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Multi-Family Zoning – MBTA

Enacted as part of the economic development bill in January 2021, new Section 3A of M.G.L. c. 40A (the Zoning Act) 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 set forth in the statute:

  • Minimum gross density of 15 units per acre
  • Not more than ½ miles from a commuter rail station, subway station, ferry terminal or bus station, if applicable.
  • No age restrictions
  • Suitable for families with children.

For more information, please click the link below.
Multi-Family Zoning Requirement for MBTA Communities | Mass.gov

Here is a link to the draft guidelines released by DHCD:
DRAFT Compliance Guidelines for Multi-family Districts Under Section 3A of the Zoning Act | Mass.gov

To view the MBTA Communities Preliminary Information form we submitted please see below:

MBTA Communities Information Form-Submission

Helpful Document(s)

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING: SATURDAY MAY 21, 2022 AT 12:30PM AT THE NAHANT TOWN HALL: CHECK IN TIME 11:30AM: VISIT THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION https://nahant.org/annual-town-meeting/