#City & Town Planning
Target:
ProHingham
Region:
United States of America
Website:
www.prohingham.com

Old Ship Church is again actively trying to sell the historic Parish House to a developer. ProHingham opposes any development of the Old Ship Parish House property which would violate the existing single family zoning and historic bylaws. Nonconforming and inappropriate development would desecrate this historic single family neighborhood, which is in the Bachelor’s Row section of the Lincoln National Register Historic District of lower Main Street. Overriding the existing single family zoning of this property threatens Hingham’s tradition of preserving and protecting its irreplaceable historic character; it also threatens the fabric of family neighborhoods and the honoring of land use and property rights. Hingham’s zoning bylaws are the Town’s “bible”, developed to build and preserve property value for all residents and voted on at Town Meeting. Zoning makes Hingham a desirable community in which to live. There is a collective expectation that applicable zoning bylaws will be respected and adhered to by everyone when purchasing, selling, and/or developing a property. Historic preservation is a shared responsibility and privilege. All taxpayers adhere to the same zoning laws for the mutual benefit of all residents.

We, the undersigned, hereby OPPOSE any development of the Old Ship Parish House property which does not conform with current zoning and historic bylaws. The Old Ship Parish House is located at 107 Main Street, Hingham, MA 02043.

Any development which would violate the current zoning and historic bylaws desecrates this single family neighborhood, which is in the iconic Bachelor’s Row section of the Lincoln National Register Historic District of lower Main Street. Overriding existing zoning to develop this property threatens Hingham’s tradition of preserving and protecting its long-cherished historic character, maintaining family neighborhoods, and honoring land use and property rights.

PLEASE ADD YOUR NAME TO SUPPORT THIS OPPOSITION AND LET US KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP OUT WITH THIS EFFORT AT prohingham@gmail.com.

PROTECT HISTORIC HINGHAM!

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The Oppose Nonconforming Development of the Old Ship Parish House Property petition to ProHingham was written by ProHingham: Protect Historic Hingham and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition.