2024 Housing Institute conference materials HERE

Tools and Strategies for Explaining MBTA Communities Zoning

One hundred and seventy-seven Massachusetts cities and towns subject to the MBTA Communities Law are required to adopt compliant multifamily districts. Learn how planning consultants and practitioners are helping voters understand complex zoning proposals in advance of city council and town meeting votes. Session will include examples of specific practices, information and visuals used to build understanding and support.

Panelists included:

  • Judi Barrett, Founding Principal and Managing Director, Barrett Planning Group
  • Ian Burns, Community and Economic Development Program Manager, Merrimack Valley Planning Commission
  • Lee Hartman, Director of Planning and Development, Town of Plymouth
  • Erin Wortman, Planning and Community Development Director, Town of Stoneham
  • Brian Szkeley, Planning Director, Town of Danvers

Watch the session recording.