posted by MAPDAdmin on September 13, 2013

CM Credits Approved for June 2013 MAPD Annual Conference

_______________________________________________________ Massachusetts Area Planning Directors Annual Conference 2013 Dates: 2013-06-06 to 2013-06-07 CM Requested Credits: 15.00 CM Status: Active / Approved CM Approved Credits: 15.00 ________________________________________________________ View your event on the APA CM calendar: Please note: Due to the APA website’s incorrect reference to “Area” Planning Directors… rather than “Association of…” a notification of error Read More

posted by MAPDAdmin on August 9, 2013

MAPD Board votes to sponsor 2013 Smart Growth Conference

At its kick-off Board meeting for FY14, the MAPD Board voted to provide financial sponsorship of the Massachusetts Smart Growth Conference scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 in Boston! More information about the conference is online at

Incoming MAPD VP Valerie Massard shared the following important link regarding a recent Supreme Court ruling: From The New York Times: OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR: A Legal Blow to Sustainable Development In a little-noticed ruling this week, the Supreme Court made it that much harder for America’s communities and developers to find common ground. — Professor Read More

CDBG Project Manager – Brockton Redevelopment Authority The Brockton Redevelopment Authority, serving in its capacity as management agent for the City’s Community Development Block Grant and other grant funds seeks a CDBG Project Manager. The CDBG Project Manager will manage a variety of different community development projects funded by CDBG and other Grants. Projects may Read More

posted by MAPDAdmin on June 25, 2013

Job Posting: Southborough Town Planner

TOWN PLANNER The Town of Southborough is accepting applications for a qualified full-time Town Planner.  Performs professional, technical and administrative work associated with planning/land use controls.  Employee staffs the Planning Department, while reporting to an elected 5-member Planning Board.  Candidate must possess knowledge of basic land use concepts such as subdivision regs, roadway design, landscape Read More

On Monday, June 24, three members of the MAPD Board attended a meeting at MAPC convened by Andre Leroux and the Smart Growth Alliance to discuss H.1859, and how supporters of the bill can best communicate with legislators on Beacon Hill regarding the importance of achieving zoning reform this session. The meeting, attended by many Read More

New zoning law will help ease Massachusetts’ housing woes June 25, 2013 TEN MILES north of Boston, the parking lots scattered around Winchester’s train station might not look like they can help solve the region’s housing crunch. But if the Legislature passes a long-needed overhaul of the state’s zoning laws, it could help turn those Read More

posted by MAPDAdmin on June 22, 2013

Proposed amendments to 40R Regulations

DHCD has announced a PUBLIC HEARING regarding proposed amendments to the 40R Regulations, to be held on August 13 in Boston. More info is available in the “Forums” section of

posted by MAPDAdmin on June 18, 2013

Update re CM credits for MAPD conference.

Please note that, due to MAPD capacity constraints, the submittal of all required materials to APA for CM credits for the MAPD Conference workshops has been delayed. This will be resolved in the near term. Conference attendees will receive email updates once the documentation is submitted and the workshops are approved for CM credits. Please Read More

posted by MAPDAdmin on June 14, 2013

Last week’s Multi-Family Housing Summit hosted by EOHED.

On June 5 on the 29th floor of One Beacon Street, in the large MassHousing conference room, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development convened a statewide Multi-Family Housing Summit major gathering of top state officials from many agencies, public and private sector business, government and community leaders, and institutional representatives from the Read More