Page 22 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, June 7, 2019 STUDY | FROM PAGE 8 ment too, such that buildout does not satisfy demand.” The study is the first in 15 years to review zoning and permitting in Metro Boston in a systematic manner. The last major analysis, which was done by Dain for the Pioneer Institute in 2006, highlighted the many municipal barriers to housing production. Her latest review shows limited progress in some communities, but not enough to keep up with increased housing demand. “The problem with the approval process for multi-family housing is that it is time-consuming, costly, unpredictable, and results in building far less housing than we need,” said Massachusetts Housing Partnership Executive Director Clark Ziegler. The study found a “major shift” in use of mixed-use zoning, particularly in city and town centers. Mixed-use zoning, which allows for housing and commercial uses in the same building or same parcel, has now been adopted in over 80 percent of the region’s municipalities. “Although many communities have adopted mixed-use zoning for both homes and offices in their downtowns, many of them continue to restrict the actual number of units that can be built through height limitations, restrictions on the number of bedrooms, and onerous parking requirements. When you combine these restrictions with the discretionary approval of individual projects, you have a recipe to produce much less housing than the people of Metro Boston need,” said MAPC Executive Director Marc Draisen. “This shortage forces prices to skyrocket, along with the number of homeless people in our region,” Draisen added. While municipalities are adopting mixed-use in their centers, much more zoning density and housing production is going to areas away from those centers. “Municipalities have been cautious in allowing development in historic centers, typically permitting tens of dwelling units, but not hundreds,” according to Dain. “Too often the significant developments are in car-centric locations away from shopping, jobs and public transportation. Local politics often pushes major development to places where existing homeowners won’t protest,” said Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance Executive Director André Leroux. “As a result, we’re getting more traffic and less housing. It’s time to level the playing field.” SPADAFORA AUTO PARTS JUNK CARS WANTED “COMPLETE GLASS SERVICE CENTER” Storefronts & Entrance Doors Custom Mirrors • Table Tops • Auto Glass Insulated Glass • Window & Screen Repairs 2034 Revere Beach Parkway, Everett 617-389-GLAS FRANK’S Housepainting (781) 289-0698 • Exterior • Ceiling Dr. • Power Wash • Paper Removal • Carpentry FREE ESTIMATES — Fully Insured “Proper prep makes all the difference” – F. Ferrera • Interior AAA Service • Lockouts Trespass Towing • Roadside Service Junk Car Removal 617-387-6877 26 Garvey St., Everett MDPU 28003 ICCMC 251976 SAME DAY PICK UP 781-324-1929 Quality Used Tires Mounted & Installed Used Auto Parts & Batteries Family owned & operated since 1946 WASTE REMOVAL & BUILDING MAINTENANCE Window, floor, deck, and gutter • Landscaping, Lawn Care, Mulching • Yard Waste & Rubbish Removal • Interior & Exterior Demolition (Old Decks, Fences, Pools, Sheds, etc.) • Appliance and Metal Pick-up • Construction and Estate Cleanouts • Pick-up Truck Load of Trash starting at $169 LICENSED & INSURED Call for FREE ESTIMATES! Offi ce: (781) 233-2244 HELP WANTED Landscape Laborers Needed 1-2 Years Experience Reliable, Dependable, Good Work Ethics. Mike’s Landscaping Company, Inc. (781) 321-2074 Walter Robinson (617) 415-3933 cleaning Power-washing, trash removal & clean up MULLIGAN CONSTRUCTION Specializing in: Interior Painting, Exterior Painting, Carpentry, Bathroom Remodeling, Windows, Decks and More! * Licensed & Insured - Mike Mulligan, owner 781-738-6933 KITCHEN CABINETSStrip & Refinish STRIP & FINISH To Look Like New 508-840-0501 FURNITURE We buy STAMPS & COINS 781-324-2770 COMEAU PLUMBING & HEATING Small Projects and Emergency Repairs LICENSED INSURED Erik Comeau Master Plumber erikcomeau75@gmail.com Frank Berardino MA License 31811 FREE ESTIMATES Saugus, Mass. Cell # 781-941-6518 ● 24-Hour Service ● Emergency Repairs BERARDINO Plumbing & Heating Gas Fitting ● Drain Service Residential & Commercial Service 617.699.9383 Senior Citizen Discount $ $ $ $

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