The City of Dover is considering expanding its form based/context sensitive zoning currently in place in the Central Business District, onto the major gateways that feed into the City’s urban core. The goal of the project is to ensure that these gateways support and nurture the downtown and provide opportunities for robust growth and a mixture of uses.
The following gateways will be studied:
o Portland Avenue: East from Chapel Street to the Rollinsford town line (A on map)
o Broadway: East from Ham Street to the Rollinsford town line (B on map)
o Central Avenue South Section: North from Ham Street towards Abbey Sawyer Memorial Highway (C on map)
o Sixth Street: West from Grove Street towards Hillside Drive (D on map)
o Silver Street: East from Exit 8 off the Spaulding Turnpike to Central Avenue (E on map)
o Central Avenue South Section: North from the intersection with Birchwood Place towards Silver Street (F on map)
The end result of the project – a new zoning framework for the subject gateways – must reflect the values, concerns, and aspirations of Dover’s residents, business owners, and property owners. Therefore, community involvement in this process is key.
In addition to a series of design charrettes planned to be held in February 2013, and a series of public hearings to consider and discuss any new proposed regulations, we are seeking the public’s input through the brief survey you are about to complete. The responses will be collected, analyzed, and presented to the Planning Board together with any draft regulations. We thank you very much for your time and effort - your input is greatly appreciated!
If you have any questions about this project, please contact Tim Corwin, Assistant City Planner, by phone at (603) 516-6008 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.