Mayor Joseph Curtatone on Municipal Zoning Regulations 


Municipal zoning regulations throughout MA are freezing people out of our communities. The gap between progressive rhetoric and regressive zoning needs to be eliminated. This was written by a Newton city councilor, but it holds true throughout the greater Boston region. It’s why we’re in danger of falling 450,000 housing units short of demand.
In Somerville we have proposed a zoning ordinance that would set a new standard for every municipality in the region – one that balances transit-oriented housing, affordable housing, open space, commercial development, existing neighborhoods and a thriving arts community. We’ve done the work and we’re ready to lead this region forward. We just need to enact it.

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