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This project amends zoning regulations for short-term shelters and housing 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”. It proposes to expand the situations that allow shelters by right, and reduces the level of land use review for certain shelters and short-term housing. The code update is part of a larger citywide attempt to address housing affordability and homelessness.
The code amendments have been approved by City Council and went into effect on December 9, 2016.
Proposed Zoning Code changes aimed to help increase shelter availability for vulnerable community members
From the Mass Shelter and Housing Zoning Code Update Project
Information and details about the plan