Say NO to Articles 24 & 25. Say YES to Amherst neighborhoods.
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Say NO to Articles 24 & 25
Say YES to Amherst neighborhoods.
We, the undersigned residents of Amherst, support the Master Plan mandate to:
“Maintain existing community character, encourage vitality in downtown and village centers…. a focus for the community’s economic life, cultural vigor and social activity, and promote an ethic of sustainable environmental and energy practices.”
We believe that such a vision first requires attention to fundamental planning issues of :
- improving infrastructure, traffic flow and services
- revitalizing the North Amherst civic core
- addressing unprotected resources and environmental challenges
- adopting and enforcing general bylaws to address student housing issues
The planning board has been unable to provide the potential number of new residents or the impact on traffic, conservation areas, and public services that the new zoning would allow.
The finance board has taken a position of No Recommendation voting 4-2 that it was impossible to know whether there would be a net gain for the Town under the new zoning.
Please sign this petition to protect the character and future of North Amherst Village and the Town of Amherst.
North Amherst Village Improvement Society
Existing Zoning for North Amherst