Page 8 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, June 7, 2019 STUDY | FROM PAGE 7 ers needed to fill jobs in a bustling Massachusetts economy. Report author Amy Dain points to a series of small, subjective local decisions and bylaw changes that collectively tip the balance away from production and create hurdles for even good-quality development to succeed. “In the early decades of zoning, all development was allowed ‘as-ofright,’ meaning that landowners had a right to build projects that meet the specifications in zoning. In the 1960s, municipalities began shifting their zoning systems to a more ad hoc and discretionary system of special permits,” said Dain. “In recent decades, the system has become even more political and discretionary, with the local legislative body, either town meeting or city council, having the final say over multi-family developments, project by project.” Between 2015 and 2017, only 14 percent of all multifamily units in the 100 cities and towns were able to use “by right” zoning, found Dain. Approximately 57 percent used special permits, 22 percent used Chapter 40B (which overrides local zoning if the city or town does not met the state threshold for affordable housing), and seven percent used use variances (also discretionary). Relatively little land in Metro Boston is zoned for new multifamily development, Dain found. While that might be not an issue if communities built up in height, “most municipalities highly restrict height and density of developSTUDY | SEE PAGE 22 Legislators Lewis, Donato, Brodeur and Ultrino support passage of local road repair funding bill B OSTON – In May, both the Massachusetts House of Representatives and State Senate passed a bond bill (H.69) to fund local road and bridge repairs (funding often referred to as “Chapter 90” funds) and to continue the legislature’s ongoing commitment to invest in local communities. The bill will provide $200 million in Fiscal Year 2020 for municipal infrastructure improvements across the Commonwealth. “Our communities need meaningful state investment into road and bridge repair, and after yet another long New England winter, we’ve all seen the rough shape of many local roads,” said State Senator Jason Lewis. “This funding will improve our infrastructure and make our transportation network safer and more reliable.” “I am pleased with Malden’s allocation under this bill,” said State Representative Paul Donato, who is Second Assistant Majority Leader. “I am confident that city officials will utilize these funds for important infrastructure projects.” “I was pleased to vote in favor 54 OAKES STREET EVERETT, MA 02149 Phone (617) 389-2448 www.saseverett.com Preschool to Grade 8 (PreK program starts at 2.9) Christian Values & Strong Academics Before/After School Programs Extra-Curricular Activities Financial Assistance Available Come and see the difference we can make in the life of your child! 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I hear all the time from my constituents about the need for road and bridge repairs,” said State Representative Paul Brodeur. “These investments will not only improve road safety, but will maintain our valuable infrastructure for generations to come.” “I am confident that these much-needed Chapter 90 funds will help get our communities on the right track to repair local roads and bridges,” said State Representative Steven Ultrino. “I am glad that the Commonwealth recognizes the necessity of investing in statewide infrastructure.” Chapter 90 funds are allocated using a formula based on community road miles, population and employment. Under this bill, Malden is allocated $909,329 for the 2020 Fiscal Year. After passage in the House and Senate, the House unanimously enacted the bill on May 29. The bill will be sent to Governor Charlie Baker (who sponsored the legislation) for his signature. Malden Chamber of Commerce announces SuperBowl IV T he Malden Chamber of Commerce invites you to join us at SuperBowl IV on June 20 from 6- 8 p.m. at Town Line Luxury Lanes. This is a fun evening of bowling, fun and friendship. Everyone is welcome, from professionals to amateurs. Even those who have never bowled before will have fun. Prizes are awarded for High Score, Low Score and Most Spirited. Creative costumes are encouraged. Teams include five bowlers and the team fee is $225. The fee includes two hours of bowling, shoes and a $25 donation to the Arlene Goldstein Ceppetelli Scholarship, which was established by Malden High School’s Class of 1982. In addition, a portion of the evening’s proceeds will go to the Chinese Culture Connection. To register, contact the Malden Chamber of Commerce at info@ maldenchamber.org or call 781-322-4500. Spring!

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