Governor Patrick details Massachusetts multifamily housing plan

Governor Deval Patrick detailed a plan Tuesday to produce 10,000 multifamily housing units a year through 2020 in an effort to keep young professionals from leaving Massachusetts. The initiative includes a program called Compact Neighborhoods that will encourage and create housing near workplaces, public transportation, and city and village centers, Patrick said. The plan is meant to complement other state initiatives that promote so-called smart-growth β€” the creation of housing near train stations and urban centers, state officials said. It would more than double the amount of housing with five or more units β€” including apartments and condominiums β€” expected to be built by the end of this year, the state said. The move comes amid a growing chorus of housing specialists who are stressing the importance of building more higher-density housing.

Boston Globe

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s