Municipalities across the state have been bristling for years against large 40B housing projects being built in their towns with very little local input. Here in Newton there’s been numerous battles over all aspects of proposed 40B projects in recent years – Court St, Wells Ave, Turtle Lane …
40B opponents have been lobbying the state legislature to overturn the 40B legislation. Meanwhile proponents have been pushing the legislature to take a stronger stand in support of affordable housing.
Few have thought that a meeting of the minds was possible but today the state legislature announced that a compromise has been hammered out.
As of June 1, the 40B affordable housing program will be re-christened 40C