Zoning

Hollow arguments.

At the meeting, there are a number of other documents that have been submitted by attorney’s for each side. I’ll try to post those soon.   This evening, at 6:30pm there will be a site visit to the parking lot of the Hollow Fields BNRC preserve followed by a meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). A few of the neighbors ( Jeffrey and Linda Caligari, Jeffrey and Jennifer Morse, and Ira and Jami Grossman) regarding the use of land by the Berkshire Natural Resources, Inc. off of Perry’s Peak Road.) on Perry’s Peak Road are appealing a decision …

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Passing Along some Gifts from Richmond’s Past

For me, the absolutely best part of this 01254.org project has been the privilege of getting to know more and more great people around town. And, of course, the gift packages full of treasures arriving via mail, email, texts, and special hand delivery. All of this experience is a mixture of archeology, cultural anthropology, history, exploration and fun. For example, among the ‘treasures of antiquity’ which I have been gifted is a 45 rpm record produced by Lon O. Nordeen in 1974 which I recently digitized. Lon Nordeen was one of the earliest advocates for cleaning up the Housatonic River …

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Piggeries and Peculiar Lost Zoning Particulars.

With all the recent activity generated by the controversial auction of lots in Richmond Shores, I became curious about some particulars of zoning dimensional requirements. Gloria Morse and Holly Stover were also asking questions about when certain changes in zoning occurred, as they work on the upcoming Richmond Pond book. But, no good, accessible resource for all of Richmond’s zoning chronology exists. Or, at least until I started putting one together… I spoke briefly with the current zoning czar (aka Chairman of the Planning Board) John Hanson, and learned that even though he’s been on the planning board for 40 …

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