East Bayside Zoning: Maker’s Market, Community Kitchen, Events

Rising Tide and Urban Farm Farmentory have a proposal in to the city to modify the rules for East Bayside to make new types of business activities and events possible in the neighborhood, according to an article in today’s Press Herald.

Now, two local businesses are spearheading an effort to loosen restrictions in the industrial zone so they can host special events, farmers markets, craft markets, artist studios and a community kitchen for food truck operators.

The goal of the changes is to give small-scale producers setting up shop in East Bayside an outlet to connect directly to consumers, said Eli Cayer, owner of the Urban Farm Fermentory, who has been helping to draft the changes.

For more information about the porposal, read this memo from the City’s Planning Department.