The Planning Board of Bellingham is trying to pass a new bylaw that would revitalize an area of their Town. Previous attempts in presenting the concept to the Town were voted down. The Town Planner recommends reattempting the process, but this time with greater focus on the Town and local populations’ vision for the area. To do this, it is necessary to inventory current conditions and resources for the Pulaski Boulevard area. It has been recommended to use GIS resources to address several questions important to the inventory process. The Town Planner wants to bring this to the Planning Board this spring.
The image above is the final poster presented to the Town of Bellingham, Massachusetts in regards to the Pulaski Boulevard Corridor Plan. The first map displays all of the conforming and non-conforming parcels. A conforming parcel consists of a frontage along the street of at-least 150 feet, and a total area of at-least 40,000 square feet. The conforming parcels are symbolized in a bright green color, and the non-conforming parcels are a light gray color. There were a total of 67 conforming parcels and 711 nonconforming parcels. The pie-chart below the first map displays the total areas for both the conforming and nonconforming parcels. The red section represents the nonconforming parcels with a total of 11037735.16 square feet; the blue section represents the conforming parcels with a total of 4272048.75 square feet.
The second map displays all of the existing businesses and mixed use parcels. These business parcels were separated into 12 different categories, based on the land use codes provided from the MassGIS website. The different categories included Authorities, Automotive, Exempt Property, Manufacturing and Processing, Multiple-Use, Municipal or County, Office Building, Retail Trade, Storage, Utility, Vacant (Developable), and Vacant (Undevelopable). The 10% simple hatch represents all of the businesses owned by out of state owners. The bar chart below the second map displays all of the business type categories, separated by conforming and nonconforming parcels. The bar graph shows that the majority of the business parcels are nonconforming.
The third map displays all of the existing residential and vacant parcels. The residential parcels were separated into 5 different categories, based on the land use codes provided from the MassGIS website. The different categories include Apartments, Multiple-Use, Residences, Vacant (Developable), and Vacant (Undevelopable). The 10% simple hatch represents all of the vacant parcels, and the 10% cross hatch represent all of the parking lots. Similar to the other bar graph, the bar graph below the third map shows all of the residential type categories, separated by conforming and nonconforming parcels.