Is Zoning Reform Dead?

With lawmakers on Beacon Hill once again dithering over the state budget and, having blown a deadline weeks ago with the arrival of the new fiscal year, things certainly aren’t looking great for zoning reform legislation. But some are optimistic a turning point is near.

Cambridge Thinks Big About Housing Production

Cambridge is considering a bold step designed to boost its affordable housing inventory: allow developers to build taller buildings anywhere in the city if they agree to build only 100 percent income-restricted units.

Cambridge Project is Case Study in Delay Tactics

Last week’s groundbreaking at St. James Place, three blocks from the MBTA’s Porter subway and commuter rail station in Cambridge, is a “feel good” real estate story: a car wash and parking lot replaced by an attractive mixed-use development

Great Neighborhoods Bill Takes a Beating

You have to hand it to them: Supporters of the “Great Neighborhoods” campaign on Beacon Hill certainly picked a snazzy name for their proposal to reform the messed-up Massachusetts housing market. But the recipe for residential bliss by the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance was recently stripped of a key ingredient: rental housing.