Category Archives: Affordable Housing

Zoning Amendments Posted for March 4, 2019 Public Hearing

The Planning Board has scheduled several public hearings for March 4, 2019. Above is a tab that brings you to the notice for the hearing, and links to each of the proposed zoning amendments. Each has a discussion item explaining the by-law, the reasons for it, and the verbiage for the actual amendment. You can also get there through this link: HERE

Dennis works on new bylaw to encourage more housing choices

Dennis works on new bylaw to encourage more housing choices

A little more info:

  • Limited to lesser of 40% of available floorspace or 1,000 so
  • Must be for minimum term of 30 days
  • One additional parking space required for ADU
  • Limited to one ADU on site
  • Current zoning, Section 4.9.3 allows Planning Board to approve more than one ADU, this proposal will rescind Section 4.9.3

An article to share: Detailed data show the value of land under homes across the country

Detailed data show the value of land under homes across the country

Not really surprising. Solutions to resulting climbing land values:

  1. Density (such as upcoming Exit 9 and adding multi-family housing options)
  2. Accessory Dwelling Units
  3. Collaborative Living Spaces