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Building the Future: MAPC’s MassBuilds Shows Past, Present, and Future Development

Metropolitan Boston needs to build an average of 16,000 new homes per year to meet projected demand. But between 2010 and 2017, we averaged just over 10,500 units per year. Ten percent of homeowners and 25 percent of renters in Metro Boston pay more than half of their income on housing. It’s clear that we’re […]

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Multi-Family Housing | Broken Zoning, Unaffordable Homes: What Can Be Done?

What’s the Problem? Massachusetts is in the midst of a housing crisis that threatens our communities, our economic success, and our quality of life. For years now, advocates have been calling for an update to the Commonwealth’s outdated zoning and housing rules. Businesses are debating whether to locate in Massachusetts because the high cost of […]

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Housing Choice Plus | Broken Zoning, Unaffordable Homes: What Can Be Done?

What’s the Problem? Massachusetts is in the midst of a housing crisis that threatens our communities, our economic success, and our quality of life. For years now, advocates have been calling for an update to the Commonwealth’s outdated zoning and housing rules. Businesses are debating whether to locate in Massachusetts because the high cost of […]

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Accessory Dwelling Units | Broken Zoning, Unaffordable Homes: What Can Be Done?

What’s the Problem? Massachusetts is in the midst of a housing crisis that threatens our communities, our economic success, and our quality of life. For years now, advocates have been calling for an update to the Commonwealth’s outdated zoning and housing rules. Businesses are debating whether to locate in Massachusetts because the high cost of […]

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Help Envision Future Housing for Winchester

For immediate release: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 ‘Housing Production Plan’ will identify housing need and shape town’s housing goals for the future WINCHESTER – Do you live in Winchester? Are you interested in helping to shape a vision for housing in your community? Join the Town of Winchester and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) […]

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Support a House Zoning and Housing Initiative

Zoning/Housing Alert: Ask You Rep to sign the Kulik/peake letter On May 9, State Representatives Steve Kulik and Sarah Peake outlined a package of important zoning and housing production reforms that House members can coalesce around.  Please call and email your State Rep today and ask him/her to join the Kulik-Peake zoning reform/housing letter! Click […]

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Help Envision Future Housing for Winchester

“Housing Production Plan” will identify housing need and shape town’s housing goals for the future For Immediate Release: Friday, February 16, 2018 WINCHESTER – Do you live in Winchester? Are you interested in helping to shape a vision for housing in your community? Join the Town of Winchester and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) […]

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Perfect Fit Parking: How Much is Residential Parking Actually Being Used?

In communities across Metro Boston, parking is a point of contention for initiatives ranging from zoning to housing projects: everyone needs more of it. However, there’s little hard data about how many off-street spaces are available in the region and what the actual demand for residential parking is. The Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s new initiative, […]

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Putting Legacy First: Planning for the Boston 2024 Olympics

Quick links: Executive Summary, Full Report Boston’s Olympic bid has the potential to shape the region for years to come. Our new report, issued jointly with the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance and Transportation for Massachusetts, urges Olympic planners to put legacy first. While the Olympic Games will only last a few weeks, the bid offers […]

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