SummaryThe City's Zoning Ordinance and Map are tools for land-use planning. Each zone and overlay classification guides the physical development of the city through a set of requirements set forth in the City of Worcester's Zoning Ordinance as amended. The exception includes Local Historic Districts, which are not Zoning Overlay Districts, but are land use regulations regulated by the City's General Revised Ordinance. As part of the planning data layers, the zoning overlay districts map layer is an integral part of the City of Worcester Geographic Information System. Planning data layers are accessed by personnel in most City departments for basic applications such as viewing, querying, and map output production. More advanced user applications may focus on planning analysis, spatial analysis, presentation output, and review of proposed development. This feature class combines the previously separate Mixed Use Districts and Overlay Districts, with the addition of Local Historic Districts.DescriptionThis map data layer represents the zoning overlay districts for the City of Worcester, Massachusetts as defined by the Zoning Ordinance, Article III, as amended. OVERLAY DISTRICTS: MU: Mixed Use Development FP: Floodplain AE: Airport Environs WR: Water Resources Protection AOD: Arts Overlay District AROD: Adaptive Re-use Overlay District SPOD: Shrewsbury Street Parking Overlay District BCPOD: Blackstone Canal Parking Overlay District CPOD: Chandler Street Parking Overlay District GPOD: Grafton Street Parking Overlay District QPOD: Quinsigamond Village Parking Overlay District DSOD: Downtown/Blackstone Canal Sign Overlay District BSOD: Blackstone River Parkway Sign Overlay District USOD: Union Station View Corridor Sign Overlay District LOCAL HISTORIC DISTRICTS: LHD: Local Historic District (Massachusetts Avenue or Montvale)

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  • Overlay District ID
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  • Name
    {"value"=>"Water Resources Protection Overlay District (GP-3)", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"Water Resources Protection Overlay District (GP-2)", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"Union Station Sign Overlay District", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"Montvale Local Historic District", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"Massachusetts Avenue Local Historic District", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"Downtown/Blackstone Canal Sign Overlay District", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"Crown Hill Local Historic District", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"CCOD Shrewsbury Street Subarea", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"CCOD Elsewhere", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"CCOD Downtown Subarea", "count"=>1} ()
  • Overlay District Type
    {"value"=>"CCOD", "count"=>4} (), {"value"=>"SOD", "count"=>3} (), {"value"=>"LHD", "count"=>3} (), {"value"=>"WR", "count"=>2} (), {"value"=>"AR", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"AE", "count"=>1} ()
  • Overlay District Subtype
    {"value"=>"WR(GP-3)", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"WR(GP-2)", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"USOD", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"LHD - Montvale", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"LHD - Mass Ave", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"LHD - Crown Hill", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"DSOD", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"CCOD-S", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"CCOD-E", "count"=>1} (), {"value"=>"CCOD-D", "count"=>1} ()
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  • By on September 16, 2014
  • Updated about 2 months ago

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