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Posted on: August 14, 2018

Draft Housing Production Plan Available for Comment

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The draft Housing Production Plan is ready and awaiting public comment! Please find the complete Draft Housing Production Plan here. The Town will be taking public comments on the draft plan from today until August 31, 2018. Please send comments or questions to Michael Zehner, Planning Director at mzehner@wellesleyma.gov or by calling 781-431-1019 x 2232.

Following the end of the comment period, the Planning Board will be reviewing the draft plan at their meeting on September 4, 2018 and the Selectmen will be reviewing the draft plan at their meeting on September 11, 2018. A joint meeting is scheduled between the Board of Selectmen, Planning Board, and Wellesley Housing Development Corporation for September 24, 2018 to adopt the plan. Once the plan is adopted it must be certified by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.

Just as a reminder,  the Housing Production Plan identifies the housing needs of a community and the strategies it will use to make progress in facilitating the development of affordable housing. By taking a proactive approach in the adoption of a Housing Production Plan, communities such as Wellesley, that are under the 10% threshold of Chapter 40B, but are making steady progress in producing affordable housing on an annual basis, gain more control over comprehensive permit applications for a specified period of time.

For more information on the Wellesley Housing Production Plan and the public process to date visit https://www.wellesleyma.gov/987/Housing-Production-Plan

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