2014 ULI/Butcher Multifamily Housing Forum--Sec. Greg Bialecki

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Secretary Gregory Bialecki, Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development

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2014 ULI/Butcher Multifamily Housing Forum--Sec. Greg Bialecki

  1. 1. STATE AND LOCAL POLICY CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR MULTIFAMILY Gregory Bialecki, Secretary Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development Setting Goals and Rethinking Tools—Lessons from Massachusetts January 16, 2014
  2. 2. Planning Ahead for Growth 1 Identify Promising places for growth 2 Create Prompt and predictable permitting in those places Invest In public infrastructure needed to support growth 3 4 Market To businesses and developers interested in locating and growing in the Commonwealth
  3. 3. Massachusetts Multi-Family Building Permits November YTD 9000 8000 7000 6000 5000 4000 3000 2000 1000 0 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
  4. 4. 4 CREATE Comprehensive Zoning Tools • As-of-right zoning incentives, with location and density criteria  Chapter 40R/Smart Growth  Compact Neighborhoods • Expedited local permitting (43D) • Comprehensive Permits (40B)  Overrides local rules if community has not produced enough affordable housing  Option for “friendly” 40B with community & developer working together
  5. 5. INVEST 2013 MassWorks Infrastructure Awards Awar2013 ds • New MassWorks priority: multi-family in mixed-use districts • Of 33 funded projects, 20 met this criteria. These 20 projects will mean the near-term creation of 2,518 multi-family units • 85% of spending went to projects with a mix of residential & commercial uses, and 72% were TOD
  6. 6. Thank you Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development 617-788-3626 Secretary Gregory Bialecki (617)573-1112 Gregory.Bialecki@state.ma.us Visit our Housing that Works webpage: http://tinyurl.com/kyj4332

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