Maynard Moves Housing Production Plan to Joint Select Board/ Planning Meeting For Adoption
For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 16, 2021
Maynard – After a year-long community planning process, Maynard’s 2015 Housing Production Plan has been updated (HPP) and is heading to a joint meeting of the Select Board and Planning Board for adoption on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 at 7 p.m. on Zoom.
The meeting will also feature a presentation by MAPC Regional Housing & Land Use Planner, Alex Koppelman.
The HPP identifies housing needs and establishes goals for future housing development. Housing plans require renewal every five years. Maynard’s first HPP was successful, and the town achieved many of its goals. As a result, a team of volunteers along with MAPC and Town Staff, crafted a new set of goals, strategies, and recommendations.
The Update team included members from a variety of backgrounds to ensure all perspectives were considered. Two public forums were held to help the team better understand community housing need and demand. Now, the Planning Board and Select Board will review the updated key findings and recommendations.
“Maynard has once again come through and done a fantastic job working together on our HPP so we can continue to address the very serious issue of housing while continuing to shape the town in a way that reflects the community's vision,” said Planning Director Bill Nemser.
Both the Select Board and Planning Board must adopt the HPP before it can be submitted to the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) for approval. Once approved, the HPP will guide housing activities in Maynard for another five years.
This process was funded through the District Local Technical Assistance (DLTA) Program and the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA).
Members of the public may join the Town of Maynard and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) for a joint hearing with the Planning Board and Select Board on Tuesday, September 21 at 7 p.m. on Zoom by clicking here or by following the access information on the town website, www.townofmaynard-ma.gov.