Intent & Purpose
The primary purpose of rural cluster zoning is to provide an alternative to individual residential lots in rural areas. Such clustered development is intended to better harmonize rural development with surrounding agricultural activities recognizing that it is the city’s primary goal to preserve and enhance farming and farmland in rural Fitchburg. This option is intended to conserve agricultural, forested and open space land, historic and natural features. Such clustered development is intended to permit the compact grouping of homes located to blend with the existing landscape and other natural features and to preserve the visual character of the landscape.