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Feb
27
Tue
2024
Planning for Section 3A Success: Leveraging the District Suitability Analysis Tool @ Zoom (Virtual)
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Please join us for this webinar to learn more about a new MAPC Section 3A decision-making support tool! 

Background
In 2021, the Massachusetts Legislature added a new section to the state’s Zoning Act (MGL Chapter 40A) — MBTA Communities Multifamily Zoning Requirement (Section 3A) — that requireseachmunicipalityin the MBTA districttozone for by-right multifamily housingnear transit stations or smart growth locations. 

MAPC has developed an interactive MBTA Communities Multifamily Zoning Requirement (Section 3A) District Suitability Analysis Tool to help municipalities within the MAPC region identify locations for 3A zoning districts that also advance regional and local goals. 

Visit the 3A webpage

This Webinar
MAPC staff will provide an overview of the tool’s use and showcase how it may be applied, in tandem with stakeholder-driven processes, to facilitate conversations around areas suitable for new housing production. 

Register to join us for this event

Questions? Please contact:
Emma Battaglia (ebattaglia@mapc.org)

Mar
19
Tue
2024
Finding the Fit: How Parking Policies Shape Our Neighborhoods and Determine Housing Outcomes @ Fort Point Room at the Atlantic Wharf
Mar 19 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Finding the Fit: How Parking Policies Shape Our Neighborhoods and Determine Housing Outcomes @ Fort Point Room at the Atlantic Wharf | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

 

MAPC invites you to join us for this exciting MetroCommon 2050 Speaker Series event featuring keynote speaker Henry Grabar.

Event Program:

  • Keynote address by Henry Grabar; Slate staff writer, author (Paved Paradise: How Parking Explains the World), and a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard School of Design
  • Panel of municipal planners will discuss how they are taking on the issue of the “perfect parking space”, and advancing sustainable and equitable housing and transportation options.

As cities and towns work to comply with the MBTA Communities Act, this event will focus on how to “right-size” parking for your community while managing this political issue and promoting healthy neighborhoods that are economically vibrant, equitable, and sustainable by design.

This is a free, limited seating event, so we encourage you to register today!

Register for this event