Zoning Amendments - MBTA Communities

Multi-Family Zoning Requirements for MBTA Communities
A new state law requires MBTA-served communities to have at least one zoning district of reasonable size in which multi-family housing is permitted as of right and allows at least 15 units per acre and other criteria set forth in Sec. 3A of M.G.L. c. 40A. The State Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) issued final guidelines for communities to comply. 

The Planning Board is working towards zoning compliance. The Planning Board is holding public work sessions at each of their regularly scheduled meetings to develop a zoning proposal to bring to Town Meeting. 

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On October 25, 2022, the Planning Board hosted a creative housing workshop. Participants were introduced to the law and asked to help map areas to zone to allow housing.  Thank you to LexMedia for filming view here.  The presentation and marked up maps from the workshop are below. 

Friday, January 6, 2023 - 9:30 am League of Women Voters First Friday Cary Memorial Library. Presentation   Video by Lex Media Here

Upcoming Meetings:
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 6:00 pm Zoom Public Hearing (Click for Agenda Packet)

  1. Zoning Drafts