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Full Question: In public forums leading up the rezoning of Hartwell Avenue at 2021 ATM, it was stated by Town officials that an article was planned for 2022 ATM to address residential development on Hartwell Avenue Is this still the plan, and is progress being made toward this goal?
Answer: The statement in question was part of a presentation which envisioned a commercial zoning proposal in 2021 followed by consideration of a housing proposal in 2022. The rejection of Article 45 by Town Meeting in 2021 forced reconsideration of the timeline.
At this point Town staff and the Planning Board are discussing multiple commercial and residential zoning initiatives in parallel, both for the Hartwell Avenue area and elsewhere. The Planning Board will decide in December which to bring forward to the 2022 Annual Town Meeting.