Periodically, our Site Plan Review Regulations are updated and revised, and prior to adopting them, the Planning Board must hold a public hearing. The current site plan regulations can be found here. Keep in mind that these regulations apply only to non-residential and multi-family dwelling units other than one or two family dwellings.
My only comments are firstly, some of the changes could be used as ammunition to reinforce the perception that we are not a business friendly community. As we try to market our town, we need to be open to new concepts and building styles.
Secondly, there is some subjectivity to the definition of " bright colors." Bright colors can be defined as " bold" or "vivid." "Bold" barn red on a number of buildings on Whittier Highway, or the "vivid" green on the Middle Neck School come to mind as subjective interpretations.
Following are the amendments being proposed.