Panelist, "Building the Commonwealth One Zoning Decision at a Time," ULI Boston
225 Franklin ST FL 5th Boston, MA 02110
There is an acute housing shortage in greater Boston and an ever-growing segment of the population is being priced out of the market. Through the use of their respective zoning bylaws, cities and towns have the ability to help generate more housing to address this shortage. However, many towns use their zoning code to inhibit rather than encourage housing production.
This panel of housing experts and elected leaders will review some of the common tenets found in zoning codes throughout the region and tackle the questions:
What works in our existing zoning codes and what should we do more of?
What should communities be doing differently?
What is the cost of not addressing this problem?
- Amy Dain, Researcher and Author of The State of Zoning for Multi-Family Housing in Boston
- Jan Devereaux, City Council, Cambridge, MA
- Matthew Kiefer, Director, Goulston & Storrs
- Moderator, Susan Connelly, Director of Community Assistance, MHP