[LincolnTalk] Cambridge news on affordable housing

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[LincolnTalk] Cambridge news on affordable housing

Bijoy Misra

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Re: [LincolnTalk] Cambridge news on affordable housing

John F. Carr
The Cambridge web page on the affordable housing overlay proposal is
here: https://www.cambridgema.gov/CDD/Projects/Housing/affordablehousingoverlay

Under the proposed plan what the developer does is agree to price
units so a family of four making under $100,000 per year can afford to
live here.  What the city does is permit higher density development
and eliminate the requirement to pay off people to get a permit.

Among the concessions to developers is near elimination of the
requirement for off street parking in affordable projects.  As long as
you're within a half mile of a subway station or a quarter mile of a
bus stop with frequent rush hour service, you don't need a parking
lot.  That quarter/half mile distance includes most of Cambridge and
none of Lincoln.

On 11/4/19, Bijoy Misra <[hidden email]> wrote:
> This may be of interest to some of you.
> https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2019/11/4/city-council-survey-2019/
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