The new zone changes several old industrial sites on the Bradford side of the river from industrial to residential property. Those properties include the Haverhill Paperboard site and Hoyt and Worthen Tanning sites.
“Those properties won’t ever be used for industry again,” the mayor said.
City planning officials and a committee formed by the mayor have been working on the zoning measure for several years.
Councilors took two votes on the zoning changes last night due to two councilors owning property in the zone. Councilors Michael McGonagle and Melinda Barrett abstained from voting and left the room while their colleagues approved the part of the zone that includes property they own downtown.