At Town Meeting in May of 2015, Andover voters approved the creation of the Historic Mill District (HMD). This new zoning district encompasses nearly one hundred (100) acres in downtown Andover. The purpose of the HMD is to encourage Smart Growth development in proximity to Andover’s regional transit station by fostering a range of housing opportunities within mixed-use development projects.
Changes in topography influences perception of building height. Design Guidelines for the Rail corridor anticipate a redevelopment plan for the former Town Yard and leverage the sloping grade change to cover shared parking with the adjacent the commuter rail. Design Guidelines articulate building massing, height, public realm interface, façades and materials and linkages and connections to adjacent sites.