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Posted on: February 23, 2023

[ARCHIVED] MBTA Communities Zoning Conversation

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In January 2021, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Legislature passed economic development legislation requiring all "MBTA Communities" to develop at least one zoning district within .5 miles of transit that legalizes multi-family housing permitted by right. This housing must be:

  • Minimum gross density of 15 units per acre
  • Located not more than .5 miles from a transit station*
  • no age restriction and suitable for families with children

Andover is classified as an MBTA Commuter Rail Community due to the MBTA commuter rail stations located along the Haverhill Commuter Rail Line.

Join the Conversation
The Town of Andover will be hosting several community conversations to provide opportunities for residents to learn about the new law and weigh in on its implementation in Andover.

The first event will be held on Wednesday, March 1 at 6:30 PM at Memorial Hall Library. 

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