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Public Meeting on Zoning Code Amendment to 80B-5.2: Affordable Housing Waiver

Nov 30, 2023

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Contact Name:

    Caitlin Coppinger

  • Contact Email Address:

    [email protected]

  • Type:

    Public Meeting

  • Location:

    Virtual Meeting


The BPDA is hosting a virtual Public Meeting to discuss the minor amendment change to Article 80B-5.2, which allows the Agency to waive Article 80 of the zoning code. The BPDA is proposing to strike the below line from the code and get feedback from members of the public.

Waiver of Large Project Review Requirements for Certain Projects to Preserve or Create Affordable Housing. The purpose of this subsection 80B-2.5 is to allow the Boston Redevelopment Authority to waive the requirements of Large Project Review for certain Proposed Projects to rehabilitate or construct Affordable Housing units if the Authority has determined that such waiver will increase the availability or quality of Affordable Housing in the City and that such Proposed Project will not generate significant adverse impacts outside the Lot. The criteria for waiver of such review requirements pursuant to this Section 80B-2.5 are as follows:

  1. such Proposed Project is for the rehabilitation, replacement, extension, or creation of Affordable Housing units that are or will be subject to review by the Authority pursuant to Section 3-1A.a (Planned Development Areas), Section 3-1A.b (Urban Renewal Areas), or M.G.L. Chapter 121A; and
  2. the Authority determines that, with respect to those impacts that may be addressed pursuant to Section 80B-3 (Scope of Large Project Review), the Proposed Project will not have significant adverse impacts outside the Lot; and
  3. the Authority determines that the Proposed Project will increase the availability or quality of Affordable Housing in the City.

How to Participate

Register in Advance
Toll-free call-in number: 833.568.8864
Meeting ID: 160 282 0390

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