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Introducing the Section 3A District Suitability Analysis Tool

Introducing the Section 3A District Suitability Analysis Tool Join us for a webinar on February 27 to learn more! Written by MAPC Land Use & Data Services Staff February 8, 2024 – In 2021, the Massachusetts Legislature added a new section to the state’s Zoning Act (MGL Chapter 40A) — MBTA Communities Multifamily Zoning Requirement (Section […]

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MBTA Communities Multifamily Zoning: MAPC’s Recommendations

In January 2021, the Massachusetts Legislature adopted an Economic Development Bond Bill (H.5250) that made long-overdue changes to the state’s Zoning Act. The “Housing Choices” sections of the bill made it easier for municipalities to adopt pro-housing zoning changes, discourage meritless anti-housing lawsuits, and require each municipality in the MBTA district to zone for multifamily […]

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