Effective Inclusionary Zoning
Kristen D. Las, AICP
Director of Planning and Economic
Development
Town of Shrewsbury, MA
Shrewsbury Overview
• Suburb of Worcester
and Boston
• 36,600 Population – 2010
• 13,919 Year round housing units – 2010
•...
Inclusionary Housing Bylaw
• Applies to all developments involving creation of 5 or
more dwelling units or lots.
• Single ...
Inclusionary Housing Bylaw
District Type Minimum Affordable
Rural AA, A, B and
Residence A
10%
Residence B-1 and B-2 12.5%...
Madison Place
Town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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Grove Meadow Farms
Town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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143 North Quinsigamond Avenue
Town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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Willow Woods Estates
Town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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Creative Ways Developers Work Around Bylaw
• Division of land to four lots and then waiting
24 months to subdivide/develop...
Town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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Town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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Town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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Town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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Town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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IZ Workshop 2014: A1 shrewsbury inclusionary zoning

  1. 1. Effective Inclusionary Zoning Kristen D. Las, AICP Director of Planning and Economic Development Town of Shrewsbury, MA
  2. 2. Shrewsbury Overview • Suburb of Worcester and Boston • 36,600 Population – 2010 • 13,919 Year round housing units – 2010 • 855 Total SHI Units (6.14%) • Inclusionary Housing adopted October 2005 • 18 Units created through Inclusionary Zoning Town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 100 Maple Avenue | Shrewsbury, MA 01545 | www.Shrewsbury-MA.gov
  3. 3. Inclusionary Housing Bylaw • Applies to all developments involving creation of 5 or more dwelling units or lots. • Single family, duplex, apartments, townhouses by right • Special permit to increase percentage of duplexes up to 25% • Special permit for payment in lieu, land donation or off site unit(s) • Exemption-large lot areas and greater frontage Town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 100 Maple Avenue | Shrewsbury, MA 01545 | www.Shrewsbury-MA.gov
  4. 4. Inclusionary Housing Bylaw District Type Minimum Affordable Rural AA, A, B and Residence A 10% Residence B-1 and B-2 12.5% Multifamily District 12.5% single or two family 15% apartment/condo Apartment District 25% Senior Housing 15% Town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 100 Maple Avenue | Shrewsbury, MA 01545 | www.Shrewsbury-MA.gov Density bonus for Rural A, B and Residence A districts Minimum lot area decreased from 20,000 sf to 19,000 sf (single family) & 40,000 sf to 22,000 sf (two family)
  5. 5. Madison Place Town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 100 Maple Avenue | Shrewsbury, MA 01545 | www.Shrewsbury-MA.gov • 12 acre site • Completed 2012 • 8 buildings • 12 units/building • 96 1 & 2 bedroom units (840-1,100 square feet) • 15% inclusionary (15 units)
  6. 6. Grove Meadow Farms Town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 100 Maple Avenue | Shrewsbury, MA 01545 | www.Shrewsbury-MA.gov • 4 acre site • Nearing completion • 11 lots • 12 units (1 duplex) • 15% inclusionary (2 units)
  7. 7. 143 North Quinsigamond Avenue Town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 100 Maple Avenue | Shrewsbury, MA 01545 | www.Shrewsbury-MA.gov • 39,795 sf site • Completed 2013 • 7 units • 10% inclusionary • (1 unit) –Variance Granted by Zoning Board of Appeals
  8. 8. Willow Woods Estates Town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 100 Maple Avenue | Shrewsbury, MA 01545 | www.Shrewsbury-MA.gov • 3.4 acre site • Completed 2013 • 6 lots • Special Permit – payment in lieu of unit • $233,300 to Affordable Housing Trust Fund
  9. 9. Creative Ways Developers Work Around Bylaw • Division of land to four lots and then waiting 24 months to subdivide/develop additional lots. • Building five new units on property with one existing dwelling (tare down) • We have not seen an increase in 40B development due to the bylaw. Town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 100 Maple Avenue | Shrewsbury, MA 01545 | www.Shrewsbury-MA.gov
  10. 10. Town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 100 Maple Avenue | Shrewsbury, MA 01545 | www.Shrewsbury-MA.gov
  11. 11. Town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 100 Maple Avenue | Shrewsbury, MA 01545 | www.Shrewsbury-MA.gov
  12. 12. Town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 100 Maple Avenue | Shrewsbury, MA 01545 | www.Shrewsbury-MA.gov
  13. 13. Town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 100 Maple Avenue | Shrewsbury, MA 01545 | www.Shrewsbury-MA.gov
  14. 14. Town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 100 Maple Avenue | Shrewsbury, MA 01545 | www.Shrewsbury-MA.gov

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