Monthly MBTA Communities Public Forum to be held in Milton Oct. 3
The Planning & Community Development Department’s Monthly MBTA Communities Public Forum is on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 via ZOOM at 7:00 p.m.
We will be providing the latest updates and decisions from the Planning and Select Boards, updates from our Technical Assistance Providers, and a timeline for the December 4 Town Meeting.
Learn more and view all of the materials we’ve shared so far at townofmilton.org/MiltonMBTA
About the Multi-Family Zoning Requirement for MBTA Communities
This new law requires that an MBTA community shall have at least one zoning district of reasonable size in which multi-family housing is permitted as of right and meets other criteria set forth in the statute:
- Minimum gross density of 15 units per acre
- 50% of the total area of this new district is not more than 0.5 miles from our Mattapan trolley stations
- No age restrictions and suitable for families with children
The state’s Executive Office of Housing & Livable Communities has defined a zoning district of reasonable size as:
- Being at least 50 acres
- Capable of producing units equal to 25% of Milton’s existing year-round housing units
According to the most recent Census data, Milton has 9,844 housing units. This calculation means that we must zone in a way that has the capacity for at least 2,461 multi-family units.
When Does Milton Need to Adopt New Zoning?
As a rapid-transit community, Milton is expected to adopt zoning that is compliant with MBTA Communities by December 31, 2023.