The latest information about the association, our brokerage community, and the real estate industry.
Danvers Strategic Plan Community Meetings
Danvers is holding meetings on Saturday, November 4th from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM and Wednesday, November 8th from 6:00-8:00 PM to discuss the Town’s strategic planning process.
Manchester-by-the-Sea Special Fall Town Meeting
Manchester-by-the-Sea is holding a Fall Special Town Meeting on Monday, November 13, 2023, at 6:30 PM at the Memorial School Gymnasium.
Essex 2023 Special Town Meeting
Essex is holding a Special Town Meeting on Monday, November 13, 2023, at 7:30 PM where residents will vote on an updated General Use Zoning District, a community impact fee on both professionally and owner-occupied short-term rentals and a revisited proposal for Essex to acquire land for the Apple Street Roadbed Elevation and Culvert Replacement Project.
Rockport ARPA Spending
The Rockport Selectboard is considering project proposals for the remaining $1.9 million of ARPA funding.
Manchester MBTA Taskforce to Present Status Report at Town Meeting
The Manchester-by-the-Sea MBTA task force will present a “status report” at the upcoming November 13 Special Town Meeting. The status report will provide an update on the taskforce’s efforts to study the 3A zoning requirements and to make recommendations to the town on how to address the State Law
Update: Beverly ADU Ordinance
After discussing the proposed ADU ordinance at the September 4th and 18th City Council meetings, the Beverly City Council is seeking a recommendation on potential revisions from the Planning Board.
Haverhill City Council Approves Buyout Option for Developers
The Haverhill City Council voted to approve a buyout fee that developers would have to pay to the Affordable Housing Trust to opt out of building affordable units.
Danvers Climate Action Plan
The Danvers Selectboard discussed the draft Resilient Danvers Climate Action, Sustainability, Preservation and Resiliency (CASPR) plan at their meeting on Tuesday, August 15, 2023. The draft CASPR climate action plan outlines strategies to reduce carbon emissions and increase sustainability in Danvers.
Wenham Tree Management Plan Update
At the August 8, 2023, Wenham Selectboard meeting, Conservation and Open Space Coordinator Kate Mallory made a presentation to the Selectboard on the Wenham Tree Management Plan.
Proposed Zoning Changes in Haverhill
At their August 8th meeting, the Haverhill City Council discussed inclusionary zoning, updating the city’s Housing Production Plan, and reducing the minimum lot size in the Medium Density (RM) and Rural Density (RR) zones.
Haverhill to Develop Affordable ADU Assistance Pilot Program
Representative Andy Vargas secured a $50,000 earmark in the state budget to provide assistance Haverhill residents seeking to build an affordable Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU). The financial assistance will take the form of a grant or a low interest loan.