Last Wednesday night, the Town of Lexington became the first in Massachusetts to comply with the MBTA Communities act when support of it was voted on at the Town Meeting with 107 votes in favor and 63 opposed.  The MBTA Communities Act requires communities to zone for multi-family housing near public transportation.  It was put in place to help solve what the government deems a housing crisis in Massachusetts in terms of available and affordable housing.

The Town of Lexington's approved proposal will create 227 acres of overlay districts for multi-family zoning in 12 areas of Lexington, including the Town Center.  It includes more than quadruple the required 50 acres.

Read more about it at the Boston Globe.

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