MBTA Communities

"MBTA Communities" with images from Concord

Were you able to join us for the MBTA Communities Public Workshop September 20th? Fill out the exit survey and provide feedback on the scenarios by visiting the online survey.

Concord's housing goals were set by the community in the Housing Production Plan and Envision Concord Long Range Plan. Let's work together to move zoning for more housing options forward!

MBTA Communities FAQ click here
What is Zoning
HPP Goals
explains what is MBTA communities
Housing type examples, 15 units per acre
what is affordable housing? Shows what is affordable for various people in town
Concord 3A One Pager - Envision Concord Goals
Basic Facts 1 pager MBTA Communities

The MBTA Communities Zoning Requirement, or Zoning Act Section 3A, is a new law which 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
  • Located not more than 0.5 miles from a commuter rail station, subway station, ferry terminal or bus station, if applicable
  • No age restrictions and suitable for families with children

For more information and the details of the new law, please visit the State's website

MBTA Timeline

Upcoming Dates

Past Meetings and Event Recordings

Upcoming Community Workshop: 

  • September 20th 6:30PM-8:30PM (Hybrid) - Presentation & Workshop on Draft Zoning Overlay District Boundary & Zoning Language

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Want to explore the 1/2 mile radius and excluded land around Concord's 2 train stations for yourself? 

Visit our GIS map and under the "Layers" tab on the left hand side go to "Zoning" and click the small white triangle to expand this section. From here, click the check box for "MBTA Communities: Station Areas" and "MBTA Communities: Excluded Areas" to see both the 1/2 mile radius with a purple circle and the excluded areas which will appear in a light blue color. 

Please note, you can click on any parcel from the GIS map to learn more about it by using the "i" button on the right side of the website, use the hand button below the "i" to move around the map.

mbta communities gis map