MBTA Multi-Family District

In January of 2021, the MA Legislature enacted “Housing Choice” – Section 3A of MGL c. 40A.

This established the requirement that “MBTA Communities” create a zoning district in which multi-family housing is permitted by right.  This new law requires that an MBTA community shall have at least one zoning district of reasonable size in which multi-family housing is permitted as of right and meets other criteria outlined in the statute:

For details concerning this legislature, please visit the Multi-Family Zoning for MBTA Communities page on the Mass.gov website.

The Planning Board intends to provide several presentations explaining the proposed MBTA Multi-Family Overlay District and bylaw:

Additional resources:

Resident Comments: