the southerly side line of West Street and 300 feet westerly from the westerly side line of Elm Street; thence the line runs in a southeasterly direction parallel to and 300 feet distant from the westerly side line of Elm Street a distance of 900 feet to a point; thence the line runs in a southerly direction to a point in the northerly side line of route 128 circumferential highway said point being 2400 feet easterly from the Burlington-Woburn boundary line; thence the line runs in a southerly direction crossing route 128 circumferential highway to a point in the southerly side line of said route 128 which point is 2400 feet easterly from the Burlington-Woburn boundary line; thence the line runs in an easterly direction on the southerly side line of said route 128 to its intersection with the center line of the Boston & Maine Railroad called the Woburn loop ; thence the line runs in a southerly direction by the center line of said Boston & Maine Railroad to a point; thence the line runs in a southwesterly direction parallel to and 900 feet distance from the southerly side line of route 128 circumferential highway a distance of 1600 feet to a point; thence the line runs in a northeasterly direction to the southerly side line of route 128 cir­cumferential highway and the point of beginning.

All the area enclosed within the above described boundary lines is to be known as Industrial District A-5.

INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT B

Beginning at a point in the Winchester-Woburn boundary line; thence the line runs in a general northerly direction parallel to and 150 feet distant from the easterly side line of Main Street to a point which is 150 feet distant easterly from the easterly side line of Main Street; thence the line runs in a westerly direction to the easterly side line of Main Street which point is 515 feet southerly from the intersection of the southerly side line of Green Street

with the easterly side line of Main Street; thence the line runs in a northerly direction by the easterly side line of Main Street a distance of 200 feet; thence the line runs in an easterly direction to a point in the center line of the Boston & Maine Railroad. The last described line is to be parallel to and 315 feet distant from the southerly side line of Green Street; thence the line runs in a northerly direction by the center line of the Boston & Maine Railroad to a point which is the intersection of the center line of the Boston & Maine Rail­road with the southerly side line of High Street as extended; thence the line runs in a southeasterly direction at 90° with the southerly side line of High Street a distance of 125 feet; thence the line runs in a northeasterly direction at 90° with the previously described line a distance of 100 feet; thence the line runs in a southeasterly direction at 90° with the previously described line to a point; thence the line runs in a northeasterly direction parallel to and 150 feet distant from the northerly side line of Jefferson Avenue to the westerly side line of Garfield Avenue; thence the line runs in a southeasterly direction by the westerly side line of Garfield Avenue across Jefferson Avenue to a point; thence the line runs in a southwesterly direction parallel to and 200 feet distant from the southerly side line of Jefferson Avenue to a point; thence the line turns and runs in a northwesterly direction parallel to and 150 feet distant from the northerly side line of Mt. Pleasant Street to a point, which point is 100 feet northeasterly from the easterly side line of Prospect Street; thence the line runs in a southwesterly direction parallel to and 100 feet distant from the southerly side line of Jefferson Avenue and the southerly side line of Jefferson Avenue extended across Prospect Street to a point; thence the line runs in a southerly direction parallel to and 100 feet distant from the westerly side line of Prospect Street, crossing Green Street and Fowle Street to a point in the northerly side line of Fowle Street; thence the line runs in a northeasterly direction by the southerly side line of Fowle Street to the inter­section of the westerly side line of Conn Street and the southerly side line of Fowle Street; thence the line runs in a southeasterly direction by the westerly side line of Conn Street to an angle in Conn Street; thence the line runs in a southeasterly direction across Conn Street to a point in the intersection of the southerly side line of Conn Street with the westerly side line of Bryant Street; thence the line runs in a southeasterly direction by the westerly side line of Bryant Street to the intersection of the south side line of Carter Street with the westerly side line of Bryant Street; thence the line runs in a southerly direction to the boundary line between Winchester and Woburn, which point is 800 feet easterly from the center line of the Boston & Maine Railroad. The above course crosses    

Abbott Place 250 feet westerly from the westerly side line of Arlington Street and crosses Stoneham Street 250 feet westerly from the westerly side line of Arlington Street; thence the line runs in a westerly direction by the Winchester-Woburn boundary line, crossing the Boston & Maine Railroad to the point of beginning.

All the area contained within the above described lines is to be known as Industrial District B.

BUSINESS DISTRICT A-l

Beginning at the intersection of the northerly side line of Glenwood Avenue with the westerly side line of Lexington Street; thence the line runs in a westerly direction on the northerly side line of Glenwood Avenue to the easterly side of Clifton Street; thence the line runs in a northerly direction by the easterly side line of Clifton Street to a point at the end of said Clifton Street; thence the line runs south 75° 14' 28" west a distance of 40 feet to the westerly side line of Clifton Street; thence the line runs south 14° 45' 30" east by the westerly side line of Clifton Street, a distance of 165 feet to a concrete bound; thence the line runs south 75° 14' 28" west a distance of 544.43 feet to a stone bound; thence the line runs north 11° 55' 54" west a distance of 58.99 feet; thence the line runs in a westerly direction by a stone wall a distance of 155.80 feet; thence the line runs in a northerly direction still by said wall a distance of 42.50 feet; thence the line runs in a south­westerly direction still by said wall a distance of 101.30 feet; thence the line runs in a northwesterly direction crossing a brook a distance of 40 feet; thence the line runs in a northeasterly direction a distance of 376.93 feet; thence the line runs north 4° 08' 05" west a distance of 152.01 feet; thence the line runs north 36° 31' 05" west a distance of 77.20 feet to a point, said point being 150 feet southerly from Russell Street; thence the line runs in a general easterly direction parallel to and 150 feet distant from the southerly side line of Russell Street to a point which would lie in a perpendicular to Russell Street at the center line of a culvert; thence the line runs north 15° 35' 45" east along said perpendicular a distance of 150 feet to Russell Street; thence the line runs in a northwesterly direction across Russell Street to a concrete bound which is on the northerly side line of Russell Street; thence the line runs in a southwesterly direction by the northerly side line of Russell Street, on a curve, bearing to the left having a radius of 1064 feet a distance of 190 feet more or less; thence the line runs north 42° 58' 00" west a distance of 240 feet more or less to a stone bound; thence the line runs north 48° 02' 20" east a distance of 384.24 feet to the westerly side line of "old"  

Cambridge Road; thence the line runs in a northeasterly direction by the  westerly, side line of "old" Cambridge Road to its intersection with the westerly side line of "new" Cambridge Road; thence the line runs in a southeasterly direction by the westerly side line of Cambridge Road to a point at the center line of a culvert; thence the line runs in an easterly direction across Cambridge Road to a point at the easterly side line of Cambridge Road said point to be at center line of said culvert; thence the line runs in a northeasterly direction in the center of a brook; thence the line runs in a southeasterly direction parallel to and 200 feet distance from the easterly side line of Cambridge Road to a point in the boundary line between land of now or formerly McCue and Marion; thence the line runs in a southwesterly direction along said boundary line to a point in the easterly side line of Cambridge Road; thence the line runs in a northwesterly direction by the easterly side line of Cambridge Road 120 feet; thence the line runs in a southwesterly direction at a 90 degree angle with the previously described line crossing Cambridge Road, crossing Lexington Street to a point in the westerly side line of Lexington Street; thence the line runs in a southerly direction by the westerly side line of Lexington Street to Glenwood Avenue and the point of beginning.

All the area enclosed within the above described boundary lines is to be known as Business District A-l.

BUSINESS DISTRICT A-2

Beginning at a point in the intersection of the easterly side line of Cambridge Road with the Winchester-Woburn boundary line; thence the line runs in a northeasterly direction and a southeasterly direction on the Winchester-Woburn boundary line to land of now or formerly Walter H. Wilcox; thence the line runs on a stone wall in an irregular manner northeasterly and easterly by land of Walter H. Wilcox and land of Boston Edison Co. approximately 2050 feet to other land of Boston Edison Co.; thence the line runs in a northwesterly direction by land of Boston Edison Co. a distance of 810.64 feet to land of City of Woburn; thence the line runs southwesterly, westerly, northwesterly and westerly by numerous courses by land of City of Woburn and land of now or formerly Elma F. Dwyer a distance of approximately 1910 feet to the northerly side line of Cambridge Road; thence the line runs across Cambridge Road to the southerly side line of Cambridge Road; thence the line runs in a westerly direction by the southerly side line of Cambridge Road to the easterly side of Crossman Road a distance of 200 feet or to land of now or formerly George A. McCormick; thence turning and running easterly and southeasterly by land of said McCormick to the Winchester-Woburn boundary line; thence turning and running northeasterly by said boundary line to the westerly side line of Cambridge Road; thence crossing Cambridge Road to the easterly side line of Cambridge Road at the point of beginning.

For further details of the description of the District lying east of Cambridge Road, see a plan on file in the City Clerk's Office entitled PLAN OF LAND IN WOBURN AND WINCHESTER, MASS. SCALE 1" — 80', October 2, 1954, PARKER HOLBROOK, REG. PROF. ENGINEER, WIN­CHESTER, MASS.

All the area enclosed within the above described boundary lines is to be Business District A-2.

BUSINESS DISTRICT A-3

Beginning at a point in the northerly side line at route 128 circumferential highway said point being 2400 feet easterly from the Burlington-Woburn boundary line said point lying in the easterly boundary line of Industrial District A-5; thence the line runs in a northerly northwest direction by the easterly boundary line in said Industrial District A-5 to a point in the northerly boundary line now or formerly of Bowser; thence the line runs in a north­easterly direction on said line of Bowser to a point; thence the line runs in a southeasterly direction still by said land of Bowser a distance of 55 feet to a point; thence the line runs in a northeasterly direction still by land of said Bowser a distance of 135 feet to the side line of Elm Street; thence the line runs in a southeasterly direction by the southerly side line of Elm Street to its intersection with the westerly side line of the access ramp to circumferential highway 128; thence the line runs southerly and westerly by the westerly side line of said access ramp and in a northerly side line of said access ramp and in a northerly side line from circumferential highway to the beginning.

All the area enclosed within the above described boundary lines is to be known as Business District A-3.

BUSINESS DISTRICT A-4

Beginning at a point on the easterly side line of Washington Street at a distance of 105 feet more or less southerly from the intersection of the westerly side line of Richard Circle with the easterly side line of Washington Street, said point is intended to be at the intersection of the easterly property line of land of Daniel W. Doherty et als with the easterly side line of Washington Street; thence the line runs in a southeasterly direction on the property line of Daniel W. Doherty and the westerly property line of a subdivision known as the Russell Farm Sub Division to the intersection of said property line with the northerly side line of route 128 circumferential highway; thence the line runs in a westerly direction by said route 128 and by the layout line of the access ramp route 128 to the easterly side line of Washington Street; thence the line runs in a northerly direction by the easterly side line of Washington Street to the point of beginning.

All the area enclosed within the above described boundary lines is to be known as Business District A-4.

BUSINESS DISTRICT B-l

Beginning at a point in the Winchester-Woburn boundary line the line runs in a northerly direction parallel to and 100 feet distant from the westerly side line of Main Street to the center line of the Boston & Maine Railroad; thence the line runs in a northwesterly and northerly direction by the center line of said Boston & Maine Railroad to a point north of Winn Street; thence the line runs in a southeasterly direction parallel to and 100 feet distant from the easterly side line of Winn Street to a point which is 100 feet southerly from the southerly side line of Franklin Street; thence the line runs in a northeasterly direction to a point in the southerly side line of Franklin Street, said point being 150 feet westerly from an angle in Franklin Street; thence the line runs in a northerly direction across Franklin Street to a point; thence the line runs in a northerly direction parallel to and 100 feet distant from the westerly side line of Johnson Street and the westerly side line of Main Street to a point on the northerly side of Kilby Street; thence the line turns and runs in an easterly direction parallel to and 100 feet distant from the northerly side line of Kilby Street to the westerly side line of Main Street; thence the line runs in a southerly direction along the westerly side line of Main Street to a point in the westerly side line of Main Street which would lie in the southerly side line of Manning Street extended; thence the line runs in an easterly direction across Main Street and by the southerly side line of Manning Street to a point; thence the line turns and runs in a southerly direction parallel to and 150 feet distant from the easterly side line of Main Street to a point; thence the line turns and runs in a southeasterly and southerly direction parallel to and 200 feet distant from the easterly side line of Main Street to a point in the northerly side line of Salem Street; thence the line runs in a southeasterly direction across Salem Street to a point in the southerly side line of Salem Street which is 250 feet along Salem Street from the easterly side line of Main Street; thence the line runs in a southeasterly direction across Campbell Street to a point in the southerly side line of Campbell Street, which point is 450 feet easterly along Campbell Street from the easterly side line of Main Street; thence the line runs in a southerly direction across Union Street to a point in the southerly side line of Union

Street, which point is 550 feet southeasterly along Union Street from the easterly side line of Main Street; thence the line runs in a southerly direction to the intersection of the northerly side line of Montvale Avenue with the easterly side line of Everett Street; thence the line runs in a southerly direction across Montvale Avenue to a point in the southerly side line of Montvale Avenue; thence the line runs in a southeasterly direction parallel to and 100 feet distant from the westerly side line of Greenwood Avenue to a point in the southerly side line of High Street; thence the line runs in a southwesterly direction in the side line of High Street extended to the center line of the Boston & Maine Railroad; thence the line runs in a southeasterly direction by a center line of the Boston & Maine Railroad to a point on the south side of Green Street; thence the line runs in a westerly direction parallel to and 315 feet distant from the southerly side line of Green Street to a point in the easterly side line of Main Street which point is 315 feet southerly along the side line of Main Street from the southerly side line of Green Street; thence the line runs in a southerly direction by the easterly side line of Main Street a distance of 200 feet; thence turning at right angles the line runs in an easterly direction a distance of 150 feet; thence the line runs in a southerly direction parallel to and 150 feet distant from the easterly side line of Main Street to the Winchester-Woburn boundary line; thence the line runs in a southwesterly direction by said Winchester-Woburn boundary line to the point of beginning.

Excepting and excluding therefrom a parcel of land bounded by the southerly side line of Plympton Street, the westerly side line of Main Street, the northerly side line of Franklin Street and the easterly side line of Johnson Street.

All the area enclosed with in the above described boundary lines is to be known as Business District B-l.

BUSINESS DISTRICT B-2

Beginning at a point in the westerly side line of Main Street at the southeasterly corner of land of City of Woburn, known as the Fire Station Lot; thence the line runs in a westerly direction a distance of 475.30 feet to land of Police Athletic League, Inc.; thence the line runs more westerly by said Police Athletic League, Inc. a distance of 187 feet to the easterly side line of the Boston & Maine Railroad; thence the line runs in a northerly direction by the easterly side line of Boston & Maine Railroad, to the southerly side line of Lowell Street; thence the line runs in an easterly direction by the southerly side line of Lowell Street a distance of 30 feet more or less. The last course to be the actual frontage on Lowell Street and owned by R. Gustavino Co.; thence the line runs in a southeasterly direction by the property line of R. Gustavino Co., to an angle; thence the line runs in an easterly direction by the property line of R. Gustavino Co. a distance of 270 feet more or less to an angle; thence the line runs in a southerly direction by land of R. Gustavino Co. a distance of 109.80 feet to a corner; thence the line runs in an easterly direction a distance of 112.80 feet to the westerly side line of Main Street; thence the line runs in a southerly direction by the westerly side line of Main Street a distance of 179.37 feet to the point of beginning.

All the area enclosed within the above described boundary lines is to be known as Business District B-2.

BUSINESS DISTRICT B-3

Beginning at the intersection of the northerly side line of Clinton Street with the easterly side line of Main Street the line runs along the easterly side line of Main Street to land of City of Woburn, being the Wyman School lot; thence the line runs in an easterly direction by said lines of land of City of Woburn to a point; thence the line runs in a southerly direction parallel to and 100 feet distant from the easterly side line of Main Street to the northerly side line of Clinton Street; thence the line runs in a westerly direction by the northerly side line of Clinton Street to the point of beginning.

All the area enclosed within the above described boundary lines is to be known as Business District B-3.

BUSINESS DISTRICT B-4

A strip of land lying on the northeasterly side of the 1960 relocation of Alfred Street being 150 feet in depth extending from Main Street to Alfred Street.

All the area enclosed within the above described boundary lines is to be known as Business District B-4.

BUSINESS DISTRICT B-5

Beginning at a point in the westerly side line of Main Street the line runs in a westerly direction parallel to and 100 feet distant from the northerly side line of Tidd Avenue to a point; thence the line runs in a northerly direction parallel to and 100 feet distant from the westerly side line of Main Street to a point; thence the line runs in a northeasterly direction parallel to and 100 feet distant from the southerly side line of Elm Street to the westerly side line of Main Street; thence the line runs in a southerly direction by the westerly side line of Main Street to the point of beginning. All the area enclosed within the above described boundary lines is to be known as Business District B-5.

 

 

BUSINESS DISTRICT B-6

Beginning at a point in the westerly side line of Main Street at land of the North Congregational Church the line runs in a westerly direction by land of said North Congregational Church to a point; thence the line runs northerly in a northeasterly direction parallel to and 100 feet distant from the westerly side line of Main Street to the Wilmington-Woburn boundary line; thence the line runs in a northeasterly direction by the Wilmington-Woburn boundary line to a point 400 feet northeasterly along the boundary line from the easterly side line of Main Street; thence the line runs in a southerly direction to the southerly side line of Breed Avenue which point is 300 feet easterly along Breed Avenue from the easterly side line of Main Street; thence the line runs in a southerly direction to the southerly side line of No. Maple Street, which point is 400 feet southwesterly along No. Maple Street from the easterly side line of Main Street; thence the line runs in a southwesterly direction to the intersection of the northerly side line of Naples Avenue and the westerly line of Washington Avenue; thence the line runs in a southwesterly direction by the westerly side line of Washington Avenue across Tennessee Street to a point in the southerly side line of Tennessee Street; thence the line runs in a westerly direction by the southerly side line of Tennessee Street to the intersection of the southerly side line of Tennessee Street and the westerly side line of Wheeling Street; thence the line runs in a southerly direction to a point in the northerly side line of Ashburton Avenue; thence the line runs in a southerly direction parallel to and 200 feet distant from the easterly side line of Main Street to a point 200 feet northerly from the northerly side line of School Street; thence the line runs in an easterly direction parallel to and 200 feet distant from the northerly side line of School Street to the center line of the Boston & Maine Railroad; thence the line runs in a southerly direction by the center line of said railroad across School Street to a point; thence the line runs in a westerly direction parallel to and 200 feet distant from the southerly side line of School Street to a point which is 300 feet easterly from the easterly side line of Main Street; thence the line runs in a southerly direction parallel to and 300 feet distant from the easterly side line of Main Street, a distance of 150 feet; thence the line runs in a westerly direction parallel to and 300 feet distant from the southerly side line of School Street to the easterly side line of Main Street; thence the line runs in a northerly direction by the easterly side line of Main Street to a point on the easterly side line of Main Street, which point is 50 feet northerly from the northerly side line of School Street; thence the line runs in a westerly direction across Main Street to the point of beginning. All the area enclosed within the above described boundary lines is to be known as Business District B-6.

BUSINESS DISTRICT B-7

Beginning at the intersection of the northerly side line of Montvale Avenue with the easterly side line of Central Street, the line runs in a northerly direction by the easterly side line of Central Street to a point; thence the line runs in an easterly direction parallel to and 150 feet distant from the northerly side line of Montvale Avenue to a point which is 650 feet easterly along the above described line from the easterly side line of Washington Street or to the westerly boundary line of Industrial District A-3; thence the line runs in a southeasterly direction along the westerly boundary line of District A-3 to the northerly side line of the Boston & Maine Railroad; thence the line runs in a westerly and southwesterly direction by the northerly side line of said railroad crossing Albany Street, Washington Street and Central Street to a point; thence the line runs in a northerly direction parallel to and 150 feet distant from the westerly side line of Central Street to the southerly side line of Montvale Avenue; thence the line runs in an easterly direction by/the southerly side line of Montvale Avenue to the intersection of the easterly side line of Central Street with the southerly side line of Montvale Avenue; thence the line runs in a northerly direction across Montvale Avenue to the point of beginning.

All the area enclosed within the above described boundary lines is to be known as Business District B-7.

RESIDENCE DISTRICT A

Beginning at the intersection of the town boundary lines of Winchester, Lexington and Woburn; thence the line runs northerly and easterly along the Woburn-Lexington town boundary to the intersection of the Lexington, Burlington and Woburn boundary lines; thence the line runs easterly by the Burlington-Woburn boundary line to an angle in the boundary line which is 700 feet southerly from Winn Street; thence the line runs in a straight line crossing Quimby Avenue at a distance of 1650 feet from the easterly side line of Burlington Street, crossing Sheridan Street at a distance of 1600 feet easterly from the easterly side line of Burlington Street, crossing Bedford Road to the intersection of the southerly side line of Bedford Road with the westerly side line of Houghton Street; thence the line runs by the westerly side line of Houghton Street to the intersection of the northerly side line of Harrison Avenue with the westerly side line of Houghton Street; thence the line runs in a southerly direction on a straight line crossing Geary Drive at a distance of 300 feet westerly on the westerly side line of Valley Road, crossing Pleasant Street to the intersection of the southerly side line of Pleasant Street with the westerly side line of Wolcott Road; thence the line runs in a westerly direction by the southerly side line of Pleasant Street and Lexington Street to the Ward boundary line between Ward 7 and Ward 1; thence the line runs in a southerly direction by said Ward boundary line to the terminus of Water St.; thence the line runs in an easterly direction by the southerly side line at Water St. to a point which would lie in the extension of the southerly side line of Sturgis Street; thence the line runs in an easterly direction by said extension of Sturgis Street and the southerly side line of Sturgis Street to the intersection of the westerly side line of Arlington Road and the southerly side line of Sturgis Street; thence the line runs in a southerly direction by the westerly side line of Arlington Road and the westerly side line of Lake Avenue to the intersection of the westerly side line of Lake Avenue with the town boundary line between Winchester and Woburn; thence the line runs southerly, northwesterly and westerly by the town boundary line between Winchester and Woburn to the point of beginning at the intersection of the town boundary of Winchester, Lexington and Woburn. Excepting and excluding therefrom the Business District A-l and Business District A-2 as described elsewhere in this Ordinance.

All the area enclosed within the above described boundary lines is to be

known as Residence District-A.

RESIDENCE DISTRICT B

Beginning at an angle in the town boundary line between Burlington and Woburn, said angle point being 700 feet southerly from Winn Street; thence the line runs in a northerly, easterly and northerly direction by the town boundary line between Burlington and Woburn to the intersection of the town boundary lines of Burlington, Wilmington and Woburn; thence the line runs in a northeasterly direction by the town boundary line between Wilmington and Woburn to the intersection of the town boundary lines of Wilmington, Reading and Woburn; thence the line runs in a southerly direction by the town boundary line between Reading and Woburn to the intersection of the town boundary lines of Reading, Stoneham and Woburn; thence the line runs in a southwesterly, southeasterly and southerly direction by the town boundary line between Stoneham and Woburn to the intersection of the town boundary lines of Stoneham, Winchester and Woburn; thence the line runs in a westerly and southwesterly direction by the town boundary line between Winchester and Woburn to an angle which is the intersection of the town boundary line of Winchester and Woburn with the northerly side line of Lake Avenue.

From the last described point to the point of beginning at the angle between Burlington and Woburn, the line coincides with and is identical to the line as described under Residence District A, excepting and excluding there from the following aforesaid Industrial District A-l, A-2, A-3, A-4, A-5; Industrial District B; Business District B-l, B-2, B-3, B-4, B-5, and Business District A-3, A-4. All the area enclosed within the above described boundary lines is to be kown as Residence District B.

SECTION 4: GENERAL APPLICABILITY OF USE REGULATIONS

4.1      When a lot in identical ownership is situated in part in the City of Woburn and in part in an adjacent town or city, the provisions, reg­ulations and restrictions of this Ordinance shall be applied to that portion of such lot as lies in the City of Woburn in the same manner as if the entire lot were situated therein.

4.2      When a District boundary line divides a lot in identical ownership at the time of adoption of this Ordinance, the zoning regulation set forth in this Ordinance applying to the greater part by area of such lot so divided may be extended as an exception to govern that portion of the lot which lies within the more restricted area, provided that the City Council by affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of its members shall first grant to the owner of such lot a special permit for the purposes of and in manner provided by Section 4 of Chapter 40A; but if such lot partially lies in an area where the District boundary line is specified as being a fixed distance from a street, and such lot has frontage on said street, no extension beyond the District boundary line between the districts toward the said street shall be allowed, other than to provide access of ingress and egress to serve such less restricted area over the more restricted area by a way having 50 feet in width.

4.3      In cases where by virtue of the provisions of Section 5, Section 5A, Section 7A, or Section 10 or Section 11 of the General Laws Chapter 40A or other statutory provision or acts in amendment thereof the application of this Zoning Ordinance or any amendment thereto is limited or made non-applicable, then to the extent and only to the extent of such limita­tion or non-applicability as provided in the pertinent statutory provision, this Zoning Ordinance and any amendment thereto shall be so construed and applied, or not applied, as the case may be, as not to conflict with or be in violation of the pertinent statutory provision as to its application.

SECTION 5-NON-CONFORMING USES AND BUILDINGS

A. Any lawful building or structure, or lawful existing use of a building structure or of land to the extent to which it is used at the time this ordinance is adopted or amended which does not conform to the regulations of the district in which located may be continued in the same use notwithstanding such non conformance but no change to another use which is also non conforming may be made; and no alteration of such a building or structure when the same would amount to reconstruction, extension or substantial structural change may be made; and no alteration of such a building or structure to provide for its use for a purpose or in a manner substantially different from the use to which it was put before alteration, or for its use for the same purpose to a substantially greater extent, may be made. The provisions of the preceding sentence shall not be applied to prohibit the alteration rebuilding or expansion within applicable set back requirements of non-conforming buildings, or the expansion of land, used primarily for agriculture, horticulture or floriculture or greenhouses and buildings or structures accessory thereto.

B. Any non-conforming building or structure or any building or struc­ture being lawfully used in non-conforming use, if damaged or destroyed by fire or action of the elements or other casualty may be repaired, reconstructed or restored within the same portion of the lot and used as before, provided that such repair, reconstruction, or restoration is substantially completed within five years from the occurrence of such fire or casualty.

C. Any non-conforming building or structure which shall continue in non-use of non-conforming uses for a period of five years shall thereafter be eligible only for conforming uses. Any building or structure being lawfully used in non-conforming use which shall thereafter cease to be used in non-conforming use and such non-use in non-conforming use shall continue for a period of five years shall thereafter be eligible only for conforming uses.

D. Any non-conforming use of a building, structure or land may be changed to use conforming to the regulations of the district in which located, but if the use is so changed, there shall be no reverting to non-conforming use of it.

E. Any non-conforming building or structure, or any building or structure being lawfully used in non-conforming use, which shall stand vacant and be allowed to fall into gross disrepair and such vacancy and gross disrepair shall continue for a period of two years or more after the Building Inspector, or other official of the City of Woburn performing the function of Building Inspector, shall notify in writing, by registered mail or delivery in hand, the person or persons to whom said property was assessed and his or their address appearing on the tax rolls of the City of Woburn on the assessment date last preceding the date of the sending of such notice, of his finding of the existence of such gross disrepair, shall not after the expiration of said two years be eligible for use in non-conform­ing use.

 

 

 

SECTION 6-

INDUSTRIAL  DISTRICTS A-l,  A-2,  A-3, A-4,  A-5

A, In Industrial Districts A-l, A-2, A-3, A-4, A-5, for the uses and purposes stated in paragraph B of this section, buildings, structures, altera­tions and extensions thereof and uses of land, or parts thereof, together with facilities and customary accessory buildings and structures and uses clearly incidental to the aforesaid and located on the same premises, are permitted except as otherwise stated in paragraph C of this section. All other buildings, structures and uses are hereby expressly prohibited except as otherwise provided in Section 4 and 5 hereof.

B.     (1) Any manufacturing, processing, wholesaling, warehousing or other commercial non-retail activity employing substantially noiseless and in­offensive motive power, and involving quiet machinery and processes, and free from neighborhood disturbing odors or agencies, and uses of land and of buildings customarily accessory to such activity, including the business office of such activity provided that the applicant for a permit to build, expand or alter any manufacturing industry or other permitted activity or any activity accessory thereto shall show by written statement or other ex­hibits attached to the application for such permit that the activity proposed will not be noxious, offensive or detrimental to the neighborhood or to the City by reason of special danger of fire or explosion, pollution of water ways, emission of corrosive, toxic or noisome fumes, gas, smoke, soot, obnoxious dust, disagreeable odors, offensive noises or other objectionable characteristics. This paragraph shall not be construed as permitting a motor vehicle graveyard or junk yard or stripping of motor vehicles.

(2)  Farming and horticultural or floricultural pursuits, farm buildings and greenhouses, and dwelling houses accessory or incidental to any thereof, but excluding the raising of more than two swine at a time on the premises, and also excluding the slaughtering for commercial purposes of animals.

(3) (a) Banking; (b) governmental offices; (c) telephone exchanges; (d) telephone or other public utility facilities and offices; (e) churches or other places of worship; (f) parish house; (g) rectory; (h) schools; (i) local passenger and freight stations or airport.

(4) (a) Garage, or (b) Motor Vehicle Service Station, on an individual lot, duly licensed for keeping, storing, dispensing and sale of gasoline and other motor vehicle fuels, oils and lubricants and motor vehicles and auto­motive accessories, and with facilities for repairing and servicing motor vehicles; provided in each case the City Council shall grant to the applicant a special permit to make use of his land therefore and to erect and maintain buildings or other structures thereon for such purpose. Before granting such a special permit the City Council shall hold public hearing thereon, notice of which shall be given in like manner as would be required in the case of a petition seeking an exception allowable pursuant to Section 4 of Chapter 40A of the General Laws of Massachusetts and acts amendatory

thereof, and determine that such use would not be detrimental to the dis­trict of the neighborhood by reason of interference with the general traffic flow, public safety, fire or explosion hazard. It shall be a requirement and condition in such special permit that the premises are to be maintained in neat, clean and orderly manner and condition.

(5)  Private garage providing space for no more than two vehicles.

(6) (a) Philanthropic use; or (b); or (c) hospital; or (d) sanatorium; or (e) stable for one or more horses or cows or both; provided however in each case of this paragraph (6) that after a public hearing, prior notice of the time and place of which hearing shall have been given by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Woburn once in each of two successive weeks, the first publication to be not less than twenty-one days before the day of the hearing and by sending notice thereof by mail, postage pre-paid to the petitioner and to the owners of real estate situated within 500 feet of the lot as they and their addresses appear on the most recent local tax list of the City of Woburn, and a copy to the Planning Board of the City, the City Council shall rule that the site, the building and use will not be such as to be detrimental to or injurious to the neighborhood.

(7) MOTEL. In Industrial Districts A-l, A-2, A-3, under application and in conformity with Section 13 hereof.

C. Notwithstanding   any   of   the   allowable   buildings,   structures   or uses or accessory buildings structures or uses mentioned in the provisions here preceding in this section, no building, structure, facility or use shall be permitted to be erected, altered, extended or used for any purpose injur­ious, noxious or reasonably offensive or detrimental to the neighborhood by reason of corrosive, toxic or noisome fumes, gas, excessive smoke or soot, ob­noxious dust, disagreeable odors, offensive and disturbing noises, vibration, extraordinary hazard of fire or explosion, or pollution of water ways; and no motor vehicle graveyard or junkyard or stripping of vehicles shall be per­mitted on the premises.

D. In all the Industrial Districts designated in Paragraph A of this section the following regulations as to buildings, structures, uses of build­ings and of land shall be applied except as otherwise provided by Section 4 or Section 5 hereof.

E. AS TO BUILDING HEIGHTS in the industrial districts named in Paragraph A of this section 6 - -

(1)    No building shall exceed three stories nor forty-five feet in height, except as otherwise provided in Paragraph (2) here next following.

(2)    Said limitations in height and feet shall apply to all farm dwellings

but shall not apply to other farm buildings or greenhouses, nor to chimneys, ventilators, skylights, tanks, bulkheads, penthouses, processing towers, or spires or steeples of churches or other buildings, provided however none of such features are in any way used for purposes of a dwell­ing and provided no such feature shall exceed fifty - five feet in height from the ground, other than chimneys, spires or steeples.

F. AS TO LOT AREAS AND LOT WIDTHS in industrial districts named  in   Paragraph  A   of   this   Section   6   -   -

(1) Each lot hereafter built upon shall contain not less than two (2) acres and be not less than two hundred (200) feet wide at the front street frontage, except as otherwise provided in Paragraph (2) here next following.

(2) The lot area and width requirements specified in Paragraph (1) here next preceding shall not apply to any lot containing less than two acres but containing 15,000 square feet or more area and having less than two hundred (200) feet frontage if such lot was lawfully laid out by plan or deed duly recorded prior to date of the adoption of this Zoning Ordinance or or amendment and such lot was not held in common ownership at the time of adoption of the requirements of this Paragraph F with that of adjoining land located in the same district. Each such lot shall be required to pro­vide an open yard space of not less than twenty-five feet in depth all along the front line and not less than twenty feet depth all along the property sidelines and not less than thirty feet depth all along the back line; provided, however, in appropriate cases by way of allowable exception on petition for exception from such yard areas otherwise applicable pursuant to the requirements of this Paragraph (2) the City Council shall first grant to the petitioner for such exception a special permit therefor in manner provided by Section 4 of Chapter 40A of the General Laws.

G. AS TO YARD SPACE REQUIREMENTS in industrial districts named in Paragraph A of this Section 6 - -

(1) Each lot hereafter built upon shall provide open yard space of not less than thirty-five feet depth all along the property sidelines and not less than fifty feet depth all along the rear lot line, except as to lots made the subject of Paragraph 2 of this Section 6 here next following.

(2) As to the lots made the subject of Paragraph (2) of Paragraph F of this Section 6 the open yard space shall be not less than twenty-five feet depth all along the front line, and not less than twenty feet depth all along the property sidelines and thirty feet depth all along the rear lot line, except as a special permit issued by the City Council as provided by Paragraph 2 of Paragraph F here preceding shall otherwise authorize.

(3) Any yard space of area required to be kept open and unbuilt upon on a lot may nevertheless, and except as provided in Paragraph (4) here next following if otherwise lawful be used as an accessory use for off-street auto­mobile parking, or for outdoor storage of neatly piled package articles, packaged supplies, or packaged materials, provided that such outdoor storage shall be effectively screened from view from the street by some substantial and neatly designed device such as latticework, masonry wall, or dense planting, and further provided, where such a lot abuts land residentially zoned a green strip not less than ten (10) feet wide on which is grown grass, bushes, flowers or trees shall be maintained and remain un­built upon, unpaved, and not parked upon all along each side and rear property line of the lot, to the extent that the lot abuts land residentially zoned.

(4) the open yardspace or area constituting the thirty-five feet of depth all along the front line or the twenty feet depth all along the front line as the case requires pursuant to the requirements of this paragraph G shall not be used for automobile parking or outdoor storage.

(5) Yardspace adequate for off street parking facilities as an accessory use of the premises of each lot shall be provided and in a manner not reasonable objectionable to the Building Inspector, having regard to the general traffic flow and public safety and fire hazard.

SECTION 7.   INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT B

A. Industrial District B for the uses and purposes stated in Paragraph B of this Section, buildings, structures, alterations and extensions thereof and uses of land or parts thereof, together with facilities and customary accessory buildings and structures and uses clearly incidental to the aforesaid and located on the same premises are permitted except as otherwise stated in Paragraph C of this Section. All other buildings, structures and uses are hereby expressly prohibited except as otherwise provided in Sections 4 and 5 hereof.

B.   (1) Buildings, structures, alterations and extensions and uses thereof and uses of land or parts thereof together with facilities and customary accessory buildings and structures and uses clearly incidental to the aforesaid and located on the same premises which are permitted in Industrial Districts A-l, A-2, A-3, A-4, A-5, A-6.

(2) Buildings, structures, alterations and extensions and uses thereof and uses of land or parts thereof together with facilities and customary accessory buildings and structures and uses clearly incidental to the afore­said and located on the same premises which are permitted in Residence District A or Residence District B.

(3) MOTEL. Industrial District B under the application of and in con­formity with Section 13 hereof.

C. Not withstanding any of the allowable buildings, structures or uses or accessory buildings, structures or uses mentioned in the provisions here preceding in this section, no building, structure, facility or use shall be permitted to be erected, altered, extended or used for any purpose injurious, noxious or reasonably offensive or detrimental to the neighborhood by rea­son of corrosive, toxic or noisome fumes, gas, excessive smoke or soot, obnoxious dust, disagreeable odors, offensive and disturbing noises, vibration, or pollution of water ways; and no motor vehicle graveyard or junk yard or stripping of vehicles shall be permitted on the premises.

D In Industrial District B the following regulations as to buildings, structures, uses of buildings and of land shall be applied except as otherwise provided by Section 4 or Section 5 hereof. (1)    AS TO BUILDING HEIGHTS in said Industrial District B,

(a) No building shall exceed two and one half stories nor thirty-five (35) feet in height.

(b) Said limitations in height and feet shall apply to all farm dwellings but shall not apply to other farm buildings or greenhouses, nor to chimneys, ventilators, skylights, tanks, bulkheads, penthouses, processing towers, eleva­tor shafts, and accessory structural features usually erected to a height./ greater than the main roofs of buildings, nor to domes, bell towers or spires or pylons or steeples of churches or other buildings, provided however

none of such accessory structural features are in any way used for purposes of a dwelling and provided no such feature shall exceed fifty-five feet in height from the ground other than chimneys, spires, pylons, or steeples.

E. AS TO LOT AREAS AND LOT WIDTHS in Industrial District B,

(1) No specific lot area shall be required.

(2) No specific lot width shall be required.

F. AS TO YARD SPACE REQUIREMENTS in Industrial B, none shall be required except that

(1) No part of a building except unroofed porches shall be built between the lines of intersecting streets and a line adjoining points on such lines seven feet distant from their point of intersection.

(2) No dwelling shall be built within twenty feet or a distance equal to fifteen percent of the depth of the lot, whichever is the less, from the front lot line nor from the rear lot line, nor within twelve feet from the lot side lines.

SECTION 8. DISTRICTS A-l,  A-2,  A-3, A-4

A. In Business District A-l, A-2, A-3 and A-4 for the uses and purposes stated in Paragraph B of this Section buildings, structures, alterations and extensions thereof and land or parts thereof together with facilities and customary accessory buildings and structures and uses clearly incidental to the aforesaid and located on the same premises are permitted except as otherwise stated in Paragraph C of this section. All other buildings, struc­tures and uses are hereby expressly prohibited except as otherwise provided

in Section 4 and 5 hereof. B. (1) Apartment Houses, subject to the limitations of Section 12 and provided a special permit is issued by the City Council therefor pursuant to and in compliance with the provisions of Section 12 hereinafter, and in conformity with Section 4 of Chapter 40A of the General Laws, and the apartment house or apartment houses within the permit comply with all the terms and provisions of the special permit issued.

(2) Garage or motor vehicle service station on an individual lot duly licensed for keeping, storing, dispensing and sale of gasoline and other motor vehicle fuels, oils and lubricants, motor vehicles and automotive accessories, and with facilities for repairing and servicing motor vehicles; provided if in each case the City Council shall grant to the applicant a special permit to make use of his land therefor and to erect and maintain buildings or other structures thereon for such purpose. Before granting such special permit the City Council shall hold public hearing thereon, notice of which shall be given in like manner as would be required in the case of a petition seeking an exception allowable pursuant to Section 4 of Chapter 40A of the General Laws of Massachusetts and act amendatory thereof, and determine that such use would not be detrimental to the district or the neighborhood by reason of interference with general traffic flow, public safety, fire or explosion hazard.

(3) Private garage providing space for no more than two cars as a use accessory to the principal use to which the particular lot is devoted.

(4)     Lumberyard and building materials;

(5)    Fuels;

(6)    Municipal use;

(7)     Fraternal organizations;

(8)    Places of amusement or assembly;

(9)    Business or professional office or bank or other financial business;

(10)   Restaurant or lunch or fountain service;

(11) Retail business, retail services, public utility facilities and equipment, which does not involve manufacture on the premises other than in instances where the manufacturer on the premises usually employs no more than four operators (inclusive of the proprietor) in the manufacturing on the premises and the major portion of his products produced on the premises

are for sale at retail by the manufacturer to the consumer. No building, structure other than usual for public utility or underground services for such purposes shall be erected, altered, placed or set in or upon any premises used for business purposes within twenty-five (25) feet of the street line. No occupancy for retail business shall be allowable unless there is provided a 3:1 parking ratio, and no loading platforms or receiving doors shall be located on the street side of any retail store premises.

(12) (a) Banking and other financial offices, (b) governmental services, (c) telephone and telegraph exchanges and other communication systems and facilities and offices, (d) churches or other places of worship, (e) parish house, (f) parsonage or rectory, (g) schools public or private, (i) passenger or freight stations.

(13) Accessory use customarily incident to any of the foregoing items enumerated in this Section 8.

(14) MOTEL, in the Business Districts A-l or A-2 provided a special permit is issued under the application of and in conformity with Section 13 hereof.

C. Notwithstanding any of the allowable buildings, structures or uses or accessory buildings, structures or uses mentioned in the provisions here preceding in this section, no building, structure, facility or use shall be permitted to be erected, altered, extended or used for any purpose injurious, noxious or reasonably offensive detrimental to the neighborhood by reason of corrosive, toxic or noisome fumes, gas, excessive smoke or soot, obnoxious dust, disagreeable odors, offensive and disturbing noises, vibration, or pollution of waterways; and no motor vehicle graveyard or junkyard or stripping of vehicles shall be permitted on the premises.

D. IN  BUSINESS  DISTRICTS  A-l,  A-2,  A-3,  A-4,  the  following regulations as to buildings, structures, uses of buildings and of land shall be applied except as otherwise provided by Section 4 or Section 5 hereof. (1)    AS TO BUILDING HEIGHTS in said business Districts A-l, A-2, A-3, A 4

(a) no building shall exceed two and one half stories nor thirty-five feet in height.

(b) no apartment house, except as otherwise provided in paragraph (b) of Section 12 hereof, shall be of greater height than two stories or twenty-four (24) feet from grade level to rafter plate and no living quarters or portion thereof shall be located below the highest finished grade of the grounds adjoining such building.

(c) said limitations of height or feet shall not apply to chimneys, ventila­tors, skylights, pylons, tanks, bulkheads, penthouses not used for dwelling purposes, elevator shafts and other customary accessory structural features usually erected to a height greater than main roofs of such buildings, nor to domes, bell towers or spires or steeples on churches or other buildings, provided none of such features are in any way used for purposes of living quarters.

E. AS TO LOT AREAS AND LOT WIDTHS in the Business Districts A-l, A-2, A-3, A-4, each lot hereafter created shall contain not less than fifteen thousand (15,000) square feet area and have not less than one hundred twenty five (125) feet width at the street frontage of the front of the lot.

F. (1) AS TO YARD SPACE REQUIREMENTS in the Business Districts A-l, A-2, A-3, A-4 on each lot hereafter built upon there shall be open front yard space of not less than twenty-five feet in depth for the full width of the lot, except that where business buildings lawfully existing or within one hundred feet on either side of the lot are already nearer to the street any new building may be set as near to the street as the average of the front yard depths of the front yards of such existing buildings. In the rear of every building or structure hereafter erected in these districts there shall be an open yard space unbuilt upon for the full width of the lot of not less than thirty-five feet depth. No building in these districts shall be hereafter built, altered, moved, reconstructed or extended so that any part thereof, including loading platforms covered or opened, but excluding eaves or steps shall be nearer than thirty-five feet from the rear line of the lot, nor nearer than twenty-five feet to the street except as aforesaid, nor nearer to the lot sideline than seven feet.

(2) Any yard space or area required to be kept open and unbuilt upon on such lot may nevertheless be used for off-street automobile parking, if otherwise lawful, except that a green strip not less than thirty (30) feet wide on which to grow grass, bushes, flowers or trees shall be maintained open and green, unbuilt or unpaved and not parked on, all along each side or rear property line of such a lot wherever it abuts land residentially zoned.

G. AS TO APARTMENT HOUSES, where permitted in these dis­tricts, the same shall be subject to compliance with the provisions of Section 12 hereof and the special permit granted.

SECTION 9.

BUSINESS DISTRICTS B-l, B-2, B-3, B-4, B-5, B-6, B-7

A. In Business Districts B-l, B-2, B-3, B-4, B-5, B-6, B-7 for the uses and purposes stated in Paragraph B of this Section, build­ings, structures, alterations and extensions thereof and land or parts thereof together with facilities and customary accessory buildings and structures and uses clearly incidential to the aforesaid and located on the same premises are permitted except as otherwise stated in Paragraph C of this Section. All other buildings, structures and uses are hereby expressly prohibited except as otherwise provided in Section 4 and Section 5 hereof.

B.(l) All buildings and uses which would be permitted in Business Districts A-l, A-2, A-3, A-4 under the application of and in conformity with the provisions of Section 8 hereof.

(2) Dwelling houses or lodging houses, which would be permitted in residence district B, provided the lot size and yard areas of the lot upon which located would conform to the lot size and yard areas presented for Residence District B, for such.

(3) MOTEL. In Business Districts B-l, B-6, B-7, under the application of and in conformity with Section 13 hereof.

C. Notwithstanding any of the allowable buildings, structures or uses or accessory buildings, structures or uses mentioned in the provisions here preceding in this section, no building, structure, facility or use shall be permitted to be erected, altered, extended or used for any purpose injurious, noxious or reasonably offensive or detrimental to the neighborhood by reason of corrosive, toxic or noisome fumes, gas, excessive smoke or soot, obnoxious dust, disagreeable odors, offensive and disturbing noises, vibration, extraord­inary hazard of fire or explosion, or pollution of water ways; and no motor vehicle graveyard or junkyard or stripping of vehicles shall be permitted on the premises.

D. In Business Districts B-l, B-2, B-3, B-4, B-5, B-6, B -7 the following regulations as to building, structures, uses of buildings and of land shall apply except as otherwise provided by Section 4 and Section 5 hereof. (1)  AS TO BUILDING HEIGHTS in said Business Districts B-l, B-2, B-3, B-4, B-5, B-6, B-7,

(a) no building shall exceed two and one half stories nor thirty-five feet in height.

(b) no apartment house, except as otherwise provided in paragraph (b) of Section 12 hereof, shall be of greater height than two stories or twenty-four feet from grade level to rafter place and no living quarters or portion thereof shall be located below the highest finished grade adjoining such building.

(c) said limitations as to height or feet shall not apply to chimneys, ventilators, skylights, pylons, tanks, bulkheads, penthouses not used for dwelling purposes, elevator shafts and other customary accessory structural features usually erected to a height greater than main roofs of such buildings, nor to domes, bell towers or spires or steeples of churches or other buildings, provided none of such features are in any way used for purposes of living quarters.

E. AS TO LOT AREAS AND WIDTHS in the Business Districts B-l, B-2, B-3, B-4, B-5, B-6, B-7

(1) No specific lot area shall be required.

(2) No specific lot width shall be required.

F. No part of a building except unroofed porches

(1) shall be built between the lines of intersecting streets and a line join­ing points on such lines seven feet distant from their point of intersection.

(2) No dwelling shall be built within twenty feet or a distance equal to fifteen percent of the depth of the lot, whichever is the less, from the rear lot line or from the front line, nor within twelve feet from the lot side lines.

(3) No building, structure, apparatus or appliance, for retail business or retail services, in said Business Districts of this Section, shall be erected, altered, placed or set in or upon any premises, used for business purposes, within ten (10) feet of the street line. No occupancy for retail business shall be allowable unless there is provided off-street parking in parking ratio which the Building Inspector shall find to be reasonably necessary to accommodate the patrons with due regard for preventing undue interfer­ence with free traffic flow and public safety.

 

SECTION 10.

RESIDENCE DISTRICT A AND RESIDENCE DISTRICT B

A. In Residence District A and Residence District B for the uses and purposes stated in Paragraph B of this section, buildings, structures, altera­tions and extensions thereof and land, or parts thereof, together with facilities and customary accessory buildings and structures and uses clearly incidental to the aforesaid and located on the same premises, are permitted except as otherwise stated in Paragraph C of this section. All other build­ings, structures and uses are hereby expressly prohibited except as otherwise provided in Sections 4 and 5 hereof.

B. (a) Churches and other places of worship, parsonage, rectory, parish house and facilities accessory or usually coordinated with such.

(b) Educational purposes and uses, public or private.

(c) Farming, gardening, horticultural, or floricultural pursuits, farm build­ings and greenhouses and other buildings incidental to or connected with said pursuits or any thereof, but excluding the raising of more than two swine at any one time on the premises, and also excluding the slaughtering of animals for commercial purposes.

(d) (1) Residence District A, one family dwellings or lodging house but excluding apartment houses, two family dwellings and three family dwell­ings, and also excluding trailer or mobile homes. (2) In Residence District B, one family or two family dwellings, or lodging house but excluding apartment houses and three family dwellings, and also excluding trailer or mobile homes.

(e) Clubhouse, except one the chief use of which is for a service customarily carried on as a business. The term clubhouse is intended to include grounds

and buildings under the control and operated for civic, social and recrea­tional use and generally the activities of fraternal or brotherhood and religious societies and other charitable organizations falling within the classification of non-profit charitable corporations or societies organized for purposes enumerated in Section 2 of Chapter 180 of the General Laws.

(f)  Telephone or other communications exchange.

(g) Accessory use or buildings incident to the primary use of the land or building on the same lot.

3  (h) Garage or motor vehicle service stations on an individual lot, duly licensed for the keeping, storing, and sale of gasoline and other motor vehicle fuels, oils and lubricants and motor vehicles but in no case with facilities for more than minor repairs and adjustments; provided in each case the City Council shall grant to the applicant a special permit to make use of his land therefor and to erect and maintain suitable buildings or other structures thereon for such purpose. Before granting such special permit the City Council shall hold public hearing thereon, notice of which shall be given ill like manner as would be required in the case of a petition seeking an exception allowable pursuant to Section 4 of Chapter 40A of the General Laws of Massachusetts and Acts amendatory thereof, and determines that such use would not be detrimental to the district or the neighborhood by reason of interference with the general traffic flow, public safety, fire or explosion hazard. It shall be a requirement and condition in such special permit that the premises are to be maintained in neat, clean and orderly manner and condition and the lighting thereof so handled as not to be rea­sonably objectionable to the immediate surrounding area, and the station or garage remain closed between the hours of ten o'clock in the evening and seven o'clock of the following morning.

(i) Private garage providing space for no more than two vehicles as incidental to the dwelling purposes for which the lot on which it is located is used.

(j) Hospital, sanitarium, philanthropic, rest home, convalescent or nursing home, (but not including a correctional institution or place of detention, or, if conducted for profit, a place for care of insane, feeble minded, epileptic, drug or liquor patients) provided all buildings are not less than thirty (30) feet from side lines.

(k) Customary home occupation conducted in a dwelling or building accessory thereto by a person living and maintaining a home on the premises, such as professional office, lodginghouse, home cooking, tutoring, kindergarten day school or handicraftwork (but not including a barber shop, beauty parlor, gift shop, restaurant or lunchroom; provided that: —

(1) such are clearly incidental and secondary to the prime use of the premises for residential purposes;

(2) not more than two persons other than residents of the premises are regularly and principally employed thereon in connection with such use.

(3) no offensive noise, vibration, smoke, dust, odors, heat or glare is produced.

(4) there is no exterior display and no exterior sign or interior sign visible from the street, pertaining to such use except a nameplate not exceeding one square foot in area indicating the professional occupation of a doctor, dentist, accountant, engineer, lawyer or the like.

C. Notwithstanding any of the allowable buildings, structures or uses or accessory buildings, structures or uses mentioned in the provisions here preceding in this section, no building, structure, facility or use shall be permitted to be erected, altered, extended or used for any purpose injurious, noxious or reasonably offensive or detrimental to the neighborhood by reason of corrosive, toxic or noisome fumes, gas, excessive smoke or soot, obnoxious dust, disagreeable odors, offensive and disturbing noises, vibration, extraordinary hazard of fire or explosion or pollution of water ways; and no motor vehicle graveyard or junk yard or stripping of vehicles shall be permitted on the premises.

D. In Residence District A and Residence District B the following regulation structures, uses of buildings and of land shall apply except as otherwise provided by Section 4 or Section 5 hereof.

(1) (a) As to street setbacks in RESIDENCE DISTRICT A, no part of building except unroofed porches shall be built within twenty-five (25) feet of the street line, provided however, no building need set back more than twenty-five percent of the depth of the lot, nor more than the average of the set backs of the buildings on the lots next thereto on each side, a vacant lot or a lot already occupied by a building set back more than twenty-five feet being counted as though occupied by a building set back twenty-five feet.

(b) As to street set backs in RESIDENCE DISTRICT B, no part of a building except unroofed porches shall be built within twenty-five feet of the street line, provided however that no building need set back more than fifteen percent of the depth of the lot nor more than the average of the set backs of the buildings on the buildings on the lots next thereto on each side, a vacant lot or a lot occupied by a building set back more than twenty-five feet being counted as though occupied by a building set back twenty-five feet.

(c) As to set back from rear lot line in both Residence District A and Res­idence District B no dwelling shall be built within thirty feet or a distance equal to thirty percent of the depth of the lot whichever is less from the rear lot line; and no other building except an accessory building shall be built within fifteen feet or a distance equal to fifteen percent of the depth of the lot line whichever is the less from the rear lot line.

(d) As to set back from lot side line in both Residence District A and Residence District B no building shall be built with its sidewall, except a party wall, within twelve feet of the lot side line nor within fourteen feet of any other building on the same lot unless contiguous thereto. There shall be an open side yard on the side of each building.

(e)  In Residence District B if the lot is hereafter built upon for a two family dwelling the set back from each side line shall be twenty feet in­stead of twelve feet, and the set back from the rear line of the lot shall be forty feet.

(2) AS TO LOT AREAS AND LOT WIDTHS - -

(a) In Residence District A no principal building for a permitted use shall hereafter be erected on a lot containing less than 15,000 square feet and having 125 feet street frontage except as may be allowable in appropriate cases by application of the provision of Section 4 and 5 hereof or as may be allowable pursuant to the application of the pertinent provisions of Section 5A of Chapter 40A of the General Laws as amended.

(b) In Residence District B no principal building for a permitted use shall hereafter be erected on a lot containing less than 12,000 square feet nor having less than 100 feet frontage on the street on which it fronts, except as may be allowable by application in appropriate cases of the provisions of Section 4 and Section 5 hereof or as may be allowable pursuant to the application of the pertinent provisions of Section 5A of Chapter 40A of the General Laws, or as may be permitted otherwise by the City Council by special petition for an exception, having regard to the frontages and lot size already existing of the lots built upon three hundred feet either direction on the same street from the particular lot at the time of adoption of this zoning ordinance or its amendment, and processed in like manner as a petition for exception under the provisions of Section 4 of Chapter 40A of the General Laws. (3) AS TO BUILDING HEIGHTS

(a) In Residence District A and in Residence District B no building shall exceed thirty-five feet or two and one-half stories in height unless it sets back from each street and lot line ten feet in addition to the requirements in this paragraph (a) one foot for each foot of excess height.

(b) No building shall exceed forty-five feet or three stories in height, pro­vided, however, any dwelling existing at the time of the adoption of this Ordinance may be altered to accommodate not more than two families.

(c) The term- "half-story" in this Section shall mean a story with a sloping roof, the area of which, parallel with the floor, at a height of four feet does not exceed two-thirds of the floor area of the story immediately below it which does not contain an independent apartment.

(d) Said limitations of height or feet shall not apply to chimneys, ventilators, skylights, pylons, tanks, bulkheads, penthouses not used for dwelling pur­poses, elevator shafts and other customary accessory structural features usually erected to a height greater than main roofs of such buildings, nor to domes, bell towers or spires or steeples of churches or other buildings, provided none of such features are in any way used for purposes of living quarters.

SECTION 11 - -  FULFILLMENT OF LOT AREAS AND

WIDTHS AND SUBDIVISIONS OF LOTS

A.   In determining the fulfillment of the minimum area and minimum width of lot required in any zoning district, there shall not be included any land within the limits of a street upon which such lot abuts, even if the fee to such street is in the owner of the lot; except that when a corner lot at its street corner is bounded in part by a curved line not more than seventy-five (75) feet in length connecting other lines bounding such lot which if extended would intersect, the area and width required in such lot shall be computed as if such potentially intersecting lines were so extended; but if any one boundary of a lot is a curved line more than seventy-five (75) feet in length, the minimum area and minimum width required in such lot by the zoning ordinance shall be determined entirely within the lines bound­ing such lot including any such curved line.

B.      No lot upon which is then located any building, or with respect to which   a permit has been issued and is then outstanding for the erection of any building, shall be divided or reduced in area in any manner unless said lot shall thereafter fulfill the lot area, lot width and yard space requirements of this ordinance. If land be sub-divided, conveyed, devised or otherwise transferred in violation hereof, no building permit or other permit shall be issued with reference to any of the land so transferred or to the lot (s) retained until all of such land lots meet the requirements of this zoning ordinance. Any land taken by eminent domain or conveyed for a public purpose for which the land could have been or was taken by eminent domain shall not be deemed to be transferred in violation of the provisions hereof.

SECTION  12    APARTMENT HOUSES

(a) No building hereafter built as an apartment house, and no existing building hereafter altered for conversion into an apartment house shall be allowed or constitute a permitted building or use of the building or the land, except in Business Districts B-1, B-6, B-7 and Business District A-1, or A-2. No building hereafter built as an apartment house or existing building hereafter altered for conversion into an apartment house in said Districts B-1, B-6, B-7 or Business Districts A-1, or A-2 shall a permitted building or permitted use of land therein without special permit therefor being first issued by the City Council pursuant to and in conformity with Section 4 of Chapter 40A of the General Laws and Acts in amendment thereof. If the City Council upon application for such a special permit shall find and determine that such building and its use as an apartment house, including the site, location on the site, plans and building and architectural design are such as to constitute a desirable development in and will not be detrimental to the neighborhood by reason of density of population or traffic flow, public safety or fire hazard and will be subject to the conditions that no such building shall be of greater height except as otherwise allowed by Paragraph (b) here following, than two stories or twenty-four (24) feet from grade level to rafter plate and no living quarters or portion thereof shall be located below the highest finished grade of the grounds adjoining the building and will contain not less than four nor more than twenty dwelling units, yard areas will comply at least with what would be required as if the building constituted a single family dwelling house in Residence District A, hereof; and there will be parking space for automobiles provided on the lot which shall be in ratio of 400 square feet for each dwelling unit and in addition thereto ready and free approach and exit thereto and therefrom, and shall be connected with a sanitary sewer, and will comply with such other conditions and restrictions as the City Council may prescribe as reasonably necessary to carry out the intent and the purpose of this zoning ordinance, the City Council may in appropriate cases grant to the applicant ,a special permit for a particular apartment house pursuant to the provisions of and in the manner provided by Section 4 of the aforesaid Chapter 40A of the General Laws and Acts amendatory thereof.

(b) Notwithstanding the limitation of height designated in Paragraph (a) here preceding chimneys, ventilator and elevator housing, bulkheads and parapets, and other usual accessory structural features extending above said twenty-four (24) feet usually erected above the main roof shall be allowable to reasonable extent.

SECTION 13    MOTELS - -

(a) No building hereafter built as a motel and no existing building hereafter altered for conversion into a motel shall be allowed or constitute a permitted building or use of the building or the land except in Business Districts B-l, B-6, B-7, and Business Districts A-l, or A-2; and Industrial Districts' A-l, A-2, A-3.

(b) No building hereafter built or existing building hereafter altered for conversion into a motel in said Districts B-l, B-6, B-7 and Business District A-l or A-2 or Industrial Districts A-l, A-2, A-3 shall be a permitted building or permitted use of land therein without a special permit therefor being first issued by the City Council pursuant to and in conformity with Section 4 or Chapter 40A of the General Laws and Acts in amendment thereof.

(c) If the City Council, upon application for such a special permit, shall find and determine that such building and its use as a motel, including the site, location on the site, plans and building and architectural design are such as to constitute a desirable development in and will not be detrimen­tal to the neighborhood by reason of population or traffic flow, public safety or fire hazard; and will be subject to the conditions that no such building will be of greater height, except as otherwise allowed by Paragraph (b) here following, than two stories or twenty-four (24) feet from grade level to rafter plate and no living quarters or portions thereof shall be located below the highest finished grade adjoining the building; and will contain not less than 32 nor more than 96 motel room units; and the yard areas will be such as at least to comply with what would be required as if the building con­stituted a two family dwelling house in Residence District B hereof; and there will be parking space for automobiles provided on the lot which shall be in ratio of 400 square feet for each motel room unit and in addition thereto ready and free approach and exit thereto and therefrom; and will be con­nected with adequate sanitary sewer; and will comply with such other conditions and restrictions as the City Council may prescribe as reasonably necessary to carry out the intent and the purposes of this Zoning Ordinance, the City Council may in appropriate cases grant to the applicant a special permit for the particular motel pursuant to the provisions of and in the manner provided by Section 4 of the aforesaid Chapter 40A of the General Laws and Acts amendatory thereof.

SECTION 14

Signs and advertising devices erected or maintained on premises subject to this Zoning Ordinance shall be subject to compliance with the provisions of the sections of Chapter 93 of the General Laws of Massachu­setts relating to Bill Boards and advertising devices so far as applicable and shall also be subject to compliance with the Ordinances of the City of

Woburn relating to signs and advertising devices from time to time in force

and effect and so far as applicable.

SECTION 15: — EARTH MATERIAL REMOVAL

A.    (a) The removal of loam, soil, clay, sand, borrow, gravel, stone or any earth product, earth constituents or earth material from any land in the City of Woburn not in public use is hereby prohibited except such removal as may be permitted in any zoning district by such permit as the Woburn City Council by vote may direct the Building Inspector to issue, and except such removal as is permitted by Paragraph C of this section.

(b) Written application for each such permit or renewal thereof shall be made to the Woburn City Council, and no such permit or renewal thereof, shall be issued without such application, and a public hearing thereon before the City Council, with due notice given.

(c) Each such application shall include a diagram to scale of the area concerned, showing the boundaries of the whole of the property for any part of which such a permit is sought, the existing and proposed ground elevations in the land proposed to be excavated, the means of storm water drainage of such excavation and the site lines of the existing public and private ways nearest the property for which such permit is sought. In addition, the boundary lines shall be properly marked on the site in a suitable manner for viewing by the Building Inspector.

(d) Notice of each such public hearing shall be given at the expense of the applicant once in each of two successive weeks, the first publication being not less than twenty-one days before the day of such hearing in a news­paper published in or of general circulation in Woburn.

B. Each copy of any earth materials removal permit voted by the City Council shall state all of the conditions imposed, if any, including but not limited to the following limitations of such removal as to:

(a)          Extent of time.

(b)    Area and depth of excavation. •(c)    Steepness of slopes excavated.

(d)    Distance between edge of excavation and neighboring properties or ways.

(e)    Temporary or permanent drainage.

(f)    Posting of security bond.

(g)    The replacement of not less than six inches of top-soil over the whole of any area from which earth materials are removed where the location of such removal is afterward to become a residential subdivision, or—

(h)    In the case of continuing sand, or gravel pit operations in one gen­eral locus, re-covering the finished cut banks with a minimum of four inches of top-soil.

A copy of the City Council vote on each application, whether for issuance or for denial thereof, shall be mailed by the City Clerk to the parties in interest, and the Building Inspector, not later than five business days after the date of such City Council vote.

C. This regulation shall be deemed not to prohibit the removal of such loam, soil, clay, sand, gravel or stone as may be required to be ex­cavated for the purpose of constructing foundations for building or other allowable structures for which building permits have been issued, or for the purpose of constructing utilities or other engineering works for public service. Nor shall this regulation be deemed to prohibit the transferal of loam, soil, clay, sand, gravel, or stone from one part of a lot, tract or parcel of land to another part of the same lot, tract or parcel of land in the same ownership.

D. Any person violating any of the provisions of this Section 15 shall be fined not more than Five Hundred ($500.00) nor less than Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) for each offense. Each day that willful violation con­tinues shall constitute a separate offense.

SECTION 16

BOARD OF APPEALS, ITS POWERS AND DUTIES

A. There shall be a Board of Appeals of three members and not more than two Associate members, which shall have and exercise all the powers provided under G. L. Chapter 40A as amended, and which shall hear and decide all matters concerning which jurisdiction may be exercised pursuant to statute. The Board of Appeals members and Associate members shall be appointed in the manner provided by statute.

B. On each appeal arising under the Woburn Zoning Ordinance, the

Board of Appeals shall hold a public hearing of which notice shall be given by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in Woburn once in each of two successive weeks, the first publication to be not less than twenty-one days before the day of such hearing. The Board shall also send notice by mail, postage prepaid, to the petitioner, and to the owners of other lands lying within two hundred foot radius of the land described in the petition as they appear on the most recent local tax list. At the hearing any party whether entitled to notice thereof or not may appear in person, or by agent or by attorney.

SECTION 17:   ZONING AMENDMENTS

A. The Planning Board on its own initiative, or on petition, shall hold a public hearing on any written proposal to amend the Zoning Ordin­ance or the zoning map and shall report its recommendations thereon to the City Council.

B. Each Zoning map amendment proposal shall be in writing and shall explicitly state the nature, extent and location of the map change proposed and shall be accompanied by:

(a)    Three blackline prints of a diagram to scale showing and stating clearly the dimensions in feet of the land area proposed to be changed as to zone.

(b)    Also a sketch or other explicit identification of the location of such land in relation to the majority of the rest of the city.

C. Notice of the aforesaid public hearing on a zoning amendment shall be given by publication by the Planning Board in a newspaper published in or of general circulation in Woburn once in each of two successive weeks, the first publication to be not less than twenty-one days before the day of such hearing and by mailing copies of such notice as published to the oc­cupants and property owners of all the property within two hundred and fifty feet distance from the boundaries of the area proposed to be changed, also to such parties as the Planning Board may deem interested, at the address for such occupants, property owners and parties in the most recent Woburn real estate tax records.

SECTION  18:   ENFORCEMENT

A. The Woburn Zoning Ordinance shall be enforced by the Woburn Building Inspector. The Building Inspector upon being informed in writing of a possible violation of this ordinance, or on his own initiative, shall make or cause to be made an investigation of facts and an inspection of the premises where such violation may exist. The Building Inspector on evidence of any violation, after investigation and inspection, shall give written notice of such violation to the owner and to the occupant of such premises, and the Building Inspector shall demand in such notice that such violation be abated within such reasonable time as may be designated therein by the Building Inspector. Such notice and demand if mailed shall be certified or registered and addressed to the owner at the address appearing for him on the most recent real estate tax records of Woburn, and to the occupant at the address of the premises of such seeming violation.

B. If, after such notice and demand, such violation has not been abated within ten days, the Building Inspector shall institute appropriate action or proceedings in the name of the City of Woburn to prevent, correct, restrain or abate any violation of this ordinance.

C. No building shall be erected, altered or moved in Woburn without a written permit issued by the Building Inspector. Such permits shall be ap­plied for in writing to the Building Inspector, and he shall not approve any application for a building permit unless the plans for such building and the intended use thereof in all respects fulfill the provisions of this ordinance.

D. Each application for a permit to build, alter, or move a building shall be accompanied by a plot plan duplicate drawn to scale showing and stating the dimensions in feet of the lot on which such building is proposed to be erected, altered or moved, also the location and ground coverage dimensions of any building already existing upon such lot, and the location thereon and ground coverage dimensions on such lot of any building or structure proposed to be erected or moved onto it. Such plot plan shall also show each street, alley or right-of-way on or adjacent to the lot in question. One copy of each such application and plot plan shall be kept on file in the office of the Building Inspector.

SECTION 19:   CONFLICT OF LAWS

A. The invalidity of any section or provision of this ordinance shall not invalidate any other section or provision thereof.

B. Chapter XXVIII of the Revised Ordinances of 1934 and all amend­ments thereto are hereby revoked.


CERTIFICATE

1, as City Clerk of the City of Woburn, hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy from the official record of the Zoning Ordinance initially ordained by the City Council of the City of Woburn, Massachusetts July 6, 1961, and approved by the Mayor of said City on July 10, 1961, and effective July 10, 1961 as it has been altered since by amendment duly adopted by the City Council of said City by the affirmative vote of seven of its nine members on August 9, 1962 and approved by the Mayor of said City on August 20, 1962 and effective on August 20, 1962. I further certify no written protest specified and provided by section 7 of chapter 40A of the General Laws of Massachusetts was filed with the City Clerk of said City. I further certify that, excepting for the aforesaid amendment, no other or further amendment to said Zoning Ordinance appears of record as having been adopted prior to the date of this certificate.

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