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Posted on: March 23, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Public Comment Period: Draft Guidelines for Multi-Family Zoning Requirement for MBTA Communities

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DHCD is accepting public comments on the draft guidelines for multi-family zoning requirements in MBTA communities

Last year, the Housing Choice Zoning Reform (Chapter 40A Section3A) was signed into law, which included a multi-family zoning requirement for MBTA communities; Acton is one of the 175 MBTA communities subject to this new law. When this new law was enacted, it created requirements in order for Acton to remain eligible for funding in MassWorks, Local Capital Projects Fund, and Housing Choice Initiative Programs.

The draft guidelines were released by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) that define how compliance can be achieved through local zoning.

To view the draft guidelines, please visit: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/multi-family-zoning-requirement-for-mbta-communities 

Public Written Comment on Draft Guidelines for Multi-Family Zoning Requirement for MBTA Communities

MBTA communities, interested stakeholders, and the public are invited to submit comments below on Draft Guidelines by March 31st, 2022.

https://www.mass.gov/forms/submit-public-written-comment-on-draft-guidelines-for-multi-family-zoning-requirement-for-mbta-communities

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