Zoning Amendments - MBTA Communities

Multi-Family Zoning Requirements for MBTA Communities
In August 2023, the Attorney General approved Lexington's zoning bylaw and zoning map 
In December 2023, the EOHLC determined Lexington's Village & Multi-Family Overlay Districts are in compliance with Sec. 3A of MGL

Zoning Bylaw Section 7.5 Village & Multi-Family Overlay Districts
Zoning Map 
Interactive GIS Map (Click Themes, Village & Multi-Family Overlay Toggle, under Zoning)

In 2020, the state legislature enacted changes to make it easier to create more housing across the region. New provisions require MBTA-served communities to adopt zoning to permit multi-family housing in Sec. 3A of M.G.L. c. 40A. The State Executive Office of Housing & Livable Communities (EOHLC) issued guidelines for communities to comply.

The Planning Board held public work sessions followed by a series of public hearings between October 2022 through February 2023. All community and Town Meeting members were invited to participate in the process.

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Meetings are filmed by LexMedia 

Zoning for 2023 Annual Town Meeting:

Annual Town Meeting presentation slides and video
Inclusionary Dwelling Economic Feasibility Analysis, updated Analysis & Supplemental January 2024
March 2 Town Meeting Members Association Info Session presentation slides
School Enrollment Working Group Response
February 27 Planning Board presentation slides to the Select Board
February 1 Planning Board Public Hearing presentation slides link to LexMedia Video (Changes made after this meeting)

  1. League of Women voters presentations