State Mandated Zoning Information

On August 10, 2022 the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) released final guidelines for the implementation of new zoning requirements, as mandated by the State of Massachusetts.  Please visit Commonwealth of Massachusetts page at to read a letter issued by the Housing and Economic Development Secretary, Mike Kennealy.

For more information on the State's requirements for multi-family housing you can review the slide show, or watch a one hour webinar presented on September 8th, 2022 by Representatives of the State.

On September 13, 2022 Mayor Verga issued a memorandum outlining the City's next steps as they relate to the state's multi-family zoning requirement.  Please click here to view Mayor Verga's memorandum to City Council regarding the final guidelines issued by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.

For a timeline of events related to the multi-family zoning requirement, please see the graphic below. 

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Check this page periodically for additional information and updates.