The Shape of Things to Come?

Perched at a gateway intersection to the Newtonville neighborhood, Mark Development’s Trio apartment block is a Rorschach test for competing visions of Newton’s future.

Sign for Coolidge Corner train stop on the MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority) Green Line., on Beacon Street, Brookline, Massachusetts.

Is There Room for Housing at Coolidge Corner?

There’s broad agreement in Brookline that its main commercial corridor of Harvard Street is one of the town’s crown jewels. A pending fight over how to add more housing there is shaping up to be a hard-fought struggle.

Pro-Housing Group Expands Advocacy in MBTA Communities

A pro-housing advocacy group is expanding its staff to accelerate compliance with Massachusetts’ Housing Choice law, which requires 175 communities in eastern and central Massachusetts communities to allow high-density multifamily development.

On a Mission to Build Housing Democracy

Jesse Kanson-Benanav wants to help change the rules that shape who gets to live where and why, and he’s on a mission to bring new voices to the table who want to see more housing in Massachusetts.

Affordable Overlay an Effective Tool for Boston

I applaud Mayor Michelle Wu for making Boston’s housing affordability crisis an early focus of her administration. Cambridge shows that a zoning overlay which boosts affordable housing development can produce more affordable units than inclusionary zoning.

Cambridge Overlay Off to Fast Start

Developers seeking predictable approvals and diminished threat of drawn-out legal challenges are eager to tap into Cambridge’s new zoning designed to encourage 100 percent affordable projects.