A Case For Smart Growth Legislation As A Complement To Chapter 40B

BT_Logo_400x400By Susan Gittelman | Special to Banker & Tradesman

Housing costs and housing affordability are on everyone’s mind in Massachusetts.

Whether you are trying to put down roots, hire an employee, or stay more closely connected with grandchildren on something other than Skype, you know that we desperately need a lot of new places to live in the commonwealth. The biggest obstacle to that goal is obsolete local zoning.

It is a problem we haven’t been able to solve. But in the legislative session that just ended, more progress was made than ever before. To its credit, the Massachusetts Senate passed a zoning reform bill. It went to the House, but time ran out at the session’s end.

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