MAYNARD – The Town of Maynard wishes to announce that the Town’s Housing Production Plan (HPP) has been updated, and invites the community to learn more about it at a public meeting next week.
The Plan will be the subject of a joint meeting between the Select Board and Planning Board on Tuesday, Sept. 21. The meeting will include a presentation by Alex Koppelman, Regional Housing and Land Use Planner for the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC).
The HPP identifies housing needs and establishes goals for future housing development. Housing plans require renewal every five years. Maynard’s first HPP, developed in 2015, was successful and the Town achieved many of its goals.
A team of volunteers, along with MAPC and Town staff, crafted a new set of goals, strategies, and recommendations. Funding for the grant was provided by MAPC and the Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs.
The Update Team included members from a variety of backgrounds to ensure all perspectives were considered. Two public forums were held to help the Team better understand community housing need and demand.
“Maynard has once again come through and done a fantastic job working together on our HPP so we can continue to address the very serious issue of housing while continuing to shape the town in a way that reflects the community’s vision,” Planning Director Bill Nemser said.
The Planning Board and Select Board will review the updated key findings and recommendations. Both boards must adopt the HPP before it can be submitted to the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) for final approval. Once approved, the HPP will guide housing activities in Maynard for five more years.
Residents interested in learning more about the Housing Production Plan are invited to join the joint Planning Board and Select Board meeting on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. on Zoom by clicking here or by following the access information on the town webpage.