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This project amends zoning regulations for certain shelters and housing projects and is a result of the City Council’s resolution in March to “simplify regulations, remove regulatory obstacles and expedite processes for land use reviews and permits for affordable housing projects, mass shelters and short-term housing”. It proposes to expand the situations that allow shelters by right, and reduces the level of land use review for certain shelters, short-term and affordable housing. The code update is part of a larger citywide attempt to address housing affordability and homelessness.
Information and details about the plan
Proposed Zoning Code changes aimed to help increase shelter availability for vulnerable community members
From the Mass Shelter and Housing Zoning Code Update Project