MBTA Communities Multifamily Law’s New Zoning Requirements

On May 7, 2024 at 7:00 p.m., the City Council will be having a Public Hearing in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, for a presentation and public comment period regarding the MBTA Communities Multifamily Law’s (MBTA – 3A Multifamily Law’s) new zoning requirements and guidelines and how they affect the City of Woburn.

The new law (new Section 3A of MGL c. 40A and related guidelines) requires MBTA communities to have at least one zoning district of reasonable size in which multi-family housing is permitted as of right and meets other criteria such as: Minimum gross density of 15 units per acre; Located not more than 0.5 miles from a commuter rail station, subway station, ferry terminal or bus station, if applicable; and no age restrictions and suitable for families with children. Woburn is considered an MBTA community.

For more information on the new requirements you can visit the Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities (EOHLC) at the following link https://www.mass.gov/info-details/multi-family-zoning-requirement-for-mbta-communities.

Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2024
Time: 7:00 P.M.
Location: City Council Chambers
Woburn City Hall
10 Common Street

The Public Hearing will be part of the City Council’s regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, May 7, 2024. For the City Council’s full agenda please check the meeting page at the following link here for more information. Meeting agendas are typically posted the Thursday before the meeting. If special services, assistance, or accommodations are required to participate in this meeting, please contact the City Clerk within sufficient time prior to the scheduled meeting time.

Since no proposed zoning amendments have been submitted to the City Council at this time, this is an informational meeting and public comment period only.

Notice of Hearing – MBTA Communities Law Presentation 5-7-2024