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RICHMOND â€” Shannock Village is the townâ€™s new zoning district. After years of discussion and planning, the town council approved Shannock Village as a mixed-use zone at Tuesday nightâ€™s meeting.
Town Planner Denise Stetson said that the planning board had been listening to Shannock residentsâ€™ ideas for the district since 2008.
â€śWe had a lot of meetings with residents and people there, and we talked about the boundaries and we had a lot of input. In 2008 was the first meeting with residents and we met with them several times over the years to get to this point,â€ť she said. â€śWe had a lot of input from residents. Theyâ€™re the ones that went over the use codes, defined the boundaries. The residents had a tremendous amount of input,â€ť she said.
Stetson said that new guidelines were written for the Shannock District that will help keep its historic feel and are available on the townâ€™s web site.
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