Report Seeks Zoning Roots of Boston Segregation

A prominent researcher who spent a year combing through archived municipal planning documents, state reports and local media accounts of land-use debates in Greater Boston says it’s clear many suburban areas have used zoning as a tool to exclude for over 100 years.

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.