Zoning Districts Information

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2-A Establishment of Districts, Types of Districts and Order of Restriction

The Town of Walpole shall be divided into three types of zoning districts, including eleven separate zoning districts listed in their order of restrictiveness beginning with the most restrictive, as follows:

Type 1 - Special Purpose Districts

  • WP - Water Protection
  • FP - Flood Plain District
  • PSRC - Park, School, Recreation and Conservation District

Type 2 - Residential Districts

  • R - Rural Resident Districts: The primary purpose of this district is to provide an area for agriculture, open space and low density, single family residential land use.
  • RA - Residence A District: The primary purpose of this district is to provide an area for medium low density, single family residential land use.
  • RB - Residence B District: The primary purpose of this district is to provide an area for medium density, single family residential land use.
  • GR - General Residence District: The purpose of this district is to provide an area for low density, single and multifamily residential land use, public, semi-public, institutional and recreational uses and professional offices compatible with low density, residential land uses, and to provide a transition area between single family residential and commercial or industrial land uses.

Type 3 - Non-Residence Districts

  • B - Business District: The purpose of this district is to accommodate a wide range of retail, office and service uses.
  • CBD - Central Business District: The purpose of this district is to provide for a center of business activity accessible by pedestrian travel, to provide a center for municipal and cultural activities and to act as a landmark and symbol of the Town.
  • LM - Limited Manufacturing District: The purpose of this district is to provide an area for low density wholesale and unobtrusive manufacturing uses.
  • IND - Industrial District: The purpose of this district is to provide an area for general manufacturing and wholesale uses.

Copies of the current Zoning By-Laws may be purchased at the office of the Town Clerk,or Planning Board for a $20.00 fee.