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The Planning Board’s report on the Growth Management Zoning Petition recommends immediate adoption of six of the petition’s points but
also proposes lengthy study of key parts of the petition that would put the issue of growth management on the back burner.

The report is the result of a three-month review by the Board, the Community Development Department and a team of consultants and is expected to be the starting point for the City Council’s discussion of the petition this month.

The Board recommends that the City Council adopt six zoning changes, modified from the Growth Management Petition.

The Board recommends lengthy, two to three-year, study of general reductions in allowable building size (FAR) and height needed to manage growth and control increases in traffic congestion and other spillovers.

The Board urges early reconsideration, after disapproval, of six other provisions

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