Town Planner Gary Crosby was my guest on the 28 September edition of Portsmouth this Week. He discussed why we have Zoning and how it is used to regulate the use of land in Town. He also described the Town organizations involved in such regulation and the key documents - The Zoning Ordinance and the Zoning Map - that define acceptable land use. He noted that the State requires that the Zoning Ordinance and Map must be compatible with the Town's Comprehensive Plan and he is currently beginning the process for a major update of Portsmouth's Comprehensive Plan. Mr. Crosby will be back on the show soon with more information about the Zoning process, to include Variances, Special Permits, Planned Unit Developments, and other exceptions to current Zoning regulations.
John Klimm was my second guest, providing a quick update on significant Portsmouth events and then discussing my favorite topic, Portsmouth's 375th Anniversary celebration next year. We both addressed the need for more citizen involvement in the planning for events next year. Details of current planning for the 375th can be found on the 375th Steering Committee's website www.portsmouthri375.com
Portsmouth this Week is a weekly public information show, sponsored by Town Administrator John Klimm, that airs on Public Access TV (Cox Channel 18) on Wednesday evenings at 7:30. This show can be viewed by clicking on the video link above or from links on the Town website www.portsmouthri.com or the PEDC website www.portsmouthriedc.com