Greater Boston

1719 house in Salem, Massachusetts

Greater Boston Considers Relaxing ADU Rules as Housing Shortage Deepens

Cities in the region want to increase flexibility for homeowners who want to build 'granny flats' on their property.

July 27, 2021 - Boston Globe

Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester Massachusetts

Transitional Housing Project Rejected Due to Parking Concerns

The nonprofit developer of a transitional housing project in Dorchester, Massachusetts argues that most residents of the proposed project won't own cars, but neighbors worry the added density will put a strain on local parking.

May 6, 2021 - Universal Hub

Commuter Rail

New Transit-Oriented Development Requirements for Boston-Area Transit Stations

Cities with commuter rail stops will have to accommodate higher-density housing or risk losing access to state resources and housing grants.

January 26, 2021 - The Boston Globe

Prospect Hill Park, Waltham, MA

Housing Crunch Provokes Debate in Boston Suburb

The city of Waltham, Massachusetts has added over 11,000 jobs since 2010, but only a few hundred homes. Developers see a prime opportunity, but city officials are reticent.

July 26, 2018 - The Boston Globe

Bicycle Collisions, Fatalities Increasing in Boston's Suburbs

The Boston Globe crunched the numbers in a recent Massachusetts Department of Transportation report.

October 13, 2014 - The Boston Globe

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