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How the Towns of Acton and Maynard Successfully Adopted MBTA Communities Act Zoning

How the Towns of Acton and Maynard Successfully Adopted MBTA Communities Act Zoning MAPC’s technical assistance efforts support successful implementation By Andrea Harris-Long, Casey Williams, Emma Battaglia, Sarah Scott, and Sukanya Sharma July 11, 2024 – In 2021, the Massachusetts Legislature adopted the MBTA Communities Multifamily Zoning Requirement that requires 177 cities and towns, many located […]

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Eleven Communities Selected for Racial Equity Advancement & Collaborative Hub (REACH) Cohort

Eleven Communities Selected for Racial Equity Advancement & Collaborative Hub (REACH) Cohort Acton, Arlington, Framingham, Hamilton, Hudson, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Milton, Natick, and Salem are participating Boston – April 25, 2024 – The Metropolitan Area Planning Council continues to work towards one of its central goals of creating a more equitable region through the Racial […]

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MAPC Awards More Than $300k in “Accelerating Climate Resilience” Grants to Nine Municipal Projects

MAPC Awards More Than $300k in “Accelerating Climate Resilience” Grants to Nine Municipal Projects The cities/towns of Acton, Ashland, Boston, Braintree, Cambridge, Chelsea, Framingham, Hopkinton, Hull, Ipswich, Natick, Wayland, and Weston make up the next cohort December 13, 2023 – BOSTON – Nine projects in the greater Boston region have received more than $300,000 to […]

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Eleven Communities Selected for the 2023 “Making it Public” Art Program

Eleven Communities Selected for the 2023 “Making it Public” Art Program Acton, Brockton, Chelmsford, Chelsea, Concord, Devens, Erving, Greenfield, Holyoke, Middleborough, and Revere make up next cohort BOSTON – February 9, 2023 – The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) selected 11 communities state-wide for “Making it Public” 2023, a training developed by Forecast […]

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