Zoning Amendments - MBTA Communities

Multi-Family Zoning Requirements for MBTA Communities
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 Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) issued final guidelines for communities to comply. Attorney General Compliance Enforcement

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
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