The latest information about the association, our brokerage community, and the real estate industry.
Marblehead ADU Ordinance
Marblehead residents will vote at their May 1st Town Meeting on an ordinance which will allow ADUs to be built by special permit approval based on specific conditions/requirements.
2023 Manchester Town Meeting
Manchester-by-the-Sea is holding its Annual Town Meeting on Monday, April 3rd at 6:30 PM at the Memorial Elementary School.
Peabody Mayor Reacts to 3A
Peabody Mayor Edward Bettencourt provided insight on his administration’s view on the multifamily zoning requirements for MBTA communities (3A) and future residential development in the city.
AG Releases Advisory on Compliance with 3A
On March 15th, 2023, Attorney General Andrea Campbell released an advisory on compliance, reiterating that 3A is a mandate, and outlining potential additional penalties for MBTA communities that are not in compliance.
Haverhill Inclusionary Zoning Proposal Moves to Admin & Finance Committee
The Haverhill City Council discussed Mayor Fiorentini’s proposal to implement an inclusionary zoning ordinance and an affordable housing trust.
Gloucester Announces 2023 CPA Projects
The Gloucester Community Preservation Committee announced 14 funding recommendations totaling $1,040,000 for 2023.
Rockport Housing Forum
After hosting the “ABCs of Affordable Housing”, the Rockport Affordable Housing Coalition will be hosting the “XYZs of Affordable Housing” on Saturday, March 11th at 1:30 PM at the Rockport Public Library located at 17 School Street.
Ipswich Construction Moratorium
Residents in Ipswich filed a citizen’s petition calling for an outright ban on all new construction for one year.
Danvers Tannery Superfund Cleanup
The cleanup of the Creese and Cook Tannery superfund site in Danvers is receiving $24.3 million from the Federal Government for cleanup efforts.
Gloucester Floodplain Ordinance Approved by City Council
The proposed Gloucester Floodplain Regulations were unanimously approved by the City Council and will go into effect on June 1, 2023.
2022 CPA Project Expenditures
The NSR communities that have adopted a CPA have reported the 2022 project expenditures. In total, $8,965,929 was allocated with $3,295,434 allocated towards affordable housing.