AG Acceptance of Articles 30 &41





This edition of the Sturbridge Zoning Bylaw represents the original bylaw as accepted at the Annual Town Meeting of March 8, 1965, with all amendments noted as of the conclusion of the June 5, 2017 Annual Town Meeting.


Article #30

To consider a proposed amendment to the Zoning Bylaw. This proposal would amend the definitions of Fast Food Establishment and Restaurant contained in Chapter Two and would also insert a new definition for Fast Casual Restaurant in its appropriate location within Chapter Two.  This proposal would also amend Chapter Seven- Commercial District and Chapter Eleven Commercial II District by inserting Walk Up Establishment and Fast Casual Restaurant as permitted uses.


Article #41

The proposed change is to allow Fast Casual with a Drive Thru by Special Permit in the Village Gateway.




Sandra Gibson-Quigley, Planning Board Chairperson



 Note: Pursuant to G.L. c. 40, § 32, neither general nor zoning by-laws take effect unless the Town has first satisfied the posting/publishing requirements of that statute. Once this statutory duty is fulfilled, (1) general by-laws and amendments take effect on the date these posting and publishing requirements are satisfied unless a later effective date is prescribed in the by-law, and (2) zoning by-laws and amendments are deemed to have taken effect from the date they were approved by the Town Meeting, unless a later effective date is prescribed in the by-law.