Town of Antrim, NH
Article IV - Village Business District (VB)
(Adopted March 14, 1989)
ARTICLE IV - VILLAGE BUSINESS DISTRICT (VB)
(Adopted March 14, 1989, Amended March 9, 2010)

A.      Purpose

The Village Business District is intended to be a district comprised mainly of small businesses, community and municipal buildings, other public and semi public uses, and residences.

B.      Permitted Uses (Adopted March 8, 1994)

1.      Principal permitted uses:

a.      Single family dwellings

b.      Duplex dwellings

c.      Multifamily dwellings (requires Site Plan Review)

d.      Public and private schools (all levels)

e.      Churches (see Article XIV Supplemental Regulations)

f.          Home-based businesses (see Article XIV Supplemental Regulations)

g.      Retail business

h.      Convenience stores

i.      Restaurants

j.      Business and professional offices

k.      Veterinary clinics

l.      Banks and financial institutions

m.      Personal services (Deleted March 13, 2001)

n.      Hospitals and nursing homes

o.      Motels, hotels, motor inns, tourist homes and bed and breakfast establishments

p.      Funeral homes

q.      Social clubs

r.      Gasoline service stations

  •      Laundromats and dry cleaning establishments
  •      Wholesale, warehouse and storage facilities
Mini-warehouse/storage facilities (Deleted March 14, 2000)

Laboratories

Printing and publishing establishments

Building materials and supply

Recreational facilities

Roadside stands

Condominiums and cluster developments (requires Site Plan Review)

Elderly housing (requires Site Plan Review)

Light Manufacturing (requires Site Plan Review)

        ee.     Mixed Use (Any combination of residential, commercial, public, etc.) (as listed
                under primary uses) (Adopted March 9, 2010)

2.      Accessory uses: (Adopted March 8, 1994)

a.      Any use accessory to a principal permitted use

b.      Signs as permitted in Article XVII.

c.      Fences as permitted in Article XIV

d.      Parking and loading facilities as permitted in Article XV.

Storage or parking of major recreation equipment as permitted in Article  
XIV

Private swimming pools, tennis courts and greenhouses (See Article XIV) (Adopted March 9, 1993)

Special exception uses (as permitted in Article XIII):

Conversion apartments.

C.         Lot, Yard    and Height Requirements

1.  Areas served by public sewer and water:

a.      Single-family detached dwelling units: The minimum lot size (area) shall be 20,000 square feet with a minimum frontage of 100 feet and minimum depth of 100 feet.

Duplex dwellings: The minimum lot size (area) shall be 30,000 square feet with a minimum frontage of 125 feet and a minimum depth of 150 feet.

Multi-family dwellings

(1)     The required lot size (area) is 10,000 square feet per dwelling unit.

(2)     The minimum required site (tract) for a multi-family dwelling is 40,000 square feet.

(3)     The total number of dwelling units permitted on a site is calculated by dividing the size of the site by 10,000 square feet per dwelling unit, with a limit of six (6) units per dwelling.

(4)     The minimum lot frontage is 200 feet and the minimum lot depth is 200 feet.

d.      Elderly housing:

(1)     The required lot size (area) is 3,600 square feet per dwelling unit.

(2)     The minimum required site (tract) for an elderly housing structure is 40,000 square feet.

(3)     The total number of dwelling units permitted on a site is calculated by dividing the size of the site by 3,600 square feet per dwelling unit.

(4)     The minimum lot frontage is 200 feet and the minimum lot depth is 200 feet.

e.      Non—residential structures/uses: The minimum lot size (area) shall be 20,000 square feet with a minimum frontage of 100 feet and a minimum depth of 100 feet.

f.      Back Lots (See Article XIV Supplemental Regulations)

2.      Areas not served by public sewer and water:

a.      Single-family detached dwelling units: The minimum lot size (area) shall be 90,000 square feet with a minimum frontage of 200 feet and a minimum depth of 200 feet.

Duplex dwellings: The minimum lot size (area) shall be 130,000 square feet with a minimum frontage of 300 feet and a minimum depth of 200 feet.

Multi-family dwellings and elderly housing: Permitted only in cluster housing developments. (see Article XIV)

d.      Non-residential structures/uses: The minimum lot size (area) shall be 90,000 square feet with a minimum frontage of 200 feet and a minimum depth of 200 feet.

e.      Back lots (see Article XIV Supplemental Regulations)

3. Yard requirements:

a.      Minimum front yard depth for all uses and structures shall be 50 feet as measured from the street right-of-way.

b.      Minimum side yard depth shall be:

(1)     Principal structures and accessory structures with more than 120 square feet of floor area - 20 feet each side.

(2)     Accessory structures with less than 120 square feet of floor area:

(a)     Interior lot line - 5 feet.

(b)     Street side corner lot - 20 feet.

c.      Minimum rear yard depth shall be:

(1)     Principal structures and accessory structures with more than 120 square feet of floor area - 20 feet.

(2)     Accessory structures with less than 120 square feet of floor area  - 5 feet.

d.       Non-residential, multi-family and elderly units: The minimum side and rear yards shall be 20 feet from the lot line or 50 feet from the nearest adjacent residence, whichever is greater.

e.      Exceptions: Walls and fences shall be exempt from side and rear yard requirements as noted above. (See Article XIV)

4.      Maximum lot coverage for principal and accessory structures shall be as follows:

a.      Single family and duplex dwellings: 35 percent of total lot area.

b.      Multi-family/elderly units: 30 percent of total lot area.

c.      Non-residential uses: 40 percent of total lot area.

5.      Maximum height for all buildings: 2 1/2 stories or 35 feet, whichever is less.

D.      Special Setback (Buffer Strip) Provisions

An establishment engaged in commercial activity shall maintain as green space fifty percent (50%) of the front, side and rear yard setback areas. The front yard setback shall be landscaped and the side and back yard setbacks shall be maintained to provide a reasonable measure of protection to the adjacent properties as determined by a Site Plan Review.

Updated 4/05/10