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Letter to Editor: Portsmouth's Zoning Process Deters New Business Growth

Keith Humphreys says the zoning process in Portsmouth prevents business growth. Do you agree?

Keith Humphreys, a 10 year member of the , is asking town officials to take a closer look at the town's zoning process. 

According to a letter, published as a pdf at right, Humphreys believes the town's zoning process deters new business growth.

The process length, duration of Zoning Board meetings and, according to Humphreys, a lack of quorum on the Zoning Board all contribute to this detterance. 

"One meeting per month, lengthy agendas and unjustified demands have caused excessive delay and financial burden to the applicant," he writes. 

To read more of this letter, see the pdf at right. 

albert October 02, 2011 at 11:42 PM
It is likely that the zoning ordinances that have been passed are a reflection of the wishes of the town council and the people that they represent.
TEELAM November 23, 2011 at 05:01 PM
Although there have been some "band-aid" fixes over the past 10 years, the last "comprehensive" look at the town Zoning Ordnance was back in 1994, I believe. I am not sure it is a reflection of the wants of our citizens in 2011.

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