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Braintree Ivory Street Corridor: A Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Opportunity

BACKGROUND The Town of Braintree partnered with MAPC, property owners, business owners, and residents to shape a vision for the 100 acres north and south of the MBTA’s Braintree Red Line Station.  As part of the community’s ongoing planning, Braintree recognizes that the Ivory Street Corridor area is transitioning from earlier development patterns and has […]

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Affirmative Marketing

Outdated: being updated The Fair Housing Toolkit brings together available resources to help elected leaders, municipal planning, housing and redevelopment officials, developers, citizen board members, and other volunteers understand how to affirmatively further fair housing.  Affirmative marketing tactics are most commonly relevant to affordable housing developers seeking to fill vacant units. The outreach resources provided […]

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Master Plans and Assessment of Fair Housing

Outdated: being updated The Fair Housing Toolkit brings together available resources to help appointed and elected leader and municipal planning housing and development officials, developers, citizen board members, and other volunteers understand how to affirmatively further fair housing.    This section describes the master plan, the Analysis of Impediments and the proposed Assessment of Fair Housing […]

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Massachusetts Food Access Index

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MAGIC Meeting | January 4, 2018

Agenda

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Chelsea Waterfront Community Vision Plan 2016

Click here to view the Final Report   How do we make the Chelsea Waterfront better for all? The City of Chelsea has been working on improving the City for all, and planning for housing, jobs, services and a healthier environment. MAPC is assisting the City to develop a vision for its waterfront to balance […]

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Water Resources Technical Assistance Projects

All MAPC water resources documents from 1982 to date are listed below, with links to those that are available for download in PDF format. For those documents that are not available online, hard copies are available upon request. Contact Martin Pillsbury. 2004 Lake Cochituate Nonpoint Source Water Quality Plan (Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Sherborn, and Wayland) Executive […]

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Clean Energy Toolkit Topic: Wind Energy

To a certain extent, wind energy can be thought of as a derivative of solar energy – winds are created as the sun heats the atmosphere unevenly, creating convection currents. The Earth’s rotation and irregularities in its surface also contribute to wind flow. Wind turbines capture the mechanical energy of wind and convert it into […]

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Clean Energy Toolkit Topic: Waste Energy

Waste energy is generated from waste-to-energy plants, which burn solid waste at extremely high temperatures to produce electricity. The Massachusetts Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) relegates waste energy to Class II, in a separate category from Class II renewables. The RPS obligation for Class II Waste Energy is currently set at 3.5% of total electricity in Massachusetts. Plants […]

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Use a Performance Contract for Municipal Efficiency Projects

An energy savings performance contract (ESPC) is a special contracting tool that allows building owners to pay for energy efficiency upgrades out of the energy cost savings guaranteed by the contractor. In Massachusetts, ESPCs are defined as a subset of energy management services (EMS) agreements, which can also include performance-based energy generation projects. MGL Ch. […]

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