The last thing we want to see is for chapter 40B to disappear.  This allows developers to build affordable units regardless of zoning.  It’s a density concept, and our town has several very nice subdivisions.

Via Webster, Ma Conrad Allen, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Asociates):

Affordable housing is in danger of going away in Massachusetts.  40B is the chapter that allows moderate and low income housing to be built in towns and cities.  They are built in locations that do not have 10% of their housing stock that qualifies as affordable.

40B allows developers to build affordable housing regardless of zoning.  “Snob zoning” has prohibited these developments.  If a developer builds under 40B they must provide for 20% to 25% of these units be “affordable” under the law.  Density is usually the issue.  40B allows more units per acre.

Massachusetts has created more than 56,000 homes for low and moderate income families.  This translates into more than 9 BILLION dollars in construction related spending.  I am not a big proponent of government regulations but this one really works.

Nov.2 is weeks away.  Vote the type of government that we need.

40B in Webster, Ma

About susanmorrison

After living in Walpole, MA for many years, our family was transferred to the west coast when I was a senior in high school. In 1983, I graduated from Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, California. I am also a 1987 graduate of Providence College with a major in liberal arts and a minor in business administration. I bring to the table many years of sales experience beginning with thirteen years in Corporate Sales at Delta Air Lines. I'm the mother of three children and I'm very active within the Franklin, MA community. I am also a cancer survivor and support the American Cancer Society Charities.

My husband and I have built five homes and I've lived in a variety of other locations including Toronto Canada, Irving Texas and my current home in Franklin, MA. As a result of all my moving around, I came to the conclusion that I was an expert at moving...why not become an expert on the other side of the table? I earned my real estate license in 2004 and believe that I have found my true niche'. I can empathize with my clients on a variety of levels; whether they are buying or selling. And, like so many other good realtors out there, I believe that possessing good communication skills is one of the many keys to success.

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