Accessory Dwelling Unit Study Committee

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The Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Study Committee was formed by Annual Town Meeting 2021 to review the merits of amending the provisions of the Zoning By-Law to allow detached accessory dwelling units and/or to amend any other provisions of the Zoning By-Law reasonably related to the creation of accessory dwelling units (either attached or detached). The Committee is charged with submission of a written report to the Planning Board setting forth whether the committee recommends in favor of an such amendment(s) and the reasons for recommendations. If any amendments are recommended, the Committee shall include in its report its proposed changes. 


The ADU Study Committee shall endeavor to issue its report to the Planning Board within one year of its formation, but in no event later than October 1, 2022. Upon receipt of such report, the Planning Board shall hold at least one public meeting in advance of the December 1 deadline for submission of zoning amendments as set forth in Article 2, Section 7 of the Hingham General By-laws, to determine if the Planning Board will elect to submit, or to support the submission of, one or more zoning amendments based on the report of the Committee.


Member Board or Committee Represented
Jennifer Gay Smith, Chair Planning Board
Gerry Allen Moderator
Matthew Curran Select Board
Robyn Maguire Zoning Board of Appeals
Beth Rouleau Council on Aging
Tracy Shriver Historic Districts Commission
Diane DeNapoli Commission on Disabilities