In early 2021, Section 3A of MGL. c. 40A (MBTA Communities legislation) took effect. The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). the agency tasked with implementing this new law, released their final guidelines in Fall 2022.
To remain compliant, the Town of Billerica held a public meeting with the Select Board and submitted an acknowledgement form in April 2022. The next step was to submit our Action Plan (attached) by January 30, 2023. The State will require new zoning in place by December 30, 2024. The Action Plan includes a general timeline for accomplishing compliance on schedule.
This work is being done in parallel to a zoning recodification (reorganization) exercise. Learn more about Zoning Recodification.
Watch this two-minute video about the new law prepared by the Mass Housing Partnership
Planning Board - December 11, 2023
Planning Board - November 13, 2023
Planning Board - October 23, 2023
Open House - Oct 19, 2023
Planning Board - Sep 18, 2023
Planning Board - Aug 21, 2023
Planning Board - Jul 10, 2023
Planning Board - Jun 12, 2023 'Kick Off'
On June 12th, 2023, NMCOG staff presented to the Planning Board.