DHCD Seeks Comments on Revised 40B General Land Area Minimum Guidelines

On October 31, 2019, The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) posted Revised Guidelines for Calculating General Land Area Minimum (GLAM). DHCD's proposed revisions to the GLAM Guidelines are relative to the Group Homes Acreage Calculation. The revisions are red-lined in the online document. For the revised Guidelines, click here

DHCD will accept written comments on the Proposed Revisions to Guidelines for Calculating General Land Area Minimum through December 6, 2019." Comments can be directed to margaux.leclair@mass.gov.

DHCD originally issued GLAM guidelines in January 2018 to increase fairness, improve the efficiency of the application review process, and ensure consistency with the intent of the regulations for the purposes of calculating whether SHI Eligible Housing is on sites comprising more than 1.5% of the total land area zoned for residential, commercial, or industrial use, pursuant to M.G.L. ch. 40B, § 20.

For more information on the GLAM Guidelines, please visit DHCD's website by clicking here.