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RESOURCES

ZONING-RELATED DOCUMENTS

Zoning_Bylaws_2019_phase_1.pdf
HousingProductionPlanadopt.pdf
Zoning_Bylaws_2017.pdf
ArlingtonDesignStandards_B.pdf
ArlingtonMasterPlan_Final.pdf
ArlingtonHeightsActionPlan.pdf

Left: The Phase I revision of our Zoning Bylaw

Center: The original Zoning Bylaw, amended to 2017

Right: The Master Plan



Left: The Housing Production Plan

Center: The 2015 Design Standards

Right: The Arlington Heights Neighborhood Action Plan, from MAPC

ARLINGTON MEDIA

~ Visit Arlington Community Media to live-stream government meetings, watch past events, find interviews with citizens, and more:

~ Here's a sample of what Arlington residents are saying:

M Ruderman Advocate Dec 6- Better land use policies could address Arlingtons problems
C Wagner 1 17 2019 Advocate Arlington draft zoning changes will change character of town
Density in double time
P Worden 1 17 2019 - Affordable homes not (their) priority

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OTHER TOWNS?

Nearby communities, such as Cambridge and Medford, face similar issues: MAPC- imposed objectives, and a lack of government transparency.

OTHER LINKS

~ Testimony of Charles D. Baker, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to the United States House of Representatives, Committee on Natural Resources February 6, 2019

Town Hall has chosen to cherry pick "more housing" from the panoply of Commonwealth needs included in this testimony, while ignoring and imperiling the Town's and Commonwealth's environmental and climate resiliency needs, and other stated objectives.


~ American Society of Landscape Architects


LOCAL GROUPS WITH SIMILAR MISSIONS

CAMBRIDGE

  • Cambridge Citizens Coalition

https://www.cccoalition.org


  • Cambridge Residents Alliance

http://www.cambridgeresidentsalliance.org/


  • Fresh Pond Residents Alliance

https://freshpondresidents.org/


  • Liveable Cambridge

https://www.facebook.com/Livable-Cambridge-1013348082194282/


  • North Cambridge Stabilization Committee

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/NCSC-mail/info?guccounter=1


JAMAICA PLAIN

  • City Life/Vida Urbana

http://www.clvu.org


MEDFORD

  • Housing in Medford Coalition

https://www.facebook.com/events/medford-city-hall-room-201-85-george-p-hassett-drive-medford-ma-02155/housing-in-medford-coalition-meeting/609231486210562/

Here’s an article about some of their recent work:

https://medford.wickedlocal.com/news/20190222/medford-city-council-moves-forward-on-new-affordable-housing-rules

NEEDHAM

  • Restore Needham

https://www.needhamma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/13486

NEWTON

  • RightSize Newton

https://rightsizenewton.org


SOMERVILLE

  • Davis Now

www.davisnow.org


  • Union United

https://unionunitedsomerville.com

WELLESLEY

  • College Heights Association

They don't have a website, but here’s an article about some of their recent work:

https://wellesley.wickedlocal.com/news/20190503/letters-to-editor


  • Our Affordable Wellesley

https://ourwellesley.org


WOBURN

  • Woburn Neighborhood Association, Inc.

https://woburnneighborhoodassociation.com