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Posted on: November 28, 2023

[ARCHIVED] REMINDER: MBTA Communities Public Forum on November 30

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Join Town officials on Thursday, November 30 at 7:00 p.m. for an educational meeting on MBTA Communities and learn how Wellesley is working to comply with this new State housing initiative. 

This event will take place in the Wakelin Room of the Wellesley Free Library (530 Washington Street) and is free and open to the public. Program speakers include Wellesley Executive Director Meghan Jop and Planning Director Eric Arbeene. 

The event is co-hosted by the League of Women Voters of Wellesley with the support of many other town organizations. 

In 2021, the State passed legislation requiring communities with access to mass transit, such as Wellesley, to create zones where multi-family housing can be built as of right. The Town is currently working on a draft plan to meet these requirements by the deadline of December 31. 2024. The discussion will include: 

  • How Wellesley is responding to this requirement;
  • Where multi-family zones will be located;
  •  What changes to current zoning are needed. 

Community members are encouraged to attend this public meeting, ask questions, and give feedback. Town officials will submit our MBTA Communities plan for approval by Annual Town Meeting in March 2024. 

The November 30 meeting will be live-streamed by Wellesley Media on Comcast 9/Verizon 39. 

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