Friday's edition of Portsmouth this Week, "The Voice of Portsmouth Town Hall", features a second interview with Town Planner Gary Crosby about the Zoning process and especially the process for adjudicating exceptions to the Zoning Ordinance. The current Porstmouth Zoning Ordinance underwent a complete rewrite in 1980. This established tables for defining land use and space requirements, such as minimum lot size, setbacks, etc. There are a variety of reasons that a land owner might need permission to depart from the requirements of the Zoning Ordinance. Crosby explained the processes that are available for getting such permission, which includes Variances, Special Use Permits and Planned Unit Developments.
Portsmouth this Week is a weekly television program on local Town affairs, sponsored by Town Administrator John Klimm and produced by volunteers. The show airs weekly on Wednesday's at 7:30 PM on RI PEG TV (Cox channel 18) and is available anytime by clicking on the video link above.